Injured Webster Firefighters Speak Out

March 6, 2013 Updated Mar 6, 2013 at 7:58 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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March 6, 2013 Updated Mar 6, 2013 at 7:58 PM EDT

Webster, NY (WKBW) - Two firefighters who survived a deadly Christmas Eve attack in a community just outside of Rochester are speaking out for the first time.

Wednesday afternoon, Ted Scardino and Joseph Hofstetter took part in a news conference.

Both men spoke about the outpouring of support they have received over the past 10 weeks.

"It still seems pretty crazy," Hofstetter said. "You go to a care fire in the middle of the night -- and you never expect what happened to happen."

"We're here to help people, and you don't expect it in your hometown," Hofstetter continued saying.

They also talked about the ambush that injured them both, and killing two of their fellow firefighters.

Both firefighters face months of physical therapy before they can return to work.