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Jimmy Patronis Deploys Two Urban Search and Rescue Teams to Panhandle for Hurricane Sally...

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.
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Florida Urban Search & Rescue Task Force Returns Home After Helping in Louisiana After...

“For nearly a week, Florida US&R Task Force 4 was stationed in Louisiana and provided life-saving resources to communities impacted by Hurricane Laura. These highly trained firefighters worked diligently to support the state of Louisiana’s emergency response efforts by navigating devastating floodwaters, clearing roads and providing medical assistance along the Gulf Coast and in some of the hardest-hit coastal areas. This is why it’s vital that we support our first responders as they work tirelessly to aid communities in their most critical time of need following a catastrophic natural disaster,” Patronis said. 

Jimmy Patronis Sends Urban Search and Rescue Task Force to Louisiana Ahead of Hurricane...

Task Force 4 is a Type 3 US&R Team that consists of more than 40 highly trained fire service personnel from the Orange County, Orlando and Seminole County Fire Departments.

Jimmy Patronis: Florida’s Urban Search and Rescue Teams Ready for Hurricane Isaias

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.