A member of Butler County’s Incident Response Team says the group will likely be deployed to Florida’s hardest hit areas.
Ross Twp. Fire Chief Steve Miller is part of the 11-man team headed south today to help with the aftermath of the Category 4 storm barreling toward the Gulf Coast.
Miller has been in this situation before, and he told the Journal-News that his “gut” tells him the team will be deployed to some of Florida’s hardest hit areas.
Responding to natural disasters like Hurricane Michael is all in a day’s work, Miller said.
“You take the same mind set,” he said, comparing fire fighting to natural disaster response. “You’re there to help people in need and it’s basically what we do on a day-to-day basis. It really never changes.”
EMA Chief Matt Haverkos said the group has been told it could be there for two weeks. They will be staged in Jacksonville, he said.