Wisconsin firefighters home after being called back from Florida

  • Source: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison
  • Published: 09/13/2017 11:03 PM

VIDEO: After traveling thousands of miles for several days, 35 Wisconsin firefighters were back home Wednesday evening. The firefighters are part of Wisconsin’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, or Task Force 1, a group that responds to rescue missions across the country. The team was originally activated Sunday afternoon for a 10-day mission to Jacksonville, Fla. The group hit the road Sunday evening and was almost to Jacksonville when the mission was canceled early Tuesday morning. “We drove straight through, switching drivers every four hours just to get there as fast as possible,” said Jason Griffin, a rescue specialist squad officer for the task force and acting lieutenant for the Beloit Fire Department.


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