EDISON, NJ– Five Edison area firemens belong to a New Jersey Task Force to help in rescue and healing arising from the results of Hurricane Laura, according to New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.
The group has actually been deployed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and left Thursday early morning.
Battalion Chief Kevin O'Grady and firefighters Wayne Enoch, Michael Sacchi, William Pellegrino and Robert J Sawicki become part of the task force, revealed the fire department's Facebook page.
The firefighters are part of New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1), which was activated by FEMA Urban Search & & Rescue, in response to Hurricane Laura.
The NJ-TF1 has 80 members from various parts of the state. The group has 3 tractor-trailers, 2 box trucks, five F-450 energy cars, 2 team providers, an F-250 hauling car, two traveler vans, two utility terrain automobiles, and a fleet service truck.
A water rescue component of 6 boats with trailers and a water assistance trailer were also deployed, said the workplace of emergency management.
According to a CNN report, Hurricane Laura left a path of destruction across Louisiana after it made landfall on Thursday early morning. A minimum of 6 people were supposedly dead, stated the New York Times.
This is the group's seventh release.