Pa. firefighters donate gear to FDs in flooded parts of Ky.

“Fire gear, self-contained breathing apparatus, hand tools, hose,” said Palisades Regional Fire Rescue Chief William Shick, who put out the call for donations


By Leila Merrill

OTTSVILLE, Pa. — Pennsylvania firefighters are packing up gear to donate to Kentucky firefighters affected by recent floods, CBS News Philly reported.

“Fire gear, self-contained breathing apparatus, hand tools, hose, a whole pallet of boots,” Palisades Regional Fire Rescue Chief William Shick said.

Shick put a call for gear donations after seeing pictures of flooded fire stations.

Four days later, neighboring companies and some from New Jersey donated more than $500,000 worth of supplies.

“The response was overwhelming,” Shick said.

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