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Local fire department reflects on Sandy response, experience

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. -- The members of the Clinton Heights Fire Department joined a wave of local volunteers who responded to the call for help as Superstorm Sandy made her approach.

One year later, the firefighters are reflecting upon the rescues, the devastation, and what they learned from it all.

Assistant Chief Seth Tracy says the initial call to deploy one day in advance of Sandy came from the state. On October 28th, 2012 they arrived in Long Island to assist fire departments in the North Shore communities.

Tracy says his members are highly trained and specialize in water rescue, and that's the bulk of what they did after the storm hit landfall. He says these deployments serve to better train his members, and that the storm underscored the need to constantly strive to be better and train for whatever curve ball Mother Nature throws their way.

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