Peoria Fire-Medical sends team to Gulf Coast

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(Source: Peoria Fire-Medical Department) (Source: Peoria Fire-Medical Department)

A team from Peoria Fire-Medical has joined the ranks of those from Arizona traveling to the Gulf Coast to aid in hurricane relief.

Peoria firefighters will be part of a 20-person Type 3 All Hazards Incident Management Team assembled through the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. 

According to Tim Eiden of Peoria Fire-Medical, the team left Saturday evening for Jasper County, Texas, near the Texas and Louisiana border. The team will help run an emergency operations center for Jasper, Beaumont and Sabine counties.

Peoria firefighters have extensive experience in disaster relief. Fire crews from Peoria were sent to assist with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 

The City of Peoria is reimbursed by the state or federal government for all costs associated with deploying personnel and equipment to respond to disasters. 

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