Local Firefighters Donate Truck To N.Y. Fire Department
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s been nearly five months since hurricane sandy devastated towns all along the eastern seaboard.
One of the hardest hit communities, Breezy Point, N.Y.
The hurricane caused a fire there that destroyed more than 100 homes.
The Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Company in the area lost everything trucks, equipment and gear.
Even the firehouse.
Firefighters have been working hard to rebuild, but it’s been tough.
Now they are getting some help, thanks to the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company.
“It’s brothers helping brothers, communities helping communities through very devastating times and that’s what it’s all about,” MTVFC Chief John Scott said.
The MTVFC is donating its older, blue truck to the Point Breeze department.
A crew left early Friday morning to drive the vehicle to New York, about a six-and-half-hour trip.
“It’s a 1989 Ford with a ranger body, it was our special services rescue vehicle here in the township, which we have since replaced,” Scott said.
In addition to the truck, the local firefighters are donating money.
They collected funds at their Friday fish frys.
Plus they will spend the weekend in Breezy Point volunteering their time, helping out however they can.
“We’re very pleased to be able to do this, very fortunate to have the truck to donate to them,” Scott said.