On Sunday, August 29, 2021, 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has activated Urban Search and Rescue – New York Task Force 1.
They will deploy 83 members to assist in the response and recovery efforts in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida.
The team from Harlem to the Hudson is managed by the New York City Emergency Management Department and is made up of specially trained personnel from FDNY and NYPD.
New York Task Force 1 specializes in urban search and rescue, disaster recovery, and emergency triage and medicine.
Eighty-three members of New York Task Force 1 will mobilize at New York City Emergency Management’s at 930 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206, and will depart to Baton Rouge, La.
There are 28 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams strategically located throughout the United States, which can be deployed within six hours of activation.
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