Two Cape firefighters to aid relief efforts

Friday, September 9, 2005

Two Cape firefighters to aid relief efforts

Two Cape Girardeau firefighters, Harry Schumer and Brad Martin, left to aid in Hurricane Katrina disaster relief Thursday morning.

"All we know is that we're flying into Atlanta," said Schumer, master firefighter and emergency medical technician. "They're giving us a day of instruction and then I don't know where we are going."

When Cape Girardeau firefighters were made aware that their services would be needed, both Schumer and Martin volunteered to go to the disaster area. Eleven other firefighters at the Cape station also volunteered.

The two men found out Monday afternoon that they were selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to go.

"This is something that needs to be done," Martin said. "I want to help out."

-- Jennifer Freeze

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