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Sept. 3, 2019

Kaycee Lagarde

Pensacola Fire Department Sends Resources to Assist after Hurricane Dorian

Pensacola Fire Department has deployed an Engine Company prepared to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery, contributing to one of the Engine Strike Teams pre-staged around the state as part of the State Emergency Response Plan.

A PFD Engine Company has deployed to Starke, Florida, joining other departments from the region including Destin Fire Department, North Bay Fire Control District, Midway Fire District, Okaloosa Island Fire Department, Walton County Fire Rescue, South Walton Fire District and Lynn Haven Fire Department. 

The PFD Engine Company includes a captain, lieutenant and two firefighters, along with 72 hours of supplies. All State Emergency Response Plan pre-deployed assets are essential to post-storm lifesaving efforts. 

"Pensacola Fire Department is proud to be able to assist our neighbors by providing potentially lifesaving resources during their time of need," Pensacola Fire Chief Ginny Cranor said. "This is truly a team effort, with assets from throughout the state and the U.S. joining forces, and we are glad to be a part of it. We have sent a very prepared engine company and crew who are ready to help wherever they are needed."

Pensacola Fire Department's deployment is scheduled for up to 10 days, subject to change depending on the storm's impact and the state's needs.

The Pensacola Engine Company is assigned to Branch 3, which covers the northern part of Florida. Branch 3 also includes South Walton Fire District, Destin Fire Department and Lynn Haven Fire Department, along with multiple out-of-state task force and strike team assets from Mississippi, New Jersey, Indiana, Nevada, Arizona and New York.

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