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Thursday, February 24, 2011

California FEMA USAR Team has arrived safely in New Zealand

CA-TF2 - CALIFORNIA TASK FORCE 2 arrives in New Zealand to AID EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS
LOS ANGELES – February 22, 2011 – California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), Los Angeles County Fire’s world-class Heavy Rescue Task Force, has landed in New Zealand and is currently setting up the Base of Operations (B.O.O)

California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2) is a specially-trained and equipped Urban Search and Rescue Task Force consisting of Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters and paramedics rescue specialists, emergency room physicians, structural engineers, heavy equipment specialists, hazardous materials technicians, communications specialists, and logistics specialists.

This unique technical rescue team responds with 55,000 pounds of prepackaged search and rescue tools and medical equipment to conduct around-the-clock search and rescue operations at domestic and international disasters, both natural and man-made.

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Update: 2-25 10:50hrs CA-TF2 USAR team from LA County Fire Dept plans for today's assignments. # &
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 Update: 2-24 11:50hrs CA-TF2 Team has arrived safely in New Zealand Now setting up the Base of Operations (B.O.O)
Update: 2-23 02:22hrs CA-TF2 USAR has departed LAX enroute to . Estimated flight time of 13 hours on flight UAL9797
Update: 2-23 0800hrs CA-TF2 Team of 66+ members caravaned to LAX last night where they are waiting…

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