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More crews from the Suncoast head to North Carolina to help Florence victims

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Another group of first responders from the Suncoast is heading to North Carolina to help Florence recovery efforts.

Six firefighters from Sarasota County are packing up a van Tuesday morning and leaving for the East Coast.

A spokesperson with Sarasota County Emergency Services says the firefighters will be checking into Raleigh, North Carolina and will be assigned from there.

The group will be responding to various 911 calls and helping with water rescues.

The group will also be relieving another crew from Sarasota County that's been helping with recovery efforts for several days.