Nebraska Task Force 1 (NETF1), the Urban Search and Rescue team based at Lincoln Fire and Rescue, has been deployed to Boulder, Colorado to respond to the flooding in that area. About 80 team members left at 8 a.m. this morning and are prepared to remain for 10 to 14 days.
The task force is comprised of firefighters from both Lincoln and Omaha Fire Departments, as well as civilians members in specialty areas. The group deployed to Boulder includes canine teams and personnel trained in water rescue. The Colorado team and a team from Utah also were activated.
NETF1 was last deployed to respond to the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma in May. NETF1 has responded to numerous natural and man-made disasters beginning with Hurricane Emily in 1993. More information on NETF1 and Lincoln Fire and Rescue is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: fire).