Roswell GA Donating Fire Apparatus to Hurricane Relief

Roswell (GA) is donating a 21-year-old fire engine to a department hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

“The Island Park Fire Department is a small volunteer fire department that has one fire station and they lost everything,” Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer said.  “I truly believe that our donation will make a tremendous impact on the ability of the Island Park VFD to restore emergency services to the citizens when it is needed the most.”

Anthony D’Esposito, an assistant chief with the Island Park department, said it was “great, great news” that an engine was being donated.

The reserve piece of equipment has 100,000 miles but is believed to still have life in it. The truck had been declared surplus and was being prepped for auction when Spencer received a plea for donated equipment from a national fund established after 9/11 to aid firefighters and departments in need.

The city is also contributing a smoke-blowing power fan to Island Park. Roswell will ready the engine and fan for shipping, which will be handled and paid for by the national fund that sent out the call for donations.

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