GREENFIELD, N.Y. - As those impacted by the storm continue to receive support from local service members, Sunday eight members of the Greenfield Fire District returned from helping response and recovery efforts in Long Beach, Long Island.
The Greenfield Fire District pulled into their department Sunday evening greeted by family and friends after reporting for a 72 hour deployment in Long Beach.
The group helped FEMA deliver water and food, monitored for gas leaks and helped families clean out their flood damaged homes. Before leaving to head back home the group helped members of the Long Beach Fire Department clean up their headquarters.
"None of their hydrants worked whatsoever down there so that's why we brought this truck. It has 3,000 gallons of water on it so we could support another truck so if we did get a fire or any type of call we had the water source there," said firefighter Justin Burwell with the Greenfield Fire District.
The district says another challenge in Long Beach were residents trying to cope without power and heat. A second group of firefighters with the district are on standby, ready to respond when called upon.