Sandy-battered volunteer fire dept. gets donated ambulance
The ambulance that was set for trade in will now be donated to the volunteer department
By Pem McNerney
The Madison Patch
MADISON, Conn. — The Town of Madison and the Madison Ambulance Association will donate the Town’s 1998 ambulance to the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department located on the south shore of Long Island. Broad Channel sustained heavy losses, including two ambulances and a fire engine, as a result of Hurricane Sandy three weeks ago.
The ambulance to be donated was scheduled to be traded in as part of purchasing the Town’s new ambulance. However, the trade in amount was so small that the Board of Selectmen decided at their meeting on Nov. 13th that it should be donated to a worthy agency in need. The Madison Ambulance Association then found the Broad Channel request.
As part of the ambulance donation, the Madison community is invited to “Stuff an Ambulance” with goods for the Broad Channel community in their time of need. This effort is being spearheaded by the Madison Ambulance Association, Madison Hose Co. # 1, the North Madison Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Madison Women’s Club.