RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Raleigh Fire Department is stepping in to help the fire fighters in Princeville who lost most of their gear in flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew
In Princeville, the fire department’s building was flooded by eight to nine feet of water in the days after Matthew soaked Eastern North Carolina.
That building is unusable along with almost all of the firefighters’ gear.
Princeville lost four of six fire trucks.
Raleigh Fire Chief John McGrath said they’re donating $5,000 worth of gear to Princeville. And most all of that equipment is still in excellent condition.
“The fire services is a large brotherhood and sisterhood and this department was in need and we just felt like it was time for us to step up and help them, not do everything but be part of the group that is there to help,” McGrath said.
This is the second time Princeville fire headquarters has been flooded; the first was after Hurricane Floyd.