Firefighters hold fundraiser for colleague

Firefighters Hold Fundraiser For Colleague Timothy Eiland, As He Recovers From September Mass Shooting

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  • CHICAGO (CBS) — Firefighters made a big push Friday night to raise money for a colleague who was critically wounded in a mass shooting last month.
  • Members of the Black Fire Brigade hosted a fundraiser Friday night to help out the family of firefighter Chicago Firefighter Timothy Eiland, who was among five people hurt in a shooting in the West Pullman neighborhood on Sept. 11.
  • So we’re extremely optimistic that he’ll have a full recovery,” said Chicago Firefighter Steven Ellerson Jr. “When anything happens to one of our firefighters, everybody comes together,” said Chicago Fire Battalion Chief Arriel Grey Jr. Eiland is a husband, and father of five children.
  • MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Slow Warm-Up Beginning His parents have started a GoFundMe account that has already raised more $28,000 to help the family pay his medical bills.

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