F.C. Fire Makes Ambulance Donation to Storm-Stricken N.Y. Department

The Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department made a donation today to a New York fire department that suffered equipment loss due to Hurricane Sandy.

The F.C. Volunteer Fire Department donated its 2002 Freightliner/Medic Master reserve ambulance to the Island Park Volunteer Fire Department in Island Park, New York so that they can continue to serve the public by providing basic emergency medical services.

Flooding caused by the storm surge in the wake of Sandy destroyed the IPVFD fire trucks and ambulance. Island Park is a community of 4,700 residents, located along the coast of Long Island. The IPVFD has been trying to restore emergency services to their community since Sandy’s devastating winds, rain and storm surge destroyed their fire station and fire apparatus.

Falls Church fire department staff departed early this morning from Fire Station No. 6 to deliver the ambulance to the Island Park fire department.