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Ridgefield Fire Chief pays up on bet over charity hockey game

It wasn't a sight seen every day at Danbury Fire Headquarters.  The Ridgefield Fire Chief washing a car.  Kevin Tappe was in Danbury Tuesday afternoon to wash Danbury Fire Chief Geoff Herald's car to settle up on a bet. 


The Chief who's firefighters lost a charity hockey game had to wash the winner's car on the ramp of the fire station wearing a t-shirt with the winning department's logo. 


The second annual charity game was held in May.  Ridgefield lost to Danbury 6 to 3.  In the first year of the annual charity event, the Ridgefield firefighters beat Danbury on the ice in overtime. 


Proceeds from the game, more than $2,700, were donated to a Brookfield resident who suffered spinal cord injuries in a car accident.  The money was used to obtain a service dog for the woman.  Her mother is a nurse in Ridgefield.


Ridgefield won in the first year over Danbury in overtime.