Members of Missouri Task Force 1 prepare to leave Columbia on August 27, 2021, heading to Louisiana to respond to Ida (photo courtesy of the Boone County Fire Protection District's Facebook page)

Missouri Task Force 1 arrives in Louisiana

80 personnel from Missouri Task Force 1 from across the state have arrived in central Louisiana, in response to Ida.

Members of Missouri Task Force 1 prepare to leave Columbia on August 27, 2021, heading to Louisiana to respond to Ida (photo courtesy of the Boone County Fire Protection District’s Facebook page)

Task Force 1 left Columbia Friday, bringing 100,000 pounds of equipment to Louisiana.

They have 11 vehicles, including three tractor trailers, a command vehicle and two buses. Task Force One also has six boats, four search K-9s and heavy breaching and breaking equipment.

Task force one crews have been preparing equipment for deployment. In a Facebook post, the team says it’s resting the best it can in preparation for its mission assignments.

 

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