Missouri Task Force 1 Deploying a Type 4 Task Force Ahead of Expected Flooding

Missouri Task Force 1, a division of the Boone County Fire Protection District, has been activated by the State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA) to deploy to southern Missouri in anticipation of severe flooding in the region. Many parts of the state are already under flash flood watches and warnings.

SEMA has requested a Type 4 Task Force with an embedded Type 1 Swiftwater Rescue Team be deployed to stage in West Plains, Missouri. From that location the task force would then be assigned to flooded areas in the region as needed.

The Type 4 Task Force has been rostered and is mobilizing at this time. The task force will depart the Boone County Fire Protection District Headquarters today at noon. The convoy will consist of four truck-trailer combinations which include four Jon boats and two Zodiac boats, a 12 passenger van, a command vehicle and 25 personnel.

Stay safe, everyone. Two-thirds of Missouri is under a Flash Flood Watch starting at 7:00 PM. The National Weather…

Posted by Eric Greitens on Friday, April 28, 2017