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Run for the Hoses

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MOSCOW, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Despite a very warm and humid Saturday, dozens of runners from near and far laced up their shoes to show their support for a local fire department.

They rush in when other rush out.

“They risk their lives everyday, a lot of the times to save other people so that’s good,” says 11-year-old Mae Veliky.

But on Saturday, shoes are stepping together to help the Moscow Fire and Hose Company.

What do you hope to race it in?  “That’s a good question, somewhere maybe like eight minutes,” says Scott Muttel, a firefighter from New Jersey.

The 4th Annual Moscow Fire “Run for the Hoses” stepped off on Church Street.  This downhill race took runners through the hear of the borough.  And it’s a major fundraiser for the fire department.

“Oh it’s great.  The people that come out and support the fire company and all our fundraisers, it is appreciated,” says EMT Amanda Fidiam.

Some firefighters are making the run even more challenging.

What are you running in? “This is our gear. . . it’s a little heavy and it’s a little hot today so it will make it a little worse,” says Jim Grandjean.

When the going gets tough, first responders get going.

“It is probably going to be pretty hard but they are pretty invincible anyway, so I think they’ve got it,” says Megan Muttel.

“Run for the Hoses” is held in conjunction with the Moscow County Street Fair.  The fair continues through today in Lackawanna County.

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