About 80 personnel from the Puget Sound region are deploying to Florida to respond to Hurricane Irma.

Twenty-five Seattle firefighters, who are a part of Washington Task Force One, will deploy with the group.

Seattle Deputy Fire Chief Mark Larson will lead the task force, and an additional firefighter will help assign resources to the most impacted areas.

Through an agreement with Seattle Fire, Miami firefighters will also use Seattle’s fire alarm center as an out-of-area contact to communicate with family members if local phone lines cut out.