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nbsph1 classentry-title stylemargin 0px padding 0px 0px 7px line-height 34.4444465637207px font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-weight normal letter-spacing -0.04em border none font-size 32pxWest Hamilton Beach fire crew gets new ambulances to replace ones lost during Sandyh1p stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxOver a year after Sandy two shiny new ambulances pulled up to thenbspa hrefhttpwww.whbvfd.orgnewsindexlayoutfilehome fcksavedurlhttpwww.whbvfd.orgnewsindexlayoutfilehome targetblank stylecolor rgb237 27 36 text-decoration noneWest Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Departmentanbspto replace the ones the storm took away.pp stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxThings like this bring back a positive morale said State Senator Joseph Addabbo who got a ride in one of the new rigs after they were delivered on Thursday.pp stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxAnything we can do to get back to the point of how we were before Sandy or better than we were before Sandy he said.pp stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxBefore the superstorm the crew moved one ambulance from the beach town which is below sea level to higher ground at thenbspa hrefhttpwww.chossonandkallah.combrochurerockwood-park-jewish-center fcksavedurlhttpwww.chossonandkallah.combrochurerockwood-park-jewish-center targetblank stylecolor rgb237 27 36 text-decoration noneRockwood Park Jewish Centeranbspon 84thnbspStreet. It survived but sustained some damage. The other truck was unsalvageable.pp stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxAfter the floods ravaged West Hamilton Beach the roughly 45-man department received ambulance donations from Long Island and has since been operating status-quo with two ambulances.pp stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxBut now more safety and security has been delivered with the brand new rigs upping West Hamilton Beachs ambulance count to four.pp stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxThis will be a help to the community like everything else said Jonah Cohen the departments fire chief.pp stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxNow the emergency crew can work without worrying about a vehicle breaking down Cohen said.pp stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxTheyre first responders who are in a unique isolated area Addabbo said. When theres any kind of emergency severe storm everyone looks to them. Im speechless by the work they do here.pp stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxThe fire department needs two ambulances to operate efficiently. They will primarily use the new vehicles keep one for back-up and donate the last to another volunteer fire department.pp stylecolor rgb34 34 34 font-family Georgia Times New Roman serif font-size 14.44444465637207px line-height 20pxTo get two rigs that could help in a life-endangering situation this is a life-changer Addabbo said.ppp