Local VFD Hosts Fundraiser

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SOMERVILLE - We depend on fire departments to keep us safe when we're in trouble, and today, one local community got to pay it forward to their fire heroes.

The Somerville Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Bar B Que fundraiser today. Money raised from today's event will fund the maintenance and purchase of
new fire equipment.

They held an auction with donated items in addition to serving up chicken, sausage, and all the fixings.

The firefighters were very grateful for the community's support.

"It's unbelievable for us, I mean the community...that just shows how much that they support us and we just want them to know that we support them just as much as they give to us," said Patrick Mantey, a firefighter with Somerville VFD.