Family displaced by fire wants child's fire helmet returned
The helmet was a gift to the 11-year-old girl from her godfather who was a deputy fire chief
HARDYSTON, N.J. — The township family that "lost everything" in a Thanksgiving night fire is hoping to retrieve one sentimental possession that was deemed missing after the fire.
After the Nov. 27 fire that displaced the Walsh family, matriarch Lori Walsh said the family discovered that a fireman's helmet given to her daughter Skyler, 11, almost a decade ago was missing from its location outside the house.
"It was outside on the quad," Walsh said Wednesday. "The helmet was a gift to my daughter from her godfather, who was a deputy chief for the Passaic Fire Department." Walsh said her children would use it when riding on a four-wheeler. The helmet was strapped to the vehicle by bungee cords and covered by a tarp in the backyard.