Calcutta, Ohio (WKBN) – The Calcutta Volunteer Fire Department is known to help across the Valley in times of need.
From the devastating floods in Kentucky to the devastation in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida, they’ve helped in any way they can.
Lieutenant Randy Schneider has led responsibility for these volunteer efforts.
Calcutta Fire Department volunteers prepare to head south after Hurricane Ian crosses the Florida Gulf Coast.
Randy says he loves helping people and wants to take care of people going through the worst times in their lives.
“It’s like you have to help a buddy and you see him in trouble. What you are going through personally is like imagining what you are going through personally and adding a natural disaster: let your whole realm out on your everyday problems.” said Schneider.
Hurricane Ian continues to intensify in the Gulf Coast. That means they are preparing for another trip soon. Randy said after Tuesday we’ll have a better idea of how to plan.
“At the moment it’s kind of a guessing game. Until today. Tomorrow we’ll know more where we’re going. We’re just waiting to see what happens in ,” Schneider said.
Ian plans to drop land on Florida’s Gulf Coast in the next few days.
The self-defense fire brigade accepts donations. He also says he can do his part by donating to relief organizations such as the Red Cross.
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