Texas Division of Emergency Management, Task Force One has deployed two water rescue teams to pre-stage at the Levelland Fire Department due to the anticipation of severe weather in the area. It is all part of an order from Governor Greg Abbott to prepare all state resources to respond to areas impacted by the anticipated severe weather Monday.
The teams are staging at Levelland Fire Department due to the anticipation of severe storms in the area. Levelland Fire Department has a close working relationship with the Texas Task Force and DPS. We are more than willing to house and assist the state in every way possible.
The Texas Task Force is a FEMA-State Urban Search and Rescue Team home based in College Station Texas. The team is made up of numerous volunteers from departments all over the state. This task force is a widely known and recognized team throughout the state as well as the country. They have deployed to countless manmade and natural disasters including 911 and every major hurricane for roughly the last 20 years. This is a highly skilled team with countless hours of training, years of experience, and some of the best equipment that the industry can provide.
The Levelland Fire Department is proud to have similarly trained Rescue personnel with matching rescue and training experience. If requested, members of Levelland Fire and South Plains Regional Rescue can respond anywhere within the 15 counties included in South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG) region including the Lubbock Area. If the State were to request assistance to any other area, we have the capability and equipment to respond to incidents such as water rescue, structural collapse, technical search, and high angle rescue.