Houston Firefighters Working Around the Clock in Rescue Efforts
Three days after Tropical Storm Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 hurricane, authorities and volunteers continue to rescue residents caught in the floodwaters.
Marty Lancton, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, said Houston firefighters are working overtime in their rescue efforts, despite the fact that many of their own homes are flooded.
"The Houston firefighters are working around the clock in coordination with all of the assistance we have gotten from the state and the federal level and the firefighters from across the nation," Lancton said on "Fox & Friends" this morning. "They are doing just tremendous work."
— Jason Bo (@Jasonbollo) August 28, 2017
MO-TF1 crews continue rescue efforts work with the Houston Fire Department. Over 300 people rescued/evacuated & numerous pets saved today pic.twitter.com/lDy1CF80ru
— Boone County Fire (@BooneCountyFire) August 29, 2017
He said the firefighters and all the first responders will do everything possible to help the citizens of Houston amid this crisis.
"We have a saying here in Houston: 'Come hell or high water, the Houston firefighters will serve.' And we will continue to do that until this is all over and long into the future when ... the citizens of Houston have to rebuild," Lancton said. "We will rebuild, we will be here, and we will continue to serve."
He revealed that he's received at least 35 reports of Houston firefighters' own homes being devastated by these "catastrophic flooding events."
"They put the citizens before themselves and their families," Lancton said. "And I could not be more proud to represent the men and women of the Houston Fire Department."
— Brandon Todd (@BrandonToddFOX4) August 28, 2017