LAFD lends help to Hurricane Katrina victims

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.

One Reply to “LAFD lends help to Hurricane Katrina victims”

  1. Sean:

    Thank you for sharing the story, and for your kind words. We are always honored to mentioned in blogging.la

    The specially-trained Los Angeles Firefighters now working along the Gulf Coast come from Neighborhood Fire Stations throughout our community.

    These LAFD members, who yesterday were responding to “routine” calls for emergency aid in your neighborhood, are keenly aware – and deeply proud – to be both rescuers and Ambassadors working to assist the afflicted on your behalf.

    The reports I am hearing (from locations far from the television cameras) are both heartbreaking and inspirational. It is difficult, even with such immense amounts of intelligence, to fully grasp the wrath of Hurrican Katrina.

    I’m confident that regular readers of blogging.la will reach out now to assist their fellow Americans in need. It takes little more than a phone call or the click of a mouse.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

    LAFD Home Page: http://www.lafd.org

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