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Posted at 2:04 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Fairfax rescue team to deploy to Japan

By Associated Press

Fairfax County's elite Urban Search and Rescue team is going to Japan to help with earthquake relief efforts.

Spokesman Dan Schmidt said the group is preparing to send a 72-member team, in conjunction with efforts coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Exact details on when the team will deploy have not been determined.

The department is frequently called on to assist after international disasters. Last year, Fairfax team members conducted 16 successful rescues in Haiti after an earthquake devastated that nation in January 2010.

By Associated Press  | March 11, 2011; 2:04 PM ET
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