Texas Firefighters Need Our Assistance
t’s been a trying late-summer stretch for firefighters and the communities they serve in many parts of the United States. The full impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida, Georgia and perhaps Alabama will become more clear in the days ahead. While Irma dominates the news cycle, as it should, we must not forget about the devastation left behind in east Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey.
According to our friends at the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association
in Manchaca, Texas:
- More than 315 firefighter homes have been destroyed or damaged
- 60 fire trucks have been destroyed
- 16 fire stations have been destroyed or damaged
Additionally, numerous city of Houston firefighter homes, apparatus and fire stations were damaged or destroyed by the floods. The Texas fire service needs assistance to recover. That’s why, again, the IAFC is appealing to the fire service community to consider sending donations to one or more of the following organizations:
The IAFC continues to offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and for the strength and safety of all first responders serving communities suffering in the aftermath of these devastating storms.