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Medal of Freedom Petition for Webster Firefighters

West Webster Fire Department

An online petition is requesting that the Obama Administration award the Medal of Freedom to the four West Webster firefighters shot in an ambush on Christmas Eve while responding to a house fire on Lake Road.  The petition asks the White House to award the Medal to firefighters Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were killed in the attack, and Joseph Hofstetter and Theodore Scarpino, who were injured.  25,000 signatures are needed on the petition by January 27 for the White House to consider the request.

Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two-decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York, to Miami, Florida.