New Orlean's firefighters help with Sandy recovery
Captains weigh in on NY effort
- Duration 4:52
- Date Dec 1, 2012
Captains weigh in on NY effort
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Fighters from the Big Easy have come to the Big Apple and they brought muscle and money to help aid in the recovery from hurricane -- our next two guests are great guys they're -- -- let's fire department captains.
They say the same -- after some New York City firefighters helped then during Hurricane Katrina seven years ago.
Joining us now captain David neck and captain Steve Lambert guys good to have you here.
-- weren't you got a little bit of a scratchy throat even working nonstop to you you came from New Orleans because he used you just said it was sort of deja Vu.
All over again that -- There are very much so a lot of devastation.
You know that that's going on -- it looks a lot like Hurricane Katrina.
And I think you know to folks knows they're feeling like this -- -- in the news and off and you know one of the things that we we wanna say is you know who you people need to come here and hope and that's why we're here.
And you are helped seven years ago during Hurricane Katrina by the folks appear -- and my Brothers -- the new no firemen came down and helped us and it really -- -- spirit to have to be in in the city I would imagine it's also you know it gives it gives people here hope because they see what.
You know that that you guys who have lost things in personal things lost so much you are are.
You know resilience you've you've bounced back.
Listen we don't.
We don't have 600 people to send -- -- like New York did for us.
But Goodwin made the difference.
Was the fact that they cared when they came for -- and that's what we're really trying to accomplish.
And you know it's a -- and -- not eleven.
How many New York -- we actually knew that it helped us and to this day we're fragile and many -- And the reception has been great for us to -- the work and you -- you know we're trying to give back basically.
Yeah I know you uplift -- -- what's going on with you as far as your work back there you're taking time off and you're not.
-- this is this is time off for you this.
In order for us to come here OK we have we have a total of 36 -- members Carmen over a three week period.
We knew we needed to come up -- 96 -- trades.
So if you do the math although we're not -- and appear with hundreds of guys he took a 132 men to pull aside.
What are people what -- people's reactions -- what are they saying to you.
Everybody's great publicity that's the real happened and if we can just up with some of these -- spirits.
And let them know that things are gonna get about a every -- going to be -- you know I've talked to some friends who don't live in this area you don't live on the West Coast and it seems like people outside of this area just don't get how.
It is now you know -- not people who lost their homes their neighbor.
I think a lot of people here.
Specially -- ones affected you know they feel like it's forgotten already in and a lot of ways it is you know in New Orleans.
-- -- -- in the news every day you know did then probably mention -- solved because we came up here.
But you know that that's a message that needs to keep it.
Staying out there the people that rebuild new loans -- and just firemen.
It was basically to volunteer groups the church groups and they kept coming in waves and that's what's going to be the difference here.
You go to the folks here need to understand this is not going to be fixed overnight.
Yeah it's seven years later and we still have groups coming down into long ones they hadn't -- -- people -- -- need to realize that.
It's it's gonna work like that it's a long road and we just want to people across the country to know -- do need to keep coming here.
There are a lot of people who are very frustrated by the power authorities and so forth and in an.
Do you feel that they're that they're they're being unfair to these to these or any of these companies.
Because -- a look at the statisticians tell it's so much devastation I mean this is a massive thing.
And those guys out there doing everything they can get there that the Powell back on that work in Holland.
It's it's just so it's a lot of work to be done and a small amount of time.
They can't just walk out there and flip a switch in and have everybody not going well thank you guys very much were you doing it's a wonderful thing for him.
Really like to say it is OK we we certainly came up bureau non but it would not have happened without the help of southwest failed -- We extend to -- -- us and we expected maybe a 10% discount -- These people taken up over 30000 dollar tab the -- -- you're not that's fantastic and flies back in the other issue was housing and -- a partner with.
And that group that we chose is a group called friends of firefighters here in Brooklyn.
These people were established to help that in the firemen from ground zero -- -- One of the first non profits off the ground -- and heads are barricades and.
I love you get some rest thinking about another voice there's a word evening to -- -- for joining us and we appreciate it thank you are -- coming up but.