HIGH SPRINGS ‒ Four High Springs Firefighters have deployed to Dixie County as part of Engine Strike Team (EST) 1301.

EST 1301 includes crews from Clay County Fire Rescue, High Springs Fire Department, Putnam County Fire Rescue and Palatka Fire Department.

EST 1301 departed for Dixie County Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, and will be deployed for 10 days running fire and emergency medical calls for service in support of local fire departments in Dixie County.

High Springs' Engine 29 crew is led by Captain Kevin Pearson. Also, part of the deployment team are Lieutenant Gene Findley, Firefighter/Paramedic Mike Rivers, and Firefighter/EMT Clinton Drake.

This is the fourth deployment of High Springs resources in a year. Past deployments include a single resource Public Information Officer to Eastern Kentucky in August 2022, an Engine Strike Team to North Fort Myers in September 2022, and a single resource Engine Strike Team leader to Fort Myers Beach in October 2022.

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