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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Washington Task Force 1 deploying to Hawaii for second hurricane response


Washington Task Force 1 (WA-TF1) is deploying to Hawaii in support of Hurricane Olivia. Saturday morning, 35 members of WA-TF1 will depart from Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

WA-TF1 is a specially trained and equipped Urban Search and Rescue Task Force consisting of 26 participating agencies from three primary jurisdictions: Seattle Fire, King County, and Pierce County. Learn more about Task Force by visiting the WA-TF1 website.

Pierce County Emergency Management (PCEM) staff will facilitate the check-in and deployment processes at the Pierce County Emergency Management/Urban Search & Rescue warehouse in Tacoma. WA-TF1 Team members will arriving Saturday morning at 7 and depart late morning.

Sarah Foster, Public Information Officer

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