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Nebraska Task Force 1 set to return home

Nebraska Task Force 1

Nebraska Task Force 1 has been released to return home after it was determined no additional needs from Hurricane Irma are evident, according to a press release.

NETF1 began its two-day journey back to Lincoln on Wednesday as soon as members are processed and paperwork is completed.

NETF1 Chief Brad Thavenet is still assigned to the State of Florida Emergency Operations Center - Tallahassee, Fla., as a Liaison Officer between the State of Florida and the Federal USAR task forces. It is unclear when he will be able to return to Lincoln.

The Nebraska task force is comprised of firefighters from Lincoln, Omaha and Papillion area fire departments, as well as civilian members who are doctors, structural engineers and heavy rigging specialists. The 80-member team also includes four canine search specialists with four dogs.

More information on NETF1 and Lincoln Fire and Rescue is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: fire).

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