L.A. County USAR Team Relies on Lessons Learned to Prepare for Disasters

"L.A. County was number one for the probability to have the most devastating and dangerous natural disasters."
(ABC7 Los Angeles)

Preparing for major natural disasters

FirefighterNation Staff

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, California – ABC7 reports that the anniversary of the deadly Sylmar earthquake 50 years ago highlights how the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue team is still relying on lessons learned to be prepared for major disasters.

“FEMA did a study of all the counties in the nation and, unfortunately, L.A. County was number one for the probability to have the most devastating and dangerous natural disasters,” Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby told ABC7.

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