Local task force heading back to Las Vegas from Colorado
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Nevada Task Force 1 has received orders to demobilize from duty in Colorado and return home to Las Vegas.
The team has been working in Colorado to help evacuate and rescue victims from recent flooding there.
NV-TF1 is one of 28 teams funded and authorized by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond to major catastrophes in the United States.
The 82-person team that responded to Colorado is compromised of members from the Clark County, Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas fire departments.
The team is expected to arrive back at their Las Vegas headquarters on Sunday in the late afternoon or early evening.
Nevada task force members participated in helicopter rescues of more than 500 flood victims while deployed in Colorado.