Rescue operations in Shreveport, Louisiana

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The rescue operation performed by Blue Incident Support Team (IST), along with Tennasee Task Force-1, Missouri Task force-1 and Texas task Force-1 in Shreveport, Louisiana, in response to hurricane Katerina in August, 2005, is discussed. IST commenced rescue operations from a site where Interstate I-10 and I-610 split on the west side of the city. They used boats provided by the Lousiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, to entered the flood waters. IST completed thousands of rescues and conducted a hasty search of essentially all flooded areas of Jefferson Parish and Orleans Parish. IST also conducted a recovery operation during which every building within the impact zone had undergone a primary and secondary search and bodies were extricated to a disaster mortuary operational response team (DMORT).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalFire Engineering
Volume159
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Rescue operations in Shreveport, Louisiana. / Olinger, Michael.

In: Fire Engineering, Vol. 159, No. 5, 05.2006, p. 101-104.

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