“At this point in time we have not been asked, we submitted out mission ready package to the state,” Chief Deputy Anthony Dwyer said. “There was a request that went out for some swift water rescue teams and we do have a team that’s available.”
Dwyer said the location that needs help sends out requests for specific resources across the country. Each state emergency management agency then works with the county EMAs to set up missions.
“I’m assuming they found other teams maybe closer by,” Dwyer said.
The IMT team, which is composed of firefighters and EMS personnel from more than a dozen Butler County and southern Warren County fire departments, departed Saturday morning for Florida. Haverkos said when the mission came in, the request was for 17 people but they waiting to see how the unpredictable storm progresses.