EXCLUSIVE: ‘If FEMA gives us the tools we’ll do the rest’ – the New York Fire Department heroes greeted with tears and applause as they become the first to bring aid to a stricken town in Puerto Rico

Thirteen days after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, the town of Rincon sees their first help — the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) of the FDNY, who brought water, food, blankets, baby supplies and more to those in need, writes Ben Ashford for the Daily Mail.

The 29-member team has been in Puerto Rico for a week.

‘We don’t do days off. When the Twin Towers fell every firefighter went to work. There’s no in-fighting, politics or red-tape here – just tell us what you need doing, and we’ll go do it,’ said one of the firefighters.

One of the team, FF Jose Sierra, lost his father in 2011 in Hurricane Irene.

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