Tag: urban search and rescue
US&R Task Force 3 and 5 consists of nearly 100 highly trained fire service personnel. Personnel from each team will undergo COVID-19 testing before deployment.
Currently, there are seven US&R teams that are status level "green," meaning they are prepared for deployment. Patronis’ Division of State Fire Marshal is the lead agency overseeing two Emergency Support Functions (ESF) at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) during a disaster or state emergency.
Patronis issued a statement following a call on Tuesday with the Florida Fire Chiefs Association, Urban Search and Rescue Teams, and other Florida fire service leaders.
Scott had been updated about the hurricane by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and talked to the governors of Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to offer assistance.