WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Association of Fire Fighters General President Harold Schaitberger today issued this statement on the shooting in Webster, New York, that killed two fire fighters:
“Coming on the heels of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and on Christmas Eve, this shooting is even harder to comprehend.”
“The calculated shooting of fire fighters in Webster, New York, is both senseless and cruel. The fire fighters who responded today were performing a selfless, meaningful service to their community, unaware that a cold-hearted maniac was planning to ambush them and take their lives.
“Coming on the heels of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and on Christmas Eve, this shooting is even harder to comprehend.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty today and we pray that those who were injured make speedy recoveries.”
The International Association of Fire Fighters, headquartered in Washington, DC, represents more than 300,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics and is the leading advocate for the health and safety of first responders in North America. More information is available at www.iaff.org.