GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three boats, fourteen firefighters and one mission-- to help victims of tropical storm Hermine.
The Greensboro Fire Department’s Search and Rescue Squad spent Friday packing up its gear in case the crew is called to the coast to help out. The team has to be ready to go at a moment’s notice.
“It's just an honor to be able to go out and help these people when they're in that much trouble,” Firefighter Tim Carrier, explained.
Carrier has been a member of the rescue team for several years. The team learns how to respond to various emergency situations. The squad practices water rescues, collapsed building rescues and what to do in the case of a hazardous material spill.
Carrier was deployed for the first time during Hurricane Joaquin in 2015.
“We saw everything from people being trapped in cars, on top of cars, in their homes. There's no place for them to go and they're trapped there,” He said.
Rescue crews from Charlotte and Asheville were deployed to the coast on Friday morning. The Greensboro squad had not been called to the coast as of Friday afternoon.
“Just seeing people in need, it's why we're doing all of this. I'm sure everybody is thinking and praying for us,” Carrier said.
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