MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) – It’s been six months since Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, and one group in North Central Florida is still lending a hand.
Ocala Fire Rescue has donated fire fighting truck equipment to a department in the Bahamas recovering from the Category 4 hurricane.
A group of representatives from both fire departments, as well as city officials, presented the keys to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department Thursday.
Firefighter units were able to find a 1992 Titan aircraft rescue fire fighting truck (ARFF), which was retired from the OFR fleet in 2018.
During the storm, a department in Central Abaco was left with a dire need of everything from an apparatus to gear.
Equipped with separate tanks, it’s capable of holding large amounts of water and an extinguishing agent.
The OFR’s donation will allow the MHVFRD to service areas including Marsh Harbour International Airport, Treasure Cay International Airport, the North Abaco Port, and Port of Marsh Harbour.
The ARFF truck will provide additional aid with coverage of six area fire stations and the ability to fight fuel fires.