Elite LA Rescue Team Returns From Japan
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The elite Los Angeles County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue team that assisted in rescue and recovery efforts in Japan returned to Los Angeles.
The 74-member California Task Force 2 arrived at Los Angeles International Airport about 4 p.m. Saturday.
Some members of the team had just returned from New Zealand before flying to Japan.
The task force, which left for Japan a week ago, is comprised of firefighters, emergency room doctors, engineers, hazardous materials technicians and members specially trained in underwater rescue.
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