Gulf Park Estates fire station donates truck to station in New York | Community Spirit
A New York Fire Department devastated by Sandy will now have a new truck to help fight fires thanks to Gulf Park Estates Fire team in Ocean Springs.
The team's fire chief said instead of selling their 500 gallon tank pumper truck, his team is donating the truck to the West Hamilton Beach Fire Department in Queens, New York.
Superstorm Sandy inundated that fire department with around 6 feet of water and the firefighters lost their emergency vehicles.
Some of those firefighters came to Jackson County Saturday to personally say thanks for the donation after such a major loss.
“Katrina companies donated down here and now it is coming back. It is a great brotherhood, a big circle. We all help each other one way or the other,” said Mitchell Udowitch with the West Hamilton Beach Fire Department.
“I know exactly what these guys are going through and it seemed only fitting to pay if forward. Give back something that was given to us. Just to help them out and get them back on their feet,” said David Peto with the Gulf Park Estates Fire Department.
The Gulf Park Estates Fire Department will ship the truck to New York on Monday free of charge.