They are temporarily taking orders from a new boss, who desperately needs their help. Since they made the 400 mile trip early Wednesday morning they have gone on all kinds of calls: from house fires to hazmat responses.
Thursday they went door to door to check on businesses and families. The storm surge from Sandy was strong enough to knock over her refrigerator, and send her dock onto her side yard. A family connection makes the devastation really hit home for one of the firefighters. He stopped to check in on his cousins fish market: also in Freeport, also destroyed, and also here 80 years.
Wearing his father's World War II flag around his neck, another man begged the North Greece firefighters for help. Sandy tangled another flag he cherished from Vietnam around a power line, and he was overjoyed to get it back.
The North Greece fire company and a company from Henrietta plan to be here until at least Saturday to help out with the recovery effort.