Excerpts from wrex.com:

Fire departments in the Stateline are keeping fallen Sun Prairie Firefighter Cory Barr in their thoughts, some even raising money to help Barr’s family, after the tragedy. Last Saturday, the Leaf River Fire Department hosted a ‘Fill the Boot’ to help raise money to give to wife and two twin girls.

Leaf River Fire lost one of their own, 19-year-old Gregory Wood, in a house fire back in November.  Fire officials say this fundraiser shows all firefighters, no matter where they work, stand together during tough times.

“We’re all just a brotherhood,” Leaf River firefighter Dalton Blatter said. “I mean, there’s not any other way to kind of say that. No matter what happens, we all have each other’s backs and that’s the way that it is around here.” 

Leaf River Fire says it plans to deliver the money raised this weekend to Sun Prairie in the near future.