Plymouth, West Metro Firefighters Deploy to Help with Hurricane Ida Relief
Five firefighters from the Plymouth Fire Department and two from the West Metro Fire-Rescue District have deployed with other Minnesota firefighters to help with Hurricane Ida relief.
Governor Tim Walz had to authorize the 18-day mission following a request from Louisiana. The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) acts much like mutual aid. Firefighters will provide protection and coverage while firefighters in Louisiana get rest and clean up their damaged homes.
“When disaster hits, Minnesotans have always stepped up to help out their neighbors,” said Minnesota Governor Tim Walz in a press release. “Hurricane Ida has devastated homes, businesses, and communities in Louisiana. I am proud that Minnesota firefighters have answered the call to aid Louisiana in their efforts to keep people safe after the storm.”
Plymouth sent a fire chief, fire captain and three firefighters. West Metro sent a battalion chief and a lieutenant.