New Orleans Responders Return Favor to NYC

New Orleans Responders Return Favor to NYC

News Nov 29, 2012

New York City firefighters flew to New Orleans seven years ago to assist after the devastation from Hurricane Katrina, and responders there never forgot the favor.

Now, New Orleans firefighters are in New York to assist in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy, and to say thank you to those who helped rebuild their own city, according to a Southwest Airlines press release. Southwest is reportedly covering the responders' flights.

The two cities' fire departments are working hand in hand in aiding the recovery in several areas that received damage from Hurricane Sandy.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL—Century Ambulance Service announced July 28 a move to expand business in its hometown of Jacksonville, finalizing the details of an asset purchase of St. Vincent’s Ambulance Service, the dedicated transport provider for St. Vincent’s HealthCare facilities.

Additional firefighters were hired to solve the problem, but some employees say overtime has only increased since they are still short-staffed.

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