Firefighters from Davie Fire Rescue joined other units from local departments and deployed to the west coast of Florida following Hurricane Ian’s landing. The department sent several people, including a five-member Engine Strike Team, a person attached to the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), a member assigned to the State Incident Management Team (IMT), and a person assigned to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM).
The team traveled to the west coast of Florida as part of a convoy of Southeast Florida emergency vehicles. The team was dispatched shortly after Hurricane Ian made landfall. Davie Fire Rescue team members, including Captain Vezina, Lieutenant Gunsten, Driver Friedman, and Firefighters Buzzella & Whitman, were active taking calls, assisting with search and rescue and responding to fires and dangerous situations for approximately a week.