The 63-strong UK International Search and Rescue (UK-ISAR) team, including seven specialist firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, has now joined forces with the U.S. teams from Fairfax County and Los Angeles County and has unloaded 8 tonnes of specialist equipment at the at the U.S. Misawa air base.
On arrival in northeast Japan today, the highly-trained specialists received a thorough briefing on the situation and priorities in the affected region.
The UK-ISAR team is now on route to Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan. Challenging conditions await them, after a tsunami more than 10 feet high was observed at Ofunato Port with more than 300 houses washed away in the city and extensive damage caused to local infrastructure.
The team is well-equipped to face these conditions, with specialist tools that can penetrate reinforced concrete and metal to gain access to victims and shoring equipment that allows team members to maintain a safe working position during rescue operations.
Further updates will be available when the team arrives in Ofunato City and the search and rescue operation gets underway.
this is my team and what we do!
You and "Your team" arrived the day before you "left for japan".
When using google to try and back up your ******** with news articles, it's helps to know not every newsite reports the same story the same day. You should have read the story instead of the date the article was published, it stated clearly when the UK-ISAR arrived.
Besides you probably shouldn't be posting on Zam if you're still in the air, which you should be if you are enroute to Japan from the EU, or NA....
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