Local rescue personnel headed to Florida over the weekend in response to Hurricane Ian, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer.
Maryland Task Force One (MD-TF1) left around midnight late Friday night. The team was activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Piringer said. They left with tractor trailers, box trucks, vans and boats.
According to MCFRS, MD-TF1 is Montgomery County’s Urban Search and Rescue Team.
(~Midnite) MD-TF1 on the road, pulling out of Rockville & headed south leaving Maryland with multiple vehicles (15 including tractor trailers, box trucks, utility’s & passenger vans) on a 12-13 hour trip to Central Florida staging area @mcfrs @PGFDNews @HCDFRS @dcfireems https://t.co/LU2LXFnz9n pic.twitter.com/XuQFXi1Fzv
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) October 1, 2022
ATTENTION: @MontgomeryCoMD Maryland Task Force One (MD-TF1) has been called upon again, this time headed to Florida. MD-TF1 (Type3) has been ACTIVATED & preparing to deploy, likely w/ 3 tractor trailers, 2 box trucks, 5 pick up trucks, 4 vans, 8 boats and 45 US&R specialist pic.twitter.com/tq3p1MNrBh
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 30, 2022