TN Task Force 2 Deploys to Texas to Assist with Storm Damage

Crews responding to Bryan, TX as a Type 1 Swiftwater Search and Rescue Team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 29, 2024) – Tennessee Task Force 2 (TNTF2) is preparing to deploy to Texas, in response to flooding and severe storms. Storms in Texas have left a trail of damage and hundreds
without power.

The TNTF2 deployment for Texas came at the request of Texas officials and is a function of the Emergency
Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).

EMAC is a mutual-aid agreement among states and territories of the United States. It enables states to share
resources during natural and man-made disasters, including terrorism.

Members of TNTF2 are deploying as a Type 1 Swiftwater Search and Rescue team and will aid with water
rescues, storm damage assistance, and other emergency responses as needed.

TNTF2 includes personnel from The Nashville Fire Department, Nashville Office of Emergency Management,
Williamson County Emergency Management Agency, and Franklin Fire Department. Each agency has
adequate staffing and resources to cover events that may occur while the team is deployed.

TNTF2 members will stage in Bryan, Texas. The deployment is expected to last 14 days.