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Posted October 10, 2018 | 3:44 PM

Florida Task Force 3 Deploys to Apalachicola in Response to Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael Update No. 5

Task force of 72 personnel from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, Tampa Fire Rescue, and St. Petersburg Fire Rescue will assist with search and rescue operations, including swift water capabilities

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2018) - Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, Tampa Fire Rescue, and St. Petersburg Fire Rescue will deploy a joint task force to the Apalachicola and St. Mark's River area in the wake of Hurricane Michael. The task force includes 72 personnel with search and rescue equipment and will remain in the Florida panhandle for seven to 14 days.

WHO: Hillsborough County Fire Rescue
Tampa Fire Rescue
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue

WHEN: Oct. 10, 2018
6 - 8 PM

WHERE: Hillsborough County Public Safety Operations Complex
9450 E. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33619

WHAT:
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue:

  • 22 personnel
  • 3 search trucks
  • 2 urban search and rescue units
  • Medical truck and trailer
  • 4 Jon Boats and 1 inflatable boat with outboard motors for water rescue
  • Communications truck
  • Brush truck
  • Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) with a service vehicle

Tampa Fire Rescue:

  • 30 personnel
  • K-9 Unit
  • Search truck
  • Brush truck

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue:

  • 20 personnel
  • 2 search trucks

 

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