the Falls Church ambulance being donated to the Island Park Volunteer Fire Department in NY (Mark Bost/WUSA)
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA) -- Monday, the City of Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department is donating an ambulance to the Island Park Volunteer Fire Department near Long Island, NY. The Island Park department lost all of its apparatus during Superstorm Sandy.
In a statement in a press release about the donation, FCVFD Chief Paul Schomburg said, "Once we learned that all of Island Park's fire apparatus were lost, we reached out to them about donating the ambulance...I can't imagine how helpless we would feel as firefighters and EMTs if we had to function without the basic tools of the trade that we take for granted."
Schomburg and FCVFD President Ian Weston made their trek to Island Park at 8 a.m. and are expected to arrive at the Island Park VFD with the ambulance around noon.