Fire Personnel Deployed to Texas

Over the weekend Division Chief Mike Lopez and Captain Mark Beckert were deployed to the Houston area as part of Task Force 8 to aid in relief and rescue efforts.  Developed by FEMA to provide support for large scale disasters in the United States, the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 8 is based out of the City of San Diego’s Fire Department, and is one of 28 teams in the US.  This team is made up of personnel from multiple agencies and specializes in urban search and rescue and disaster recovery.  Currently the team is assigned to Katy, Texas to aid in search and rescue efforts.