Nebraska Task Force 1 (NETF1), the Urban Search and Rescue team based at Lincoln Fire and Rescue, is returning today from Moore, Oklahoma, where it assisted with operations in the wake of Monday's deadly tornado. Fire Chief John Huff said NETF1 successfully completed its assignments without injury or incident, and he is proud of the team members' work.
The full 82-member team arrived in Moore Tuesday morning and began work immediately. The task force is comprised of firefighters from both Lincoln and Omaha Fire Departments, as well as civilian members who are doctors, structural engineers and heavy rigging specialists. The team also includes five canine search specialists with six dogs.
More information on NETF1 and Lincoln Fire and Rescue is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: fire).