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  • pasobuff
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    Saw on the news there now has been an explosion at the nuclear plant....sad sad days, weeks, months to come for the people of Japan.....

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  • SFDE37
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    You are correct, I did not read the article correctly.

    Source http://fire.lacounty.gov/

    Less than 24 hours after their return to Los Angeles from earthquake rescue and recovery mission in New Zealand, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2) team has received an activation request from The United States Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to travel to Japan to assist the government with the massive rescue and recovery effort, following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, the worst to hit the country in 140 years and the fifth largest in the world.

    With more than 140 qualified Task Force members, a new 72-74 member Heavy Rescue Team, including a Swiftwater component, is now mobilizing to depart this evening and arrive in Japan early Sunday morning.

    Follow via Twitter updates. You can find out more information about the CA-TF2 team from here.

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  • FWDbuff
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    Originally posted by SFDE37 View Post
    The way I read the story is that LA City sent their USAR team to New Zealand and LA County is sending their USAR team to Japan.
    California TF-2 was deployed to NZ. California TF-2 now being deployed to Japan.

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  • SFDE37
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    Originally Posted by sfd1992
    According to the story, none of the LA county personnel going to Japan were on the NZ mission.

    Ok, it's been a few years since I had any good thorough knowledge of the USAR teams, perhaps they now rotate personnel through teams????
    The way I read the story is that LA City sent their USAR team to New Zealand and LA County is sending their USAR team to Japan.

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  • Keenque
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    Here are some pics.

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  • FWDbuff
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    Originally posted by sfd1992 View Post
    According to the story, none of the LA county personnel going to Japan were on the NZ mission.
    Ok, it's been a few years since I had any good thorough knowledge of the USAR teams, perhaps they now rotate personnel through teams????

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  • sfd1992
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    Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
    I dont understand why Ca 2 is going- the last elements just returned from New Zealand within the last 2 days.....Don't their cache's have to be restored and guys get R & R/Family time?????
    According to the story, none of the LA county personnel going to Japan were on the NZ mission.

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  • LaFireEducator
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    Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
    CATF-2 Deploying. VATF-1 "Mobilized."

    I dont understand why Ca 2 is going- the last elements just returned from New Zealand within the last 2 days.....Don't their cache's have to be restored and guys get R & R/Family time?????
    Seriously, this thing looks like it has the potential to be truly nasty especially given the time of day it hit.

    God's speed to our USAR boys as well as trhe folks of Japan.

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  • FWDbuff
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    CATF-2 Deploying. VATF-1 "Mobilized."

    I dont understand why Ca 2 is going- the last elements just returned from New Zealand within the last 2 days.....Don't their cache's have to be restored and guys get R & R/Family time?????

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  • Rescue101
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    Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    So Cailifornia survives again?
    Damn! And I just bought BUNCH of Nevada desert. T.C.

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  • LaFireEducator
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    Originally posted by tree68 View Post
    Looks like they took a beating - one video showed two burning buildings riding on the incoming wave.

    On the other hand, it appears that the waves failed to cause significant issues in Hawaii and the U.S. Mainland.
    So Cailifornia survives again?

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  • tree68
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    Looks like they took a beating - one video showed two burning buildings riding on the incoming wave.

    On the other hand, it appears that the waves failed to cause significant issues in Hawaii and the U.S. Mainland.

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  • tfpd109
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    Breaking News

    8.9 earthquake hits Japan. Tsunamis flooding parts of the country... I just saw this on CNN...

    Hope all is safe over there!

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