West Michigan firefighters return from helping in Texas floods

  • Source: WOOD-TV NBC 8 Grand Rapids
  • Published: 05/22/2024 11:53 PM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: It’s been a busy two weeks for Michigan Task Force 1. Some of its members attended the Midwest Fire Rescue Expo Wednesday at DeVos Place, just a few days after returning from a deployment in Texas. “I’m kind of like a proud father,” said Jack Johnson, deputy chief of operations with the Grand Rapids Fire Department. Six members of GRFD are members of MI-TF1, a team of approximately 168 of Michigan’s most highly trained emergency service personnel, who are called to assist with state and federal disasters or emergencies. “They take the best of the best and then they hone their skills on a higher level and then those guys bring those skills back and then train up the rest of the team that we have here,” Johnson said. “The combined expertise of those three members is definitely felt throughout the department. They’re all leaders.”


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