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Borough fireman in Haiti relief rescue

BICKENHILL firefighters are among those battling to save lives in Haiti - which was devastated by an earthquake last Tuesday.

BICKENHILL firefighters are among those battling to save lives in Haiti - which was devastated by an earthquake last Tuesday.

As reported last week, a twelve-strong team has flown out to the Caribbean island as part of the international relief effort.

On Monday, the UK firefighters arrived in the town of Leogane - near the epicentre of the earthquake.

The International Search and Rescue (ISAR) team have been working alongside colleagues from Iceland and Qatar to free survivors from the rubble.

Two-year-old Mia, who was trapped for three days, is among those to have been pulled from the rubble.

Station Commander Dean Harris said: “It was amazing to see Mia alive and well, playing happily with her mum again. Being stuck in the dark for three days must have been horrific, but she came out without a scratch on her.”

The West Midland contingent received their training at Bickenhill Fire Station and some of the team are also based there.

 

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