Firefighter Training

California Fire/Rescue Resources Stretched Thin During Hurricanes

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By Larry Collins   The year 2017 was an epic one of disaster responses for California’s fire and rescue resources, including the following: unprecedented numbers of deployments of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Task Forces and California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Swiftwater/Flood Search & Rescue Teams to hurricane disasters and California flood events that swamped cities and threatened failure of the emergency spillway of the nation’s tallest dam; the Mexico City earthquake disaster; and a wind-driven fire in October that included 21 major wildfires that challenged the state’s mutual-aid system and resulted in the worst destruction and loss of life in the history of California, necessitating the deployment of firefighters from 10 other states and international assistance from as far away as Australia. (1) L.A. County firefighters assigned to USA-2 (United States US&R Team 2) beginning search operations at a partial pancake…

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