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Two rescue teams from Ohio are now stationed in North Carolina – NBC4i.com

Two rescue teams from Ohio are now stationed in North Carolina – NBC4i.com

(WCMH) – Ohio Task Force One has two rescue teams for 16-member water, each now stationed in North Carolina. The Task Force, consisting mainly of firefighters and paramedics, was deployed at the request of the North Carolina Emergency Management Agency.

One of the teams has settled at the Kinston, N.C. Fire Department. Cincinnati firefighter Mike Lotz says the team's expertise is fast water rescue.

"Water moves really, very quickly – dangerous things and many places do not get much experience with it so they ask us to do the things that might be more difficult than what they're used to," said Lotz.

The members of the task force met their new colleagues on Wednesday and Thursday and familiarized themselves with the terrain and the areas that are most likely to flood.

The members of the task force are highly trained in search and rescue and come from departments in Ohio.

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