Nevada Task Force 1 to return after bringing aid to flood-torn Colorado

Nevada Task Force 1 will return home Sunday after performing hundreds of rescues in flood-ravaged Colorado last week.

The 82-person team consisted of members from the Clark County, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson fire departments.

The task force, which was assigned to deploy to Colorado on Sept. 14, participated in helicopter rescues of more than 500 flood victims, according to officials.

“The members of Nevada Task Force One are a tremendous asset for our community and the nation as a whole,” said Clark County Fire Chief, Bertral Washington. “We are glad they are part of our public safety response network in Clark County and appreciate the fantastic job they did in Colorado.”

The group from Nevada consisted of 28 fire department members from Clark County, 15 from Las Vegas, 17 from Henderson and 12 from North Las Vegas, as well as 10 civilians who assisted with medical, engineering, canine handling, logistics and communications.

Contact reporter Steven Slivka at sslivka@reviewjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @StevenSlivka.