Phoenix Fire Department Helping Hurricane Dorian Efforts In Florida

By Nakiesha Johnson
Published: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 8:44am

The Phoenix Fire Department is sending a 16-member team to help Florida deal with Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to make landfall this weekend.

“This is what we call a mission-ready package, and they are going on a water-specific mission. They are taking six boats with them, and they will be primarily doing search and rescue in the water," said Capt. Kenny Overton.

The firefighters are planning for a two-week deployment that may be extended up to 21 days.

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