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.
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  • 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.

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