Louisiana Sends ‘Spirit Of Louisiana’ To NY
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The "Spirit of Louisiana" fire truck has been dispatched to Long Island, N.Y., to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning says the State of New York asked for emergency assistance for the City of Long Beach Fire Department, which sustained damage after Sandy.
Browning said Monday the "Spirit of Louisiana" can easily be placed into service because it's built to the City of New York's specifications. Louisianaresidents raised funds to help replace fire equipment for New York after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. The truck was returned to Louisianato help in response and recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It was decommissioned in 2010, refurbished and transferred to Browning's office to be preserved and ready for future disasters.