County of Los Angeles
CAPTAIN SAM PADILLA
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE (323) 881-2411
Date: January 28, 2009
FIRE CHIEF P. MICHAEL FREEMAN
1320 N. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: LACoFD Public Affairs
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT USAR TASK FORCE
RETURNS FROM HAITI
LOS ANGELES – January 27, 2010 – 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 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28. A press conference will follow shortly thereafter, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Our Pacoima facility is located at 12605 Osborne Street, Pacoima CA 91331.
Family members and the Fire Department eagerly await the task force’s return.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department is one of the largest emergency service agencies in the world, providing fire protection and life safety services to more than 3.8 million residents and commercial business customers in the County’s 2,305-square-mile area, and around the globe when needed. For more information, visit the Department’s website at www.fire.lacounty.gov.
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