LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — As many on the East Coast brace for Hurricane Florence, one Lafayette firefighter is offering his skills. LFD Captain Toby Frost was deployed east with Indiana Task Force 1 Tuesday morning.
Frost is part of the group of emergency responders from across the state. Indiana Task Force 1 is comprised of emergency responders that specialize in disciplines like technical rescue, search and hazardous materials.
Frost is a hazmat specialist for the Lafayette Fire Department. He will lend that same skill set to during the recovery efforts.
States of emergency have been declared for North and South Carolina and Virginia. On the East Coast, 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate in preparation for the Category 4 storm.