Smithtown Fire District Donates surplus fire equipment to the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund which will go to Kentucky Fire Departments.
The devastating tornados that ravished Mayfield Kentucky and numerous other towns and communities also affected the fire service and the first responders that service the area.
The Smithtown fire District in conjunction with the Terry Farrell firefighters fund answered the call for help and donated various fire equipment to the local fire departments and firefighters and EMS personnel in Kentucky. This equipment was surplus equipment that was not being used by the fire district and the Smithtown Fire Department. It included over 10 sets of Bunker gear worn by fire fighters as well as numerous sets of lighting equipment, gloves, nozzles, fans and even a Hurst “Jaws of Life” extrication cutting tool.
The board of fire commissioners of the Smithtown Fire District heard about the mission to help the Kentucky Fire Departments and felt this unused equipment could definitely be put to good use by donating it. Smithtown Fire District Commissioner Michael McMahon commented “That we stand ready to help our Smithtown community and Long Island neighbors as well as our brothers and sisters out of state”
The Terry Farrell fund is a not for profit organization set up to support Fire Departments and first responders across the country, Brian Farrell is the funds organizer and founder and set up the organization in memory of his Brother Terry who was a NYC FDNY firefighter that was killed on 9/11.
Brian and other volunteers will be transporting the equipment down to the Kentucky Fire Departments on January 7th.
Smithtown Fire Department
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