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Carmel firefighters helping with Indiana Task Force 1 in Houston

Hurricane Harvey

Post Date:09/01/2017


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City of Carmel
One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032



Date:                 August 31, 2017
Contact:          Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474



Carmel firefighters helping with Indiana Task Force 1 in Houston


CARMEL, IN – A pair of Carmel firefighters have been deployed to Texas as part of the task force assisting in rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. They left for Houston with Indiana Task Force 1 earlier this week.

     After a few days of waiting for assignment, the 14-person Task Force group of water rescue firefighters are making their way to Beaumont, Texas today on a mission to help in any way they can, including water rescue and humanitarian work – going door-to-door to check on residents who chose to remain in their homes but may have now run out of water, food or have lost power.

     Another group, the hazardous materials support group, has already been busy providing supplies and testing equipment to keep rescue personnel clean of the “soup kitchen of contaminants” in the waters.

     “We are engaged on many fronts,” said Mike Pruitt, spokesman for the Task Force. “This has been a big undertaking but everybody is healthy and everybody is doing good.”

     Pruitt is providing daily reports that are linked to the Task Force Facebook page for anyone to view. You can follow along here:



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