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Georgia Fire Department Donates Truck to Island Park

Island Park was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, losing all of their fire equipment, as well as their fire station.

Credit: Christine Foster
Credit: Christine Foster
The village of Island Park now has one fire truck, which is one more than it had yesterday, thanks to the city of Roswell, Ga.

Roswell City Council voted unanimously to donate a 1991 Sutphen fire engine and a surplus PPV gas fan to the village of Island Park, which lost its fire station and all of its fire equipment in Hurricane Sandy just more than two weeks ago.

When in possession of surplus equipment, Roswell traditionally follows a policy to sell through a competitive bidding process. However, because of the tragic circumstances in Island Park, the city will forgo monetary compensation and donate instead.

The effort was coordinated by the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, named after a firefighter who lost his life in the attack on the World Trade Centers during 2001. Island Park firefighters will transport the truck to the village.

A report by wsbtv.com says Roswell is the first city in Georgia to respond to the call for help in such a big way.
A November 27, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Right on Georgia.! Thank you for helping with a donation of fire truck. I hope those northerners appreciate this and stop putting the south down because of cultural differences. I live in Long Beach and I am attending college here in the south GA area. What a difference in attitude, or should I say No attitude. GA south is always helpful, no matter where you come from.

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