Updated:ROSWELL, Ga. —
A metro Atlanta city donated a fire truck to a New York community that lost all of its fire rescue equipment in Superstorm Sandy.
Roswell city officials voted unanimously Wednesday night to send one of the city’s fire engines to Island Park, NY. The community of nearly 5,000 was hit hard by Sandy, wiping out its volunteer fire department.
“They said the station was completely demolished. Tools were destroyed,” Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer said.
Roswell is the first city to respond in such a big way to a call for help put out by the Georgia chapter of the Terry Farrell Firefighters fund. The fund is named after a New York firefighter who was killed during 9-11 and it is seeking help from fire departments across the state.
“It’s a great thing for them to help us out. We’re absolutely thrilled,” Mike Korsch of the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund said.
The donated truck was a surplus vehicle for the Roswell Fire Department.