I almost signed up to go down and help out but after reading a bit between the lines I figured this was about what FEMA wanted the firefighters to do and opted to not go.
With all of their problems, crews who are no doubt tired and frustrated with their own problems of losing their home, family members, etc. FEMA figures that this is the best use of these firefighters?
Read the linked article. It's a bit embarassing for FEMA . . . or at least it should be.
And yet another link showing you just how efficient and fiscally responsible FEMA is . . . such as buying a bunch of ice and then shipping it to Maine for storage.