Local Firefighters Join FEMA Team

Fifteen San Bernardino County firefighters have been detailed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency California Task Force 6.
Known by the acronym CA-TF6, the team is to be deployed to extraordinary events, such as regional catastrophic fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, bombings, terrorist attacks and the like.
The City of Riverside is hosting the team locally, which can be dispatched at a moment’s notice anywhere around the country.
Members of the team are recruited for their particular skills and include explosive dismantlers known as miners, logisticians, haz-mat specialists, heavy riggers and structural engineers, heavy rescue personnel, search specialists, search dog handlers, and medical doctors.

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