A volunteer fire department 1,400 miles from East Montgomery County has reached out to help with recovery efforts. The Laurel Maryland Volunteer Fire Department has donated a 2008 ambulance to the East Montgomery County Fire Department after learning of the need created by Hurricane Harvey. Members of the Laurel VFD saw the damage in southeast Texas on television and wanted to help. It just so happened, they recently added a new ambulance and decided they would retire the 2008 unit and donate it to their fellow firefighters in Splendora.
Splendora Police Chief Wally Wieghat and others traveled to Maryland to officially take possession of the donation and drive it back home. Wieghat told a reporter with WMAR news in Baltimore, MD the ambulance will be used for multiple purposes, shared throughout EMC among law enforcement and fire departments as a mobile command post, Special Response Team crew hauler, SRT tools and equipment hauler, Crime Scene Unit, Tactical Medics Program for SRT and a Rehab Unit.
Photo source: Splendora Police Department Facebook page