PHOENIX — An Arizona urban search and rescue unit returned home from weeks of duty in Texas and Florida after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The 80-member Arizona Task Force One was greeted by loved ones and city officials Saturday night in Phoenix after a 21-day deployment for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, City Council members and Fire Department employees and their families also greeted the returning team members at a Fire Department facility in southwest Phoenix.
The unit worked eight days in communities outside Houston and then deployed to Florida.
The unit returned in a convoy of more than 20 trucks pulling boat trailers, box trucks and high-tech equipment.