Bedford Fire Department To Send Firefighters for Hurricane Relief

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The Bedford Fire Department (Bedford, Virginia) will be sending a task force of 24 firefighters to assist with the Hurricane Relief Effort in Louisiana and Mississippi. The task force will be deployed for a minimum 7 days and will be driving down equipment in tow. The task force is part of BFD’s Urban Search and Rescue team that has responded to a couple of calls within the state. This will be their first out of state deployment. The task force is a newly formed team consisting of volunteers. Many of these volunteers are also career staff in other localities. BFD Chief Todd Stone, Captain Brad Creasy, and Firefighter Brad Dinwiddie will be a few of the firefighters responding. These men are also career firefighters with Roanoke Fire-EMS; Stone is a Captain, Creasy and Dinwiddie are firefighters. The BFD task force is planning to head south tomorrow at around noon. They will be accompanied by 4 Bedford Sheriff’s Deputies. We wish these men a safe trip.

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