Indiana Task Force 1 deployed in support of Kentucky tornado devastation


INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Task Force 1 has deployed to Mayfield, KY in support of recent tornado destruction. The force has been activated as Type 3 US&R team.

The team has been assigned to conduct search and rescue operations at the Candle Factory (Mayfield Consumer Products located at 112 Industrial Dr. Mayfield, KY). 

Members of the task force left Indianapolis around 4 p.m. Saturday and arrived around 10:45 p.m. No issues during travel.

Three search dogs are also making the trip that specializes in live search and human remains detection. 15 team members from the Indianapolis Fire Department, four team members from the IMPD and 8 civilians will also be on the trip. The remaining team members represent:

  • Speedway FD
  • Wayne Twp. FD
  • Avon FD
  • Bargersville FD
  • Crown Point FD
  • Vincennes FD
  • Plainfield FD
  • Fishers FD
  • Decatur Twp. FD
  • Noblesville FD
  • Greenwood FD
  • Zionsville FD
  • Lafayette FD
  • Carmel FD
  • Lebanon FD
  • Columbus FD
  • 4 Coach Drivers and 2 Mechanics

The Governor of Kentucky is estimating as many as 100 people died during the storms overnight.

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