Berwyn Dispatchers Aiding Superstorm Sandy Victims

By Rene Howard-Paez

Emergency dispatchers from Berwyn have headed to New York to help their colleagues who lost everything in Superstorm Sandy.

The 911 emergency dispatchers left Monday, Nov 26 to the East Coast to deliver items to the victims.

They took about 22 bins full of household supplies with them.

According to Deputy Fire Chief Paul Gardner Berwyn workers donated most of these supplies.

“We took a collection within the fire department and those items were brought over there,” he said.

The dispatchers also are delivering clothes, canned food items and toys to a food pantry in New Jersey.

The emergency dispatchers are set to be out there for about two weeks, but did not travel alone.

“The dispatch supervisor, Jodie Mann is traveling with them as well, but should be back before the other dispatchers,” Gardner said.

Gardner was unsure of how this trip was set up initially.

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