Emergency workers set up reward for info on blasts
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Emergency responders rushed to the scene just after the bombs went off Monday. Now those groups are banding together to lend a helping hand to the victims
With a show of force, Boston’s public safety unions joined forces to help find whoever attacked us.
“I want to cry for the feeling I have in my heart but I know would be feeding the idiot that caused such a crime. We must not feed the terror. This is America and even greater than that, this is Boston,” said Tom Nee, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association.
Unions representing Boston Fire, EMS and Police established a reward for information leading the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects behind the Boston bombing. The fund is called the Boston’s First Responders Fund for the Victims of the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the victims and their families.
“We will find this person, and we will bring this person to justice. It is unacceptable that someone could disrupt so many people’s lives in seconds and destroy some families,” Nee said.
The first responders were there on the front lines instantly after the explosions, jumping right in.
“Within seconds you saw police, fire, and EMS challenging storm fences and probably the actions of many of the members, stripped their personal belts off to apply tourniquets, probably saved lives,” said Nee.
They are a group of men and women who pledge to never give up.
“As an American, my heart is broken. But as a Bostonian, my resolve for the pursuit of freedom and liberty has never been stronger,” said Edward Kelly, President of Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.