Weeks after losing three of its fire engines and two ambulances during Hurricane Sandy, a New York state fire department will receive some help from their peers here in Cobb.
Wednesday at 11 a.m., officials from Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services will donate a surplus fire engine to the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, which is based in Howard Beach, N.Y. The donation of the 1992 Pierce Arrow Red Pumper with 177,292 miles on it will take place at fire headquarters at 1595 County Services Parkway in Marietta.
The donation will help a department that saw its firehouse hit with 5 to 7 feet of water during Sandy, NY1 reported in November. Cobb Fire officials say the department currently does not have an operating truck to respond to calls for fire service delivery.
The fire truck donation stems from Cobb Fire’s ongoing partnership with the Georgia Chapter of the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, which has identified a number of departments in the northeastern U.S. that lost equipment as a result of Sandy. The organization is named after a New York firefighter who was one of 343 fire personnel to lose their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center.
The organization has chapters in eight states, including Georgia.
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