Firefighters' clam-eating contest raises money for wounded service members

Volunteer firefighters scooped, slurped and scarfed down raw

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Volunteer firefighters scooped, slurped and scarfed down raw clams on Sunday, July 16, 2017, to raise money for their fire departments and a charity serving wounded armed service members. More than a dozen Nassau County firefighters took part in the contest at Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park, consuming more than 600 clams in six minutes. (Credit: Newsday / Marcus Villagran)

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