Wake Forest Fire Department answers the call 700 miles away to help feed Hurricane Ida victims in Louisiana

  • Source: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh
  • Published: 09/09/2021 05:15 PM

One local fire department flew 20 hours in three days to help people in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. Wake Forest fire crews answered the call for help hundreds of miles away after a devastating storm that left a trail of devastation from the deep south to the northeast. Firefighters know the call for help can come from places far and wide. In this case, the need to serve took them 700 miles from home. "It just feels normal and natural when the request comes in and asks for our help, to just get on board and go to work," said Chief Pilot Steve Rhode. So they boarded a plane instead of a fire truck. Their destination? Houma, Louisiana. They arrived to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida. "We met the Cajun Navy down there and dropped off a couple hundred meals at a time to them, which they dispersed out to the public," said Captain Ian Moffatte.


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