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LA County rescue team ready to aid Mexico City after devastating quake

LA County rescue team ready to aid Mexico City after devastating quake”

The team was activated early this morning, meaning its members were staging and ready to go, and will be deployed from March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Joey Marron.

Urban Search and Rescue task forces are specially trained to search collapsed buildings and other confined areas after natural disasters or emergencies. They'll bring about 55,000 pounds of search-and-rescue tools and medical equipment.

Details on what time the team will be deployed were not immediately available.

In August, USAR teams from Southern California were sent to Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Los Angeles residents anxiously try to contact loved ones in Mexico after deadly quake The magnitude-7.1 natural disaster struck Tuesday, which was the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 natural disaster that killed thousands.

Among the dead, at least 20 students and teachers who were in a collapsed school.

Mexico City's mayor said that 50 to 60 people had been rescued from the rubble left by the quake in the capital, and efforts are continuing to recover victims. The Israeli military says it's sending a 70-member delegation to Mexico that will primarily provide engineering assistance.



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