Midland, Mi Flooding • May 2020
MI-TF1 responded as a Type 1 Swiftwater Rescue Team to a request by the City of Midland Fire Dept at approximately 1850 hours after torrential raid caused a catastrophic failure of earthen dams in the Midland area. The team responded with 24 personnel, 4 boats, and 9 vehicles, and able to self-sustained for several days of water rescue operations.
MI-TF1 leadership arrives ahead of the main convoy at the designated staging area at Midland Fire Dept Headquarters and awaits a briefing by the Rescue Branch Director. The team was assigned to Division 3, located in the northwest section of the city, and feared to have the highest probability of significant flooding due to the multiple dam failures