Baltimore County Sends Four Firefighters to Assist Hurricane Victims

Baltimore County has dispatched four firefighters to Texas to help with search and rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey – now Tropical Storm Harvey – is drowning southeastern Texas for the fourth day, causing catastrophic flooding across a vast area.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic aftermath. I am proud that Baltimore County is able to lend its expertise to help our fellow Americans suffering in this historic disaster,” County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.

According to CBS Baltimore,

Two firefighters who are part of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Pennsylvania Task Force #1, a group of specially trained first responders, left Sunday morning to assist.

Two other BCoFD members, who are both certified paramedics, went to Texas as part of Maryland 1-Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

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