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LARGO, Md. – Jon Bender, a Battalion Chief with the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department is currently deployed for Hurricane Florence to South Carolina as part of the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) response system coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

Maryland Task Force 1 (MD-TF1) is based in Montgomery County Maryland and is one of 28 federally funded national response teams.  Jon is a structural collapse specialist and is a member of the PGFD Technical Rescue Team. 

We wish the team safe travels and for a safe return once the mission is completed.