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National Guard offers assistance to Yuma County

The National Guard’s 91st Civil Support Team briefed Yuma County emergency services yesterday on ways they can help them in the cases of natural or man made disasters if the need ever rises.

The commander of the unit held the presentation and said they provide support in identifying hazards, assessing current and projected consequences, advising on response measures, and assisting with appropriate requests of additional support.

This unit is highly trained with just over 400 hours within the first year of training.

It was emphasized that the unit is also federally funded, so if any agency needed to make the call, it would be free of charge for them to come out here to assists.

There is a five man team on call at all times and the unit has a response time of just under six hours. They are the fifth region in the United States and serve all of Arizona along with California, Guam, and Hawaii.

If the unit is ever needed, they have a mobile lab that better assists them in being able to identify whatever needs to be tested. With this results can get back to local emergency services within hours, unlike days when that’s sometimes the case.

This team is beneficial to a place like Yuma County, where emergency services don’t have quick access to some tools.

The 91st Civil Support Team is designed to integrate with local officials and not take over the scene, as they are here to assist as much as they can.

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