Maryland Fire Company donates engine to house on fire destroyed by Kentucky tornado – CBS Baltimore

WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) – Donation season is far from over for the Reese Volunteer Fire Company, which is about to launch a charity drive for the greater good after a tornado devastated a Kentucky fire station a few weeks ago. .

Captain Ken Hyde Sr, a spokesman for the Reese Volunteer Fire Company, said it has been trying to sell its pump, Engine 92, for the past six months. They replaced the older engine, which held 1000 gallons of water, with a newer model that held 2,000 gallons. No one bought this device so they decided to give it away.

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“Once the tornado hit Kentucky, some board members started talking about maybe we should do something different about it,” Hyde said. He got in touch with a Fulton County sheriff, whose station was razed in the storm, all vehicles crushed and destroyed.

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They discuss donating the truck, and the rest is history.

“We recognize the fire department as a brotherhood, and if something catastrophic like this happens to us, we hope someone will help us in the same way and take care of our company. the way we tried to take care of someone in Fulton County,” Hyde said, as they prepared to ship the pumps on Thursday.

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Local businesses and at least a dozen other volunteer fire companies are involved in helping with fuel costs, transportation and more. They will have a ‘goodbye’ party on Wednesday night before their big departure on Thursday.

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/28/carroll-county-fire-company-donates-engine-to-firehouse-destroyed-by-kentucky-tornadoes/ Maryland Fire Company donates engine to house on fire destroyed by Kentucky tornado – CBS Baltimore

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