Maryland Task Force in Florida for Hurricane Dorian Relief

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service sent more than 85 people to Florida on Friday night to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian. 

Maryland Task Force One includes doctors, engineers, specialized civilians, and six dogs.

Other members are from fire departments in Montgomery County, as well as in Howard and Prince George’s counties. Maryland Task Force One brought about 20 vehicles, including boats, tractor-trailers, and pickup trucks. Members are trained in heavy concrete rescue and lightweight collapse rescue, according to WTOP

The task force will be in Florida for 10 to 14 days. Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer said that members monitored Hurricane Dorian to figure out where help is most needed. 


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About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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