Two local members of the U.S. Coast Guard
are being deployed to help with the oil spill clean up in the Gulf of Mexico.
Chief Roger Rebman has been with the Coast Guard for 13 years.
However, this may be his
biggest challenge yet.
"I think it's going to be a lot worse once I get down and see it in person," said Chief Rebman.
Rebman is a full-time firefighter with the Rochester Fire Department.
He will work in Louisiana as a scene commander, directing a team of 20 to 50 men and women.
"The hardest part for me is going to be seeing the suffering of the families, not being able to go out and go fishing, you know that's their livelihood," said Rebman
also thinks it will be difficult to see the animals suffering, covered in oil.
"It's not like they can get out of it and go somewhere else.
They're stuck in the mess and that's going to be a hard part for me," said Rebman
Hundreds of other Coast Guard Reservists from across the country are being deployed to help.
could be there from 60 to 90 days.