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.
Thank you to ALL of the fire rescue companies, businesses and neighbors who have been donating gear, supplies as well as funds to fuel our trucks delivering the donations. Both bays are filling up,will be loaded into trucks tonight. Over $500k in donated gear and supplies! pic.twitter.com/DV1zzTn5DL— Palisades Regional Fire Rescue (@PRFR_43) August 4, 2022
Our volunteers Bill Shick, Jimmy Keogh, Kieth Milligan, Alex Pontekera,Jeff Mease are heading to Kentucky to deliver donated gear and supplies to help Fire Departments and the communities they serve, left station 49,Ottsville at 3am.Donate to fuel the four trucks venmo @ovfv4994 pic.twitter.com/PtEDhpf6qA— Palisades Regional Fire Rescue (@PRFR_43) August 5, 2022