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tf-5Missouri Task Force One (MOTF-1) is managed by the Boone County Fire Protection District. We are one of 28 Urban Search and Rescue teams in the United States.  The Task Force is designed to assist the local emergency agencies facing a disaster response both in-state and out-of-state.  The Task Force supplements the local emergency response and does not command or control the incident.  When the Task Force is deployed the team consists of 80 persons.  To ensure 80 persons can deploy at any given time, federal requirements mandate that each position be staffed three deep.  In total, 210 people are necessary to properly staff the Task Force.  These persons fill 18 separate and distinct job functions ranging from canine search specialist to physicians to rescue specialists and heavy equipment operators.  The Task Force is trained and equipped following the rigorous Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines.  The Task Force has more than 17,000 separate equipment items that are maintained in inventory and sent when the Task Force is deployed. Total equipment cache weight is in excess of 40,000 pounds that is designed to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours.

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Storm Spotter Training this evening (Thursday) from 6:30-9:00pm at the American Legion located at 3669 S. Legion Ln. Columbia, MO 65201. ... See MoreSee Less

February 22nd, 3:23 pm  ·  

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* WHAT...Mixed precipitation is expected. Ice accumulation from
freezing rain of up to one tenth of an inch is expected with
little in any snow accumulation is expected.

* WHERE...Boone County, MO

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM CST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The ice will result in difficult travel
conditions. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.
A Winter Weather Advisory is issued for a variety of winter
weather conditions, such as snow, blowing snow, sleet, or
freezing drizzle and rain. It only takes a small amount of wintry
precipitation to make roads, bridges, sidewalks, and parking lots
icy and dangerous. It is often difficult to tell when ice begins
to form, so do not be caught off guard. In Illinois, call 1-800-
452-4368 for road information. In Missouri, call 1-888-275-
6636 for road information.
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February 20th, 3:00 pm  ·  

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