- The Washington Times - Friday, January 22, 2010

FAIRFAX, Va. | The chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors says she expects members of the county’s Urban Search and Rescue team to return from Haiti in the next few days.

Team members have performed 16 successful rescues since arriving in Haiti Jan. 13. Board Chairman Sharon Bulova said the exact timetable for their return has not been determined. She plans to formally recognize the team for its heroism at a meeting next month.

Dan Schmidt, a spokesman for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, said Friday that no departure date has been set. He said the 16 rescues is the most the team has performed in the 13 years he has been with the department.

At least 122 people have been saved by U.S. and international search-and-rescue teams since the earthquake.



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