The village of Island Park, NY has one fire truck, which is one more than it had yesterday, thanks to the city of Roswell.
Roswell City Council voted unanimously to donate a 1991 Sutphen fire engine and a surplus PPV gas fan to the village of Island Park, which lost its fire station and all of its fire equipment in Hurricane Sandy just over two weeks ago.
When in possession of surplus equipment, Roswell traditionally follows a policy to sell through a competitive bidding process. However, because of the tragic circumstances in Island Park, the city will forgo monetary compensation and donate instead. The effort was coordinated by the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, named after a firefighter who lost his life in the attack on the World Trade Centers during 2001. Island Park firefighters will transport the truck to the New York village.
The small village, which is situated on the southern end of Long Island, is also responsible for responding to calls in the Barnum Island and Harbor Isle fire districts, according to the Wikipedia page.
A report by wsbtv.com says Roswell is the first city in Georgia to respond to the call for help in such a big way.