Fire departments around the country contribute to quilt for Eric Fass benefit

SYRACUSE - Fire departments from around the area and the country have been responding to benefit Syracuse Fire Chief Eric Fass and his family after he was hospitalized by a medical emergency.





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Fire departments from as far as New Orleans and California responded to the request for T-shirts with fire department logos that can be used to make a quilt.

Event coordinator Christa Reisdorff said the quilt will be featured at a Sept. 12 benefit.





The T-shirt cutoff date is Friday, August 20 . Jan Brandt  of Syracuse is cutting the T-shirts into blocks to construct the quilt. There may be enough T-shirts for quilts for Fass' children.

The list of contributors include:

  • Albion
  • Battle Creek 
  • Bennet 
  • Brainard 
  • Brock 
  • Burr
  • Chambers
  • College Station, TX
  • Cook
  • Dunbar
  • Edmond
  • Fremont
  • Genoa
  • Grand Island
  • Hickman
  • Houston
  • Lincoln (captain)
  • Lincoln (Historic Havelock)
  • Lincoln (pink)
  • Lincoln Southeast
  • Lincoln Southeast Station 17
  • Lincoln Southwest
  • Los Angeles, CA Station 51
  • Louisville
  • Malcom
  • Manley
  • Milford
  • Nebraska City
  • Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting 
  • Nebraska City Power Station Hazmat
  • Nemaha
  • New Orleans Margaritaville
  • North Lauderdale, FL
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Otoe County Mutual Aide
  • Palmyra
  • Pawnee City
  • SCC Fire
  • Schuyler 
  • Shubert
  • Syracuse
  • Table Rock
  • Talmage 
  • Tecumseh
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Unadilla
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