Clinton Fire Department asks community for a different type of donation

  • Source: WQAD-TV 8 (Davenport/Rock Island/Moline)
  • Published: 01/09/2019 06:35 PM

VIDEO: For the first time since the deadly explosion at the ADM plant, the Clinton Fire Department is publicly speaking out about the bond they had with Lieutenant Eric Hosette and firefighter Adam Cain. A memorial is growing inside the walls of the fire station. A table is filled with flowers, cards from school children and mementos for Lt. Hosette and Adam Cain. While the constant flow of flowers, cards and money is greatly appreciated, the station's Battallion Chief, Joel Atkinson, is now asking the surrounding community for a new type of donation -- blood. Atkinson said firefighter Cain is recovering well at the University of Iowa Hospital right now, but that is thanks to the blood he received while in critical condition. He said if more people in the community could donate, even if it's in honor of both fallen firefighters, they could possibly save even more lives.


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