80 Members of NJ-TFT1 left NJ early this morning deploying to Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 27, 2020 Update August 29, 2020
In response to Hurricane Laura, FEMA has adjusted the federal response to meet local needs.
NJ-TF1 has received demobilization orders and begun the process of heading home.
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New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1) has been activated as members of the National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System and will be deploying to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from the effects of Hurricane Laura.
NJ-TF1 deployed as a Type 1 Team consisting of 80 team members, three tractor-trailers, two box trucks, five F-450 utility vehicles, two crew carriers, an F-250 towing vehicle, two passenger vans, two utility terrain vehicles, and a fleet service truck. A water rescue component of six boats with trailers and a water support trailer were also deployed.
NJ-TF1 is en route to the current staging area in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This will be the team’s seventh deployment as a FEMA US&R Team.
The team is en route to their current destination of Baton Rouge, Louisiana in response to Hurricane Laura.