I know a lot of people have been following the situation in New Orleans and surrounding areas in the path of Katrina. Brian Humphrey just posted to the LAFD News & Information Blog that some LA Firefighters are on their way to help out where needed:
“In response to a formal request made through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the Los Angeles Fire Department is mobilizing a cadre of specially-trained Firefighters to assist Gulf Coast residents afflicted by Hurricane Katrina.
These fourteen specially-trained Los Angeles Firefighters, four LAFD vehicles, three inflatable boats, technical rescue equipment and supplies are prepared to depart for a yet-to-be specified locale via military air transport.”
I’m sure there’s help pouring in from all over the country, as there was last year in Florida, but it’s cool to see this on the local level as well.