Bells at U of R Toll for West Webster Fire Department
Members of the West Webster Fire Department rang the bell at the University of Rochester's Rush Rhees Library in a ceremonial final call for the department's two fallen firefighters, who died Christmas Eve in an ambush shooting.
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The ceremonial tolling of the bell dates back to the earliest days of organized firefighting, when a bell signaled the fire department's end of watch each night.
The bell rang nine times each on Wednesday for firefighters Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka.