SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today that, at the request of the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), ten firefighters from the City of Syracuse Department of Fire will be deployed to aid the ongoing recovery efforts following the recent storms which have dumped over 70 inches of snow in Western New York.
“I am pleased that our City can do our part to help our neighbors down I-90,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “Upstate Cities have a common bond in knowing how to deal with snow emergencies. We will always be ready to work together to help one another in a time of need.”
The deployment will last up to 72 hours. These firefighters are trained in building shoring to prevent collapse of structures. They will address building collapse and HAZMAT issues. It is expected the group will deploy on Sunday. The City of Syracuse announced on Thursday that three pay loaders, three dump trucks, and twelve staff from the Department of Public Works also deployed to Western New York to support the clean-up effort.