Frye honors Indiana Task Force One
Indianapolis, In. — Republican state representative from Greensburg Randy Frye recently honored Indiana Task Force One at the Statehouse for their services around the country. Indiana Task Force One is 1 of 28 urban search and rescue teams in the country.Seventy emergency responders including physicians, paramedics, engineers, search dogs and their handlers, and damage-structure specialists from fire departments in and around Marion County volunteer their time and services to help Indiana and the country. These Hoosiers are trained to serve in the six areas of disaster response: search, rescue, medical, hazardous material, logistics and planning.“These brave men and women help keep Americans safe during times of disaster in our country,” Frye said. “The task force assisted local emergency personnel in search and rescue operations in recent years in Klondike, Evansville and Henryville after tornados struck the towns. Their commitment to our communities is heroic and deserving of recognition.”According to Frye, Indiana Task Force One also deployed to serve in national disasters such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.For more information on House Concurrent Resolution 43, visit iga.in.gov.