This afternoon, Thursday, October 6, North Carolina Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) Task Force 8 deployed a Type II Water Rescue team to New Bern, NC, to be on standby for Hurricane Matthew.
The fourteen members and their four vehicles departed from the Raleigh Fire Department Keeter Training Center at 1:15 p.m. They deployed a two swift-water rescue units with boat trailers, a logistics and support unit, and a command vehicle.
NC USAR Task Force 8 is comprised of members from the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill fire departments, and Wake County EMS. They’re one of seven task force teams in the state. See this DPS site for more information:
Story and photo credits from NC Task Force 8, via their Facebook page. Click to enlarge: