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Firefighters headed north to help with Sandy cleanup

Southside firefighters are headed to New Jersey to assist with Superstorm Sandy cleanup efforts. Southside firefighters are headed to New Jersey to assist with Superstorm Sandy cleanup efforts.
Christian Ingram spearheaded the effort to help Sandy storm victims. Christian Ingram spearheaded the effort to help Sandy storm victims.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Several firefighters from the Coastal Empire are headed to the Northeast to help with the recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy. 

There's been a huge downturn in the number of people sacrificing their time to go help in recent weeks.

When Christian Ingram at Southside Fire Station No. 2 learned that he asked the chief if he could put together a team to go help. 

The chief said absolutely said he'd give the crew a car, gas and food. Now they're on the way to New Jersey.

"I feel it's great that we're able to give back to people that are almost 1,000 miles away from us. You know, it's something were to happen down here like that it would be catastrophic and we would hope that people would be able to come down here and help the ones in need," Ingram told WTOC.

"You know, we're physically able to up there and help so that's what we're going to do is go up there and help those who can't help themselves. 

Five firefighters left Wednesday morning another firefighter will be joining them to help later. They'll be cleaning up homes and working on a fire station in New Jersey that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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