Doña Ana County

COUNTY DONATES FIRE EQUIPMENT TO HURRICANE-STRICKEN HOUSTON

COUNTY DONATES FIRE EQUIPMENT TO HURRICANE-STRICKEN HOUSTON

            Three heavy-duty trucks equipped with firefighting apparatus are on their way to fire departments in the Houston metro area, compliments of Doña Ana County.

            The equipment was part of the inventory maintained by Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services and was no longer needed for primary emergency use.  Two additional apparatus donations will be headed to Houston next week, according to Deputy Fire Chief Eric Crespin.

            According to Crespin, more than 60 fire vehicles were lost when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston last year. The disaster is reportedly tied with Hurricane Katrina as the costliest hurricane on record, racking up more than $125 billion in damage.

            The Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department has historically donated equipment no longer in use to smaller local agencies, like Mesilla.  

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302.