HASTINGS – The Hastings Fire and Rescue Department deployed one of its members to Florida to assist with providing medical assistance to those affected by hurricane Michael. Assistant Chief Curt Smith was deployed Thursday morning to respond as a paramedic with the Colorado 2 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, based out of Denver.
He will also serve as Chief of Operations and Deputy Chief for the team. Smith has assisted on several national responses including, Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The team is expected to be deployed for a full two weeks.