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Scott Sladek, who helps oversee Task Force One, says 41 more are joining them in Georgia, where they'll wait for more orders.

The program manager says, as always, they are prepared for the worst.

He said the members of the task force will join another task force from Virginia and will be specifically tasked with searching for live people who may have been trapped or caught in wreckage in the aftermath of the storm.

At one point, they worked to salvage a fire engine that had been stuck underneath a collapsed building.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency activated a K-9 group capable of detecting human remains from Missouri Task Force 1 late Thursday night.

Blomenkamp said FEMA has a national rotation between all of the 28 task forces across the country.

The team will help move commodities and resources as needed to Caribbean islands that have been impacted by Hurricane Irma.

"Even with the personnel that have left Pennsylvania to aid other areas, we are confident that based on current models, we have sufficient resources to meet storm-related needs here within the state", said PEMA Director Richard D. Flinn Jr.

For LES, they're unsure of what exactly their jobs will be.

"It's what we do", Ganger said, adding that about 90 percent of the people on the task force are firefighters. Others are coming home to Nevada for the time being, but they know once they get the call to be deployed to Florida, they're ready to go and help deal with Irma. In regard to all of the task force members, Ganger said, "They step up, and they're willing to leave their families to go and assist".

Four of California's Urban Search-and-Rescue teams have received the call and will be headed to Florida to deal with Hurricane Irma.


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