Firefighters from Bedford, Amherst, Bedford, Goffstown, Keene, Conway, North Conway and Manchester departments gather at the Bedford Fire Department early Wednesday morning before beginning their journey to North Carolina. (Courtesy Photo)
CONWAY,NH – Local Firefighters are headed to North Carolina in preparation for Hurricane Florence.
Conway Fire Chief Stephen Solomon said in a press release that Conway firefighter Garrett Meador and North Conway Assistant Chief Chad McCarthy have joined other firefighters from around the state to assist North Carolina with flood rescues due to the coming hurricane.
Tuesday night fourteen total firefighters with trucks, boats and equipment left New Hampshire at midnight to answer the call from their rescue brethren for assistance.
Chief Solomon said “Both our local firefighters being deployed on this mission are top notch and were decorated for heroism for the rescues they performed locally in Tropical Storm Irene. Working as part of New Hampshire Task Force 1, they will use their skills and experience to rescue people that find themselves trapped by Florence’ s flood waters.”
This is the first such deployment for a New Hampshire team.