Phoenix search and rescue unit returns home after hurricane duty

Posted: 11:44 AM, Sep 16, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-17 13:34:23Z

An Arizona urban search and rescue unit is returning home after weeks of duty in Texas and Florida after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The Phoenix Fire Department says the 80-member Arizona Task Force One is scheduled to return to Phoenix Saturday evening after a 21-day deployment for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, City Council members and Fire Department employees and their families plan to greet the returning team members at a Fire Department facility in southwest Phoenix.

The unit worked eight days in communities outside Houston and ten deployed to Florida.

The unit is returning in a convoy of more than 20 trucks pulling boat trailers, box trucks and high-tech equipment.

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