San Diego emergency responders prepare to deploy to the collapsed apartment site
San Diego (CNS)-A spokesperson for the agency confirmed on Friday that a component of the Federal Disaster Response Team in San Diego is on standby and is prepared to deal with the collapse of a large-scale casualty apartment in Surfside, Florida, if necessary. React.
SDFRD Information Officer Monica Munoz said that the San Diego Fire Department project manager of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 8 “is in contact with FEMA, and our team is ready to deploy to the collapse.”
Muñoz added that if necessary, local personnel are also going to the east coast to “assistance in the development of hurricane activities off the coast of Florida.”
According to Munoz, a member of CA-TF8, a civil structure expert, went to Surfside on Thursday.
“This morning, as part of the mission preparation package, structural experts from other parts of California went to Florida. …Before our team set off, there are other teams closer to our team that will also be deployed to the hurricane. In,” the spokeswoman said. “Nevertheless, if we are asked, we are always ready.”
The San Diego Fire and Rescue Brigade is the host organization of the task force.
According to Florida government authorities, after the partial collapse of a 12-story oceanfront apartment building near Miami on June 24, at least 22 people were killed and 126 others were missing.
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