New Jersey sending task force to assist in Florida condo collapse search and rescue

TRENTON, NJ – A large task force of first responders has begun its deployment to Miami to aid in the search and rescue operation at the Champlain condominium collapse.

New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1) has been activated as 1 of the 28 teams of the National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System has deployed to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from the Champlain Tower Collapse.

NJ-TF1 is deploying as a Type 1 US&R Team consisting of 70 team members, in 21 technically skilled positions, and 10 ground support personnel. The team will be responding via; two crew carriers, three tractor-trailers, two box trucks, five F-450 crew trucks, two passenger vans, two K-9 units, two utility terrain vehicles, and a fleet service truck. A water rescue component of six boats with trailers and a water support trailer are also being deployed.NJ-TF1 is deploying to a staging area in Miami, Florida.

This will be the team’s eighth deployment as a FEMA US&R Team since 2016. The team has past experience in structural collapse from 9/11, Tropicana Hotel Parking Garage Collapse and the Hackensack Parking Garage Collapse among others.

The post New Jersey sending task force to assist in Florida condo collapse search and rescue appeared first on Shore News Network.