Chautauqua County pulls together to help rescue workers
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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. — Chautauqua County is coming together to help fire crews in the Queens area by sending a truck loaded with more than $200,000 in supplies and rescue gear downstate.
Eight local fire departments donated 75 sets of fireman turn-out gear to replace the gear that has been ruined by contaminated flood water.
A number of local organizations and businesses donated chain saws, gas, medical supplies and paid for trucking expenses to haul the supplies to New York City.
"In the fire service its a brotherhood, and it doesn't stop at our community lines; it goes across state lines and across the country," said Julius Leone, Chautauqua County Emergency Services Coordinator. "I think you can see that from the outpouring that people have been trying to help those in Long Island and the New York City area, the affected areas, absolutely."
A fireman from Brocton and one from Chautauqua volunteered to drive the supplies to Glendale.