BOSTON, Mass. (KSDK) – It's no secret that firefighting is a brotherhood, and St. Louis will be well-represented as two firefighters in Boston are laid to rest.
Two Boston firefighters were killed in a nine-alarm fire on Wednesday. Eighteen others were injured. Two members of the St. Louis Fire Department's honor guard are paying their own way to Boston to attend the funerals and pay their respects.
"This is what we do," St. Louis firefighter Aaron Buchanan said. "We've got to take care of our brotherhood, we've got to take care of our own."
"Every time we go out of town like, people are glad we're there," St. Louis firefighter Thomas Moore said. "They shake our hands, [say] thanks for coming, thanks for spending your time to come down, and support us – even citizens are glad to see us."
The St. Louis firefighters will be playing in a Boston firehouse during their stay. They're also brining a $700 check direct from the pockets of Lemay firefighters to help the victim's memorial fund.