Presentation on theme: "Chuck Jones Task Force Leader, TX-TF1 Susann Brown"— Presentation transcript:
1 Texas ESF-9 Bastrop Fire Complex Search Response September 7, 2011 to September 12, 2011 Chuck JonesTask Force Leader, TX-TF1Susann BrownSearch Team Manager, TX-TF1
2 Mission OverviewTo assist the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Department, and Emergency Manager in the search for possible missing persons and property damage assessment, by conducting a wide area search through the affected area(s).The fire, which began on September 4, 2011 would consume more than 34,000 acres, destroy more than 2500 structures and claim two lives.
3 Unique Deployment Traditional Mission Bastrop Fire Complex Post incident responseUrban areasSearch to rescueCollapse structuresFire still ongoingForested rural areaSearch for HRDamage assessmentLocate missing pets/ injured animalsReport active burning
4 Timeline09/06/11- SOC request for TX-TF1 to send representatives to Bastrop EOC for planning meeting with Bastrop S.O. and EM.09/07/11- TX-TF1 deployed to Bastrop to assist SO with HR search. Base of Operations setup at Camp Swift by 1230 hours. Forward command post established at Hwy 71 and FM Search grids assigned and search begun in Wagon Wheel addition at 1330.09/08/11- Search grids assigned or continued09/09/11- Search grids assigned and final search completed in Wagon Wheel area.09/10/11- Search moved to Tahitian Village area, forward command moved to Hwy 95 and Ponderosa Rd.09/11/11- Search continued09/12/11- Search completed at 1330