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September 6, 2017

Rutland firefighters head to Houston

Rutland firefighters head to Houston

Courtesy of Rutland Fire Department

Rutland firefighters Scott Mangan, Micah Haven, Nathan Elwert, Michael Delehanty, David Werbinski and Lieutenant Daniel Gedney headed to Houston for a mission assisting other federal agencies.

RUTLAND—A team of Rutland firefighters is headed to Houston to provide aid following widespread flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Firefighters Scott Mangan, Micah Haven, Nathan Elwert, Michael Delehanty, David Werbinski and Lieutenant Daniel Gedney left for what is expected to be a mission of about a week and half.

The firefighters are members of Rutland Fire Department technical rescue team, part of Vermont’s Urban Search and Rescue Team. During their mission in Texas, they will assist other federal agencies.

In a press release, Rutland Mayor David Allaire wished them luck: “I want to thank each and every one of the team for their commitment to aid our fellow Americans, thank their families for the sacrifices they are making and to thank members of the Rutland City Fire Department, who also train for such events, and for assuming the deployed members’ work loads, while the team is deployed,” he said.

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