State Task Force rescue team deploys to Prattville

  • Source: WAFF-TV NBC 48 Huntsville
  • Published: 09/15/2020 09:44 PM

First responders and rescue workers from all over North Alabama shipped out on Tuesday to help our neighbors in South Alabama. Fire crews from the Fort Payne swift water rescue team left the station and met up with other agencies at the Marshall County EMA to deploy to Prattville for flood assistance. Due to potential flooding and heavy rain from Hurricane Sally, members of the North Alabama Task Force are ready to serve. Fort Payne Fire Chief Ron Saferite sent five of his swift water team members to Prattville. “They basically go in where there is flooding to rescue people that are trapped in a house. We are not a scuba team, but we are fully trained, and we do use boats and life jackets and they are fully trained in water rescue," said Saferite. Other agencies from Marshall County, Decatur, Guntersville, and Madison are also assisting.


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