The Salvation Army Responds to Large Church Fire in Otsego County

March 13, 2017
Michael R. Schwartz | michael.schwartz@use.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army Responds to Large Church Fire in Otsego County

Milford, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Sidney, NY responded to a major fire in the Town of Milford (Otsego County) on Sunday night. The team provided canteen and hydration services to approximately 75 firefighters who were involved in fighting the large fire at the Milford United Methodist Church on Main Street. 

At the request of the Otsego County Office of Emergency Services, The Salvation Army provided hot beverages, water and snacks to all first responders fighting this fire in bitter cold conditions.

“We are grateful to the Sidney EDS Team for staffing this important operation and thank all of the first responders who left the comfort of their own homes this evening to serve in these frigid conditions.” said Michael R. Schwartz, Divisional Disaster Director for the Empire State Division of The Salvation Army.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services, please contact Michael Schwartz at (315) 434-1367 or michael.schwartz@use.salvationarmy.org

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