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Tulsa Police, Fire Send Officers And Firefighters To Moore

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The Tulsa Police Department's Disaster Area Response Team (DART) has been asked by the Oklahoma Incident Management Team to go to Moore following Monday's tornado.

Police Chief Chuck Jordan says the DART team will be working with the management of the incident command center in Moore.

He says the team will identify specific needs in order to make requests to federal and state agencies for assistance.

"The team will be on site for at least two days but their resources will be readily available for as long as they are needed," Chief Chuck Jordan said

"We will provide any and all requested resources to the city of Moore and surrounding communities that were affected."

Two members of the DART team were sent to New York City in October 2012 to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

10/31/2012 Related Story: Two Tulsa Police Officers Head To New York To Help Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The Tulsa Fire Department also sent two firefighters to work at the command post in Moore.

In addition, eight members of the department's Critical Emergency Response Team (CIRT) are in Moore to help. 

Tulsa Fire Chief Ray Driskell said the department stands ready to provide equipment and personnel if communities impacted by the tornadoes requested help.  

And the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office sent deputies to Moore Tuesday to assist where needed.

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