The Watertown Fire Department received a visit from their friends in the Newton Fire Department this week, who came bearing a generous gift for the family of Joseph Toscano.
The Newton contingent delivered a check for $10,000 for the family of Toscano, who lost his life in the line of duty on March 17.
Newton Firefighter Union President Tom Lopez presented the donation along with firefighters Brian Albano and Brian McNamara and Deputy Chief Mike McNamara, according to Watertown Deputy Fire Chief Tom McManus.
They gave the check to members of Group 2, the group on which Toscano worked for most of his 20+ year career. Watertown Deputy Chief Bob Quinn, Union President Rob Mannix and members of Group 2 posed with the Newton Firefighters for a photo to commemorate the visit.
“Newton has always been there for Watertown!” McManus said.
The money was raised by the Newton Fire Department during a boot drive at the Commonwealth Avenue Fire Station put on by Newton Fire Fighters Local 863 and the Newton Fire Department’s Children’s Fund on March 25.
A fund has been created for people wishing to help Toscano’s wife and five children. Find out more here.
— Newton Fire (@NewtonFireDept) March 25, 2017