Knoxville Fire Department sending rescue crew to Texas

by Garry Watts September 1, 2017, 1:36
Knoxville Fire Department sending rescue crew to Texas

The rescuers are members of Fairfax County's elite Urban Search And Rescue team, also known as Task Force 1, which is deployed around the world to respond to natural disasters.

TOPEKA -Kansas is sending swift water rescue teams/search and rescue teams to support Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey.

Task Force 5 includes four swift water rescue teams from around the state.

The team left the SORT building around 11 a.m.to join other teams from Middle and Southeastern Tennessee to convoy to Texas. Teams are capable of a variety of rescues including using small boats and other equipment to rescue people from flooded homes and others stranded by floodwaters in precarious locations. They will also provide incident management and help with logistics of Federal Dmergency Management Agency resources. Equipped with MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft, HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters and Guardian Angel teams (Pararescuemen, Combat Rescue Officers and SERE Specialists), the 129th Rescue Wing conducts combat search and rescue missions, as well as the rescue of isolated persons on board ships, lost or injured hikers, and medical evacuations across the West Coast.

"That allows us to hone our skills a little bit, and keep them fresh in our minds", said rescue team member Matthew Broughton.

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Fresh Red Cross volunteers will cycle into flood-ravaged areas every two weeks.

Members of the Vermont Task Force 1 water rescue team prepare to deploy to Texas.

Flooding and subsequent issues in and around Texas could be a long-term event, but both Virginia and Maryland's task forces have additional resources and manpower that could be deployed if needed. Katie Horner, a spokeswoman for the Adjutant General's Department, said it was possible the Kansas National Guard could be called in to assist.

"Vermont benefited greatly six years ago right now from EMAC when we brought in resources to help with the debris removal, road fix and all sorts of areas where we just did not have the resources in state", Herrick said.


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