|01-28-10||The Los Angeles County Fire Department is pleased to announce the return of its Urban Search and Rescue team, California Task Force 2, to Los Angeles. The team completes a 14-day deployment to Haiti where they assisted USAID with rescue and recovery efforts following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. |
The 72-member team is expected to arrive, by bus, at our Pacoima facility, at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 28. A press conference will follow shortly thereafter.
Family members and the Fire Department eagerly await the task force’s return.
|Los Angeles County Urban Search and Rescue Team (USA-2), working in direct support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is continuing to conduct field operations. |
Structural engineers are currently inspecting surrounding critical infrastructure and essential facilities in and around Port-au-Prince to possibly allow for the re-occupation of structurally safe buildings. Team members from USA-2 are assisting with the assembling of large tents to be used for humanitarian assistance purposes.
It is anticipated that USA-2 will be arriving back in Los Angeles later this week. Updates will be provided as they become available.
|January 23, 2010, 1710 hr (EST) –The Los Angeles County Urban Search and Rescue Team (USA-2), as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has extricated a 24-year old man from the Hotel Napoli Inn.|
As part of a joint rescue attempt with the Virginia and French Urban Search and Rescue teams, USA-2 assisted with the removal a man trapped nearly 12 days. The victim appeared to be in good condition with no significant injuries. Updates will be provided as they become available.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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