Video of a Los Angeles city fire truck, rolling south towards Hurricane Irma on the Florida Turnpike, created a minor sensation on the Internet Saturday.

The truck, part of the city’s swiftwater rescue team from Station 88 in Encino, and its crew was being staged for rescue work in Florida.

Video of the truck, and its trailer holding two speedboats, was captured at Milepost 255 on Interstate 75, near Disney World.

“Chokes me up,” said the Twitter user, Franco Powers. “This is so cool, these boys are all the way from California.”

A city fire spokesperson responded that 80 fire rescue workers from Los Angeles were in Florida and were “honored to now help Floridians during Hurricane Irene, on behalf of the people of Los Angeles.”

—City News Service

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