RESCUE INTERNATIONAL

RESCUE RECOVERY TASK FORCE 1

WATER RESCUE OPERATIONS IN NEW ORLEANS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA

Rescue International RRTF-1 responded to New Orleans for water rescue operations arriving Wednesday 2 days after Katrina hit the coast.  RRTF responded with a 6 man water rescue team with 2 inflatable boats, a 26 Foot support trailer, Communications support trailer with repeaters and handheld radios, 1- Water Search and Recovery K9, 1- Light rescue truck and 2- POV support and tow units.

Our two boat crews evacuated over 500 people including 7 critical medicals and air lifted over 80 people off the I-10 highway in 5 days of operations. Our team members coordinated for the LA Wildlife Authorities over 50 private and public safety watercraft that evacuated an estimated 3500 additional people from the city.

 

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