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The Disaster Assistance Response Team. A partnership between the New York City Fire Department & The American Red Cross in Greater New York.
Many areas in Buffalo, NY received over 7' of lake effect snow the week before Thanksgiving. This combined with warmer weather the following week presented many scary scenarios for the residents and responders alike. As always, Red Cross was ready, willing and able to respond and FDNY DART was right alongside to help.
With the prospect of massive flooding issues from snow melt, a request came in for 2 trucks with 4 members to bring additional shelter supplies from the Greater New York region. Immediately, the warehouse in Middletown, NY was put on standby as were the members of DART.
On Monday, November 24th at 0600 hrs, members of the team met at the warehouse to bring 500 cots and 1,000 blankets to the Buffalo chapter of the Red Cross using two 27' 4x4 box trucks.
Another great example of a powerful and highly effective partnership in action.