PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Members of Pennsylvania’s Task Force 1 are on their way to South Florida to help residents as Hurricane Dorian approaches. The task force is one of 28 federal urban search-and-rescue teams overseen by FEMA.
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Forty-two members of the fire department along with 38 first responders from across the region, and lots of equipment are now headed to a staging area in Miami.READ MORE: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry Rooting For 76ers To Win NBA Championship; Predicts Brother, Seth Curry, To Be Finals MVP
“We bring everything, hazardous material equipment, boats for water rescue so we can do periodic tasks,” Lt. Beau Borkowski, from the Philadelphia Fire Dept. said.
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They also went to the Florida paddle to assist with the recovery from Hurricane Michael.