FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
East Central Florida Regional Planning Council
TF4 US&R Coordinator Steve Jones: 407.335.0538
Orlando Fire Department
Deputy Chief Frank Cornier: 407.246.2729
City of Orlando Fire Department Staff Participate in
Florida Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 4 Annual Exercise
On Monday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 12,
2013, firefighters from the Orlando Fire Department will join with other
members of the Florida Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force 4 (TF4)
to participate in an annual field training exercise.
The exercise is designed for TF4 members to utilize their tactical
skills in preparation for hurricane season and other incidents where
their specialized skills are needed. During this exercise TF4 members
will be tasked with stabilizing an incident site, assessing damage and
hazards, and rescuing and triaging victims.
Members of TF4 include staff from multiple Central Florida Fire
Departments and other supporting agencies. The mission of TF4 is to
respond to natural and man-made disasters; to provide search and rescue,
medical support, communications, and damage assessment. Urban search and
rescue is considered a "multi-hazard" discipline, as it may be needed
for a variety of emergencies or disasters, including hurricanes, storms
and tornadoes, floods, sink holes, trench cave in, confined space
rescue, industrial accidents, transportation accidents, terrorist
activities, and hazardous materials releases.
Monday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 12, 2013
10:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Seminole County Field Training Center
201 Valentine Way
Longwood, FL 32750