Hillsborough, Tampa, St. Pete Send Firefighters to Panhandle
The three agencies, which make up Florida Task Force 3, are headed to Apalachicola in response to Hurricane Michael.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, Tampa Fire Rescue, and St. Petersburg Fire Rescue are sending a joint task force to the Apalachicola and St. Mark’s River area in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
The group, Florida Task Force 3, which leaves the Tampa Bay area tonight (Oct. 10), includes 72 personnel with search and rescue equipment and will remain in the Florida panhandle for seven to 14 days. Members will help with search and rescue operations including swift water capabilities.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue
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
Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) with a service vehicle
Tampa Fire Rescue:
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue:
2 search trucks
Photos courtesy of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.
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