Firefighters say they were hurt on the job and city isn't helping
WAUWATOSA-- A hundred firefighters all gathered at Tosa Fest to raise money for two firefighters who say they were injured on the job and the city wouldn't give them permanent disability.
The fundraiser included a dunk tank. Michel DeLisle and Tony San Felioppo say they both got sick from different fires, went to the doctor and were told they had irreparable lung problems.
They say when they filed for disability under a state law that offers firefighters protection on the job, and they say Wauwatosa started a legal battle.
San Felippo showed us his document from the Department of Workforce Development where the state sided with him, but he says Wauwatosa then appealed the ruling. DeLisle is still waiting for a judge to rule in her case.
The hope now is that the fundraiser will help the firefighters now unemployed and at risk of losing their homes, make ends meet. She says despite the city not coming to her rescue, her fellow firefighters have.
We called the fire chief for a comment but the offices were closed.