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August 24, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A feeling of frustration has hung over Los Angeles urban search and rescue team members for the last week as they watched televised images of the physical and human toll in Turkey. The 7.4 earthquake is precisely what both Los Angeles County and city fire department teams have been trained to deal with. But when it comes to international disasters, neither team has the opportunity to display its skills because they are not included in a contract with the federal government.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A feeling of frustration has hung over Los Angeles urban search and rescue team members for the last week as they watched televised images of the physical and human toll in Turkey. The 7.4 earthquake is precisely what both Los Angeles County and city fire department teams have been trained to deal with. But when it comes to international disasters, neither team has the opportunity to display its skills because they are not included in a contract with the federal government.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1995
Members of Los Angeles County's Urban Search and Rescue Team were feted by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday for their role in rescue efforts after last month's Oklahoma City bombing. The team spent nearly 10 days working 12-hour shifts to search for survivors and unearth remains in the aftermath of the April 19 blast at the Alfred P. Murrah building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE and MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 51-year-old man on an amateur spelunking adventure with his son was injured Saturday when he plunged 200 feet down an abandoned mine shaft in a remote part of this high-desert community. Members of the Los Angeles County Urban Search and Rescue Team extracted James Swenson of Acton almost seven hours after he became trapped on an 8-foot ledge in the old gold mine just north of Angeles National Forest.
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