Vermont Water Rescue Team Deploys To Texas

Vermont Swift Water Rescue Team Heads to Texas

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department has deployed a team of trained swift water rescue personnel to assist with the flooding in Texas.

Montgomery County plus Fairfax County have sent their specialized urban search and rescue teams to help.

Tennessee Adjutant General Max Haston said the Tennessee National Guard is also prepared to mobilize within 24 hours of notification to help out in Texas.

The firefighters will be working with Task Force 5 in a joint effort coordinated by the State Fire Marshall.

"The state will be reimbursed by Texas, who will be reimbursed by the federal government". Since then, the swift water/flood rescue teams have become one of the state's most activated specialized emergency response resources and performed hundreds of rescues in North Carolina and SC a year ago after Hurricane Matthew.

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The state's swift water rescue program is organized by North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) which supports the teams with training and funding.

By Wednesday afternoon, Charlotte firefighters had made the first helicopter rescue in flood-ravaged Texas when they pulled a stranded woman to safety. "Please continue to pray for the people in the Houston and surrounding areas of Texas".

"They're going a long way and they're well needed down there", he said.

"We take great care in making sure that the family members are taken care of when the team is deployed", Piringer said.

The two men will be there to "witness the coordination of over 12,000 personnel, and return to Vancouver with lessons and feedback to better prepare for future missions", said a city news release on Tuesday. "They've taken a whole lot of time from their lives since Friday just to pre-plan this", he said. They will set up their own shelter and are bringing their own food and water.

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