The Salvation Army Responds to Oneonta Fire

April 15, 2017
Michael R. Schwartz | michael.schwartz@use.salvationarmy.org | (315) 434-1367

Oneonta, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Teams based in Oneonta and Sidney, New York responded to a multiple alarm commercial fire in the City of Oneonta early Saturday morning. The teams provided canteen and hydration services to over 100 first responders from fifteen fire departments from Otsego and Delaware Counties who were involved in fighting this large fire that destroyed Christopher's Restaurant.  The Salvation Army operated two Disaster Response Units in support of first responders both on the fire scene and at the site where fire personnel were filling their tankers to shuttle water to the fire. 

“We are grateful to the Oneonta and Sidney Teams for their continued service to the people of Otsego and Delaware Counties.  Their selfless dedication to their communities and service to those in need are inspirational to all of the members of our EDS Team across the Empire State Division.” 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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