Press Release: Bay Area Urban Search and Rescue Team Headed to Georgia in advance of Hurricane Irma - Update 51 more rescuers leave at 4 am by bus Saturday morning
Published on Sep 08, 2017 at 09:51a.m.
California Task Force 3
82 Person Bay Area Urban Search and Rescue Team Responding to Hurricane Irma
30 Personnel have already left early Friday morning at 2 am with vehicles and equipment as part of a convoy traveling across the Country
51 More are scheduled to leave Saturday morning at 4 am in two buses - they hope to catch up to the equipment convoy
Current Destination – Elgin Air Force Base, Georgia – 2,465 miles
1 member on the Incident Support Team is flying into Puerto Rico tomorrow
Please see the attached Press Release with more details about this historic deployment
Photograph 0601 – Credit Action Photography Peter Mootz – Members of Task Force 3 conduct a briefing prior to leaving to drive straight through to Georgia
Photograph 0838 – Credit Menlo Fire – Members of Task Force 3’s convoy of emergency vehicles stop for fuel in the Mojave Desert earlier today
At the request of Region IV, and in anticipation of potential requests for Federal ESF #9 assistance, twelve NIMS type 1 US&R task forces (TN-TF1, AZ-TF1, CA-TF4, CA-TF1, PA-TF1, CO-TF1, CA-TF8, NE-TF1, CA-TF3, NJ-TF1, NV-TF1, and WA-TF1); and three Hazardous Materials Equipment Push Packages (HEPPs) (MD-TF1, IN-TF1 & CO-TF1) were activated to stage in either Florida or Georgia.
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