Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk deployed two firefighter paramedics to assist Mississippi’s coastal counties in responding to Hurricane Zeta.
The firefighters left Vicksburg at noon Wednesday. Danczyk said coastal emergency management directors made the manpower request through the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
The deployments do not affect the Vicksburg Fire Department’s ability to respond to local incidents, Danczyk said, as manpower levels are such that Vicksburg can render aid to other agencies and communities. He added that the individuals selected for this assignment have a wide skill set and can step in and help wherever needed.
Out of respect for the firefighters’ families, Danczyk would not identify them, but asked that the community keep them and all first responders in its thoughts and prayers as they respond to Zeta.