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.