Scott Safety Provides Equipment to Breezy Point and other Fire Departments Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Breezy Point Cooperative Fire Department Chiefs
Richard Colleran, Edward Valentine and Martin Ingram;
Breezy Point Cooperative General Manager Arthur
Lighthall; and Scott Safety Vice President Trent Smith
with examples of the new equipment.

MONROE, NC— Scott Safety recently donated 30 Air Pak SCBA’s and three Eagle Attack TIC devices to Breezy Point (NY) area volunteer fire departments devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The departments of Breezy Point, Point Breeze, Roxbury and the area around Breezy Point suffered significant losses while responding to the massive surge and subsequent fires caused by the storm. Expensive protective gear, and first responder vehicles were lost or damaged as the local departments scrambled to save local residents from flood waters and raging fires.

Scott technicians from the home office in Monroe, NC upgraded 30 packs to 2007 NFPA standards, and with the help of retired FDNY Firefighter and Scott consultant Tom McDonald who coordinated the relief effort, immediately dispatched the $200,000 worth of equipment to various departments in the region. The company also made significant cash donations to various organizations in the New York and New Jersey areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

“Although they had significant losses themselves, these departments had the same mission the day after the storm—out in the elements, protecting lives and property,” said Christina Deatherage, Global Marketing Communications Manager for Scott Safety. “The equipment they use is mission-critical, for their own safety as well as the safety of the people they are helping—we feel the same responsibility for the emergency crews that they feel for the neighbors and local citizens they are helping.”
Scott’s donations also included:

  • New Jersey Volunteer FF Association: 20 Air-Paks (distributed to five departments impacted significantly by Hurricane Sandy)
  • FDNY Foundation: $15,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
  • IAFF Disaster Relief Fund: $15,000 to IAFF members displaced by the storm
  • NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund: $10,000 to provide stipends to volunteer firefighters impacted by natural disasters

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