ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Several Round Rock firefighters are helping relief efforts in places hardest hit by Hurricane Ida.
Gunther von Seltmann, a battalion chief for the Round Rock Fire Department, left for Louisiana on Sunday morning with the Texas State Task Force 1 to assist first responders in operations.
The task force took “specialized and technical equipment to support and work in coordinated efforts” with emergency crews. The task force is sponsored by the Texas A&M Engineerings extension service and is one of the 28 federal teams that operate under FEMA’s National Urban Search and Rescue system.
Four others were dispatched Monday with the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. Lt. Manuel Bruner, along with firefighters Jeremy Porter and Jerik Kondoff and driver Steven Puckett are headed to Louisiana.