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Hurricane Ian

Fort Myers Beach Fire Chief Ronald Martin details the department’s planning, rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of disaster
Task forces have spent weeks on hurricane relief efforts such as search and rescue, reconnaissance, needs assessments and evacuations
More than 300 people from multiple states joined the Fort Myers Beach mission, where they found human remains more than a week after the storm’s landfall
Submerged vehicles can experience thermal runaway if water leaks into the battery box
The two teams of eight will go to Lee County, where the hurricane hit hard
In Fort Myers Beach, Task Force 2 members search for survivors street by street
“We ended up transporting approximately 42 individuals and several pets from that area,” said Miami-Dade Lt. Alex Acosta
Orange County Fire Rescue Department crewmembers responded to rescue calls after Hurricane Ian wrecked havoc
Urban search and rescue teams, the U.S. Coast Guard and National Guard troops have been responding to an influx of 911 calls
Coast Guard, USAR and firefighting crews have been conducting rescues, and medical facilities have been evacuated
Five Task Forces, including search dogs and their handlers, have been activated for Hurricane Ian and deployed in or around Florida
A Naples fire station has flooded, and some cities have suspended emergency services
A list of relevant and authoritative situational awareness resources for use by fire and EMS leaders
USAR teams have been deployed to a staging area, and local fire departments have been issuing safety reminders to their communities