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Rocklin firefighter returns from Haiti after 10 days of volunteering

ROCKLIN, CA — Zachary Smith, a Rocklin firefighter paramedic, returned Sunday from ten days of volunteer service in Haiti with Team Rubicon.

Team Rubicon is a self-financed, all-volunteer, rapid response, medical rescue team.

The former Marines, soldiers, firefighters/EMTs, medics, and nurses of Team Rubicon are all unpaid. The group of selfless volunteers from all over the country organized themselves within hours to give immediate response to the injured in Haiti before the Red Cross and military could arrive with help. Continue reading Rocklin firefighter returns from Haiti after 10 days of volunteering

County fire team returns from Haiti

Los Angeles County firefighters that helped rescue earthquake victims in Haiti returned today, officials said.

A 72-member Urban Search and Rescue team spent 14 days in Haiti helping U.S. federal rescue efforts, the fire department said in a statement today.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Caribbean country on Jan. 12, killing as many as 170,000 people and leaving more than a million people homeless, according to reports.

Story by pasadenastarnews.com