Monday, 14 March 2011

West Midlands Fire Service Arrive in Japan

I have just been informed today by the office of Chief Fire Officer Vij Randeniya that a team of 12 personnel from West Midlands Fire Service have arrived in Ofunato City in Iwate Prefecture as part of the United Kingdom International Search and Rescue (UKISAR) response following the devastating earthquake and consequential tsunami in Japan.

The UK team is made up personnel from nine UK Fire Services, with a total of 63 personnel, two search dogs and 11 tonnes of equipment and had only just returned from supporting the work in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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