Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 2

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A woman is rescued alive from rubble by the CA-TF2 several days after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 2 or CA-TF2 is a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force based in Los Angeles County, California. CA-TF2 is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.[1]

CA-TF2 is one of two Task Forces that works with the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to provide international response to natural and man-made disasters.[2][3]



  1. ^ "US&R Task Force Locations". FEMA. Retrieved August 28, 2006. 
  2. ^ "International Programs". Los Angeles County Fire Department. Retrieved August 30, 2006. 
  3. ^ http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance/disaster_assistance/partners/ USAID Disaster Assiatance Partners Index
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Mission Report". Los Angeles County Fire Department. Retrieved August 30, 2006. 
  5. ^ "FEMA Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) Summaries" (PDF). Retrieved August 29, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Volume II - Appendix D.10 - Debris Recovery" (PDF). Columbia Accident Investigation Report. Columbia Accident Investigation Board. Retrieved August 29, 2006. 
  7. ^ "LA County USAR CA-TF2 activated and heading to IRAN" (Press release). Los Angeles County Fire.com. 2006-12-27. Retrieved 2006-08-30. 
  8. ^ "National Urban Search And Rescue Teams Deployed" (Press release). FEMA. 3 September 2005. Retrieved 2006-08-28. 
  9. ^ "USAID Responds Immediately to Haiti Earthquake". USAID. January 12, 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  10. ^ "LA County firefighters mobilized for New Zealand". Associated Press. February 22, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  11. ^ "LA County & Virginia USAR Teams Deployed to Japan". www.firehouse.com. March 11, 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ $10 Million: The Latest On U.S. Aid To Nepal Talk Radio News Service; April 28, 2015

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