L.A. Fire Rescue Team Poised To Leave For Haiti To Aid Earthquake Victims

Mar 18, 2010 | Updated May 25, 2011

An L.A. County Fire Department search-and-rescue team is packed and ready to go to Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Caribbean island nation, officials said this morning.

The 72-member heavy rescue task force received a request for help Tuesday from the U.S. Agency for International Development and is waiting at a staging area in Pacoima while authorities finalize the logistical details of the deployment, said county Fire Inspector Frederic Stowers.

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