Dennis McGuire, Jr. found this article detailing a mission for two Galesburg firefighters and the MABAS Division 31 Decon Unit to assist downstate residents that were affected by the tornados last week. The article is from last Tuesday.

Two Galesburg firefighters are on their way to the southern Illinois city of Marion to help victims of recent tornados in that part of the state. John Seitz and Brock Schmitt are taking the Galesburg Fire Department De-Con, or decontamination, truck to help provide a place for showers to others helping tornado victims.

Battalion Chief Brad Stevenson said this morning the Mutual Aid Box System request came in Monday. MABAS is a partnership with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to help in times of disasters. Stevenson said the firefighters are expected to arrive in Marion at about 1 p.m. today.

MABAS Division 31 DECON Unit