Nebraska Search & Rescue Team In Oklahoma

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A search and rescue team, made up of Omaha and Lincoln firefighters, is in Moore, Oklahoma helping in the wake of Monday's deadly tornado.

Nebraska Task Force 1 (NETF1), the Urban Search and Rescue team based at Lincoln Fire and Rescue, arrived Tuesday morning and began work immediately.

The 82-member task force is comprised of firefighters, as well as, civilians members who are doctors, structural engineers and heavy rigging specialists. The team also includes five canine search specialists with six dogs.

Fire Chief John Huff said the length of the team’s deployment has not been determined. Teams from Texas and Tennessee also have been deployed.

NETF1 previously responded to tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri in 2011, Little Sioux, Iowa in 2008, Greensburg, Kansas in 2008, and Oklahoma in 1999 as well as many other incidents and events.

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