Central Florida task force returns from helping in Hurricane Ian aftermath

A Central Florida task force sent to the southwest part of the state to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian is coming home.

Florida USAR Task Force 8 is a 27-member team made of personnel from Ocala Fire Rescue, Marion County Fire Rescue and Gainesville Fire Rescue along with a chaplain.

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According to Ocala Fire Rescue, the task force left on Thursday, Sept. 29, and returned on Tuesday.

“These incredible teams helped save over 100 lives and have made our community proud! All of these teams

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