The efforts of the Levittown Fire Department during Hurricane Sandy were quite extraordinary, to say the least.
The fire department received more than 100 emergency calls from the start of the storm and in the several days that followed. These emergency calls included “fires caused by downed live power lines, structural damage to homes struck by uprooted trees, blocked streets, hazardous material spills and countless medical emergencies requiring immediate transport and care,” Chief Christopher Behrens said in a letter to the public.
Members of the department were on call 24 hours a day, with no power, heat and hot water for weeks, just like everyone else. Many of them had to leave their families to be on call during and after the storm, putting themselves in harms way to ensure the safety of our residents.
These community volunteers
went above and beyond the call of duty during Hurricane Sandy, and their
efforts deserve our recognition on the one-year anniversary of the storm.