By Joe Reavis
Wylie Fire-Rescue personnel headed to the Houston area last week to aid in relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that damaged and flooded the Texas Gulf Coast.
A Quint unit with four firefighters and an ambulance with two paramedics left Saturday, Aug. 26, as part of a task force made up of emergency equipment and personnel from Wylie, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Lake Cities, Highland Village and Coppell fire departments.
Two days later, 6 firefighters and a hovercraft and boat from the Swift Water Rescue Team deployed to the coast as part of a 20-boat team comprised of 10 North Texas fire departments.
WF-R command personnel on the scene are Chief Brent Parker, Assistant Chief Brandon Blythe and Battalion Chief Brian Ritter.
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