MI first responders travel to Florida for rescue operations

Wisconsin Task Force 1 deploys to Florida

Last month, the task force went to Texas to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey.

Seven members of MO Task Force 1 have already been deployed following Irma, including three in St. Augustine, FL, and one in Puerto Rico.

Ohio Task Force 1 is in "deployable/ready mode" Sunday as Hurricane Irma slams into Florida and works its way up the coast, the statewide urban search and rescue team announced on their Facebook page.

The task force is made up of 35 first responders from eight fire departments across the state.

That number is in addition to the 1,000 Michigan National Guard troops deploying to Florida to assist in air and ground operations.

Deployments from Michigan also include Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division staff members deployed to Kansas and New Jersey to help with emergency coordination between states.

MI first responders have deployed to help local first responders deal with the aftermath of the recent and ongoing hurricanes that are impacting the South. "Safety always needs to be the No. 1 priority during emergencies and we are keeping everyone in the path of the storm in our thoughts".

The EMAC is an all hazards/all disciplines mutual aid compact between the states to provide consistent and coordinated response to emergencies and disasters across the nation.

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