St. Louis firefighters honored

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The men and women of the St. Louis Fire Department who save lives daily were honored Wednesday for their heroic efforts. The St. Louis Fire Department`s fundraising arm called the Lifesaving Foundation gave out pins and patches to first responders.

The event was called ‘Take Them out to the Ballgame’ because the first responders were first treated to breakfast at the St. Louis City Center Hotel then taken to the Cardinals Cubs game.

The foundation is raising money to replace all of the department`s 160 AED`s.

Twenty-one new ones were presented today after a $50,000 donation from Ambassador Sam Fox over the summer.