COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Missouri Task Force 1 headed to Orlando late Friday evening to help with search and rescue efforts following Hurricane Ian.
A division of the Boone County Fire Protection District, known as Missouri Task Force 1, was deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A team of 47 crew members was deployed with full equipment including two human remains detection canines.
The team is prepared to carry out water rescues, wide area searches, targeted searches and humanitarian welfare checks.
The task force is joining Maryland Task Force 1, New Jersey Task Force 1, New York Task Force 1 and Massachusetts Task Force 1.