Harvey: 17 of 49 members of Ohio Task Force 1 from Miami Valley

ROCKPORT, TX - AUGUST 26:  A Rockport firefighter goes door to door on a search and rescue mission as he looks for people that may need help after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. Harvey made landfall shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, just north of Port Aransas as a Category 4 storm and is being reported as the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Wilma in 2005. Forecasts call for as much as 30 inches of rain to fall in the next few days. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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ROCKPORT, TX - AUGUST 26: A Rockport firefighter goes door to door on a search and rescue mission as he looks for people that may need help after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. Harvey made landfall shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, just north of Port Aransas as a Category 4 storm and is being reported as the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Wilma in 2005. Forecasts call for as much as 30 inches of rain to fall in the next few days. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nearly 35 percent of Ohio Task Force 1 members in Texas to assist with search and rescue missions are from Miami Valley fire departments.

The Dayton Fire Department has the most locally on the task force with four members. Kettering, West Chester Twp. and Huber Heights fire departments have two members each on the ground in Texas.

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Ohio Task Force 1 was activated ahead of Hurricane Harvey, and was deployed Saturday after Harvey --downgraded to a tropical storm -- stalled in Southeast Texas with torrential rains expected to bring catastrophic flooding to the coastal region.

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Here’s a list of local members on Ohio Task Force 1:

  • Troy Bonfield, Medical Specialist, West Chester Twp.
  • Brandon Fraley, Rescue Specialist, Huber Heights
  • Trevor Frodge, HazMat Specialist, West Chester Twp.
  • Kevin Ganger, Ground Support Specialist, Piqua
  • J. Nicholas Kuntz, Rescue Specialist, Huber Heights
  • Joseph Landis, Rescue Specialist, Dayton
  • Matt Maurer, Team Manager, City of Clayton
  • David Oakley, HazMat Specialist, Hamilton
  • Richard Olszewski, Extra Personnel, Dayton
  • Scott Perkins, Medical Specialist, Kettering
  • Brian Petry, Technical Search Specialist, Clearcreek Twp.
  • Patrick Ricketts, Ground Support Specialist, Fairborn
  • Glenn Schlub, HazMat Specialist, Kettering
  • Kevin Shea, Extra Personnel, Dayton
  • Todd Shiverdecker, Ground Support Specialist, Dayton
  • Jeffrey Turner, HazMat Specialist, WPAFB
  • Joshua VanDyne, Logistics Specialist, Xenia

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