Pennsylvania Task Force One making rescues in Texas

EMBED </>More Videos

Pennsylvania Task Force One making rescues in Texas. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on September 2, 2017. (WPVI)

Photos show Pennsylvania's Task Force One rescuers in Harvey's floodwaters.

The group, which includes part of Philadelphia's fire department, has been in Houston for days.

Their mission is to search abandoned vehicles for bodies, and rescue people.

"Everywhere we went people were thanking us, and they're really appreciative. They can't believe we came from Philadelphia," said Captain Jim Kelly.

The team is self-sufficient.

It has bedding, food and water as well as Philadelphia Fire Department boats and gear.

Task Force One doesn't know when it will return home.

The group is on standby, ready at a moment's notice to respond.

----------
Send a breaking news alert
Report a correction or typo
Learn more about the 6abc apps

Related Topics:
u.s. & worldhurricane harveyfloodingpennsylvaniaphiladelphia
(Copyright ©2017 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments