MIAMI - The Miami Fire-Rescue Department got the call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deploy their third team on Thursday.
It took the department just three hours to prepare their Task Force 2 team for a 600-mile trek from Miami-Dade to Columbia, South Carolina. They have provisions to stay there for at least two weeks.
"They will pre-stage with the other units until the storm passes," Capt. Ignatius "Iggy" Carroll said.
The 80 firefighters are prepared for search-and-rescue missions during the hurricane's aftermath. They were also traveling with six dogs and heavy machinery that is used to clear away debris.
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