Greeley Fire Department Sends Three Firefighters to Texas
Three firefighters from the Greeley Fire Department have been sent to Texas to assist with ongoing rescue efforts resulting from Hurricane Harvey. All three are current members of Colorado Task Force-1 and deployed as part of a 45 person team. The team was activated on Saturday and responded to Texas Sunday in the early morning hours.
CO-TF1 is a certified FEMA specialized rescue team made up of local Colorado responders. Members of the team have a variety of skills and include firefighters, paramedics, physicians, structural engineers, hazardous materials technicians, heavy rigging specialists and canine handlers.
Greeley’s own Lieutenant Mike Flatt, a structure specialist, Lieutenant Chris Mirowski, a hazardous material specialist, and Firefighter Denise Alvord, a canine handler and paramedic are the three firefighters being deployed to Texas.
The team is currently assigned in Victoria, Texas, about half way between Corpus Christie and Houston as one of 28 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces in response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. It is unknown at this time how long Greeley’s firefighters will be deployed.