Florida Task Force 1, 2 Ready To Help With Search & Rescue After Ida

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Florida Taskforce 1 and Miami Fire Rescue Florida Taskforce 2 are lasting by successful Mississippi to assistance successful rescue operations aft the landfall of Hurricane Ida.

This volition beryllium the teams’ archetypal ngo since the gathering illness successful Surfside.

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“We’re staged and waiting for the order,” said Miami Fire Rescue Captain Ignatius Carroll.

He said their 80 subordinate squad is staged successful the country of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and they are acceptable to go.

“We instrumentality everything. We instrumentality hazmat instrumentality to show and marque definite it is harmless capable for america to respire in. We instrumentality our dogs, we instrumentality each of our logistical instrumentality including tents truthful we person a spot to slumber astatine night,” said Scott Dean, adjunct occurrence main with Task Force 2.

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The task unit members are specifically trained, they tin assistance successful hunt and rescue, aesculapian emergencies, and successful unsafe flooding.

It volition beryllium a acquainted country for Task Force 2. They were deployed to the Gulf 16 years agone for Hurricane Katrina. The squad helped place the harm and searched for radical successful request of rescue. Now they are acceptable to bash that again.

“What we privation to bash is trim the effect clip to let america to get to those radical who are successful need,” said Carroll.

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