Firefighters: Store wouldn't give us water on credit during fire
The firefighters said they were told they couldn't come back after the fire to settle the tab
By FireRescue1 Staff
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. — Firefighters claim a grocery store would not give them water on credit while battling a blaze across the street.
Westchester News reported that a Stop & Shop refused the crew’s request to take several cases of water and pay for them after the fire was extinguished. A former fire chief said the firefighters had to pay out of pocket before they could leave.
The store issued a statement about the incident.
“We want to apologize to the Dobbs Ferry firefighters and to the Dobbs Ferry community in general. This poor decision should have never occurred, does not reflect our values as a company and is inconsistent with the support that Stop & Shop has shown for the Dobbs Ferry community over the years. Firefighters are valued community members who risk their lives daily to protect our community and they deserve our respect."