Nebraska rescue team returns home after Moore tornado - Omaha.com
Published Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm / Updated at 5:50 pm
Nebraska rescue team returns home after Moore tornado

LINCOLN — A search and rescue team from Nebraska is returning home after helping with tornado damage in an Oklahoma City suburb.

The Nebraska Task Force 1 is scheduled to return to Lincoln Thursday afternoon. The full 82 members of the urban search and rescue team arrived Tuesday morning in Moore, Okla., to help with operations in the wake of a deadly tornado on Monday.

The team includes firefighters from both the Lincoln and Omaha fire departments. There are civilian members who are doctors, structural engineers and heavy rigging specialists. There also are five canine search specialists and six dogs.

Lincoln Fire Chief John Huff says the team successfully completed its assignments without injury or incident.

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