Lt. Wally Leinenger, of the Caledonia Fire Department, explains how the union is raising funds for a memorial in honor of Capt. Robert Smerchek, a firefighter who had a heart attack while on duty in 1973 and died several days later.

The department is hoping to raise funds to build a memorial to him.

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