Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm, Toledo said. The fire chief is one of many military personnel traveling to provide support.

TOLEDO, OH – Toledo Fire and Rescue (TFD) announced Monday that Assistant Chief John Kaminsky has deployed to an undisclosed location in Alabama to prepare for Hurricane Ian.

assistant On Saturday, September 24, at 3:30 p.m., Chief Kaminski, along with 47 other members of the Ohio Task Force 1 (OH-TF1) team, went into service.

OH-TF1 is one of 28 urban search and rescue teams managed by FEMA. While they offer national support, OH-TF1 is also an asset in the nation-wide rescue response.

In 2018, Asst. Chief Kaminski deployed to support during Hurricane Michael.

SEE MORE: TFD Deputy Chief John Kaminsky is deployed to help with Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Ian upgraded to a tropical storm early Monday morning and is expected to make landfall Thursday through Friday. It is expected to become a Category 4 hurricane by the time it makes landfall in the Tampa area.

RELATED: Hurricane Ian approaches Cuba to make landfall in Florida as a Cat 4

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