Virginia based FEMA K9 team assists in Oregon wildfire search efforts

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FAIRFAX, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia-based FEMA K9 team was sent to help with search and rescue efforts happening thousands of miles away from home.

According to a Twitter post, the team was working in Oregon to help those impacted by devastating wildfires on the west coast.

The Urban Search and Rescue Team is a group deployed by FEMA and Va. Task Force 1 from Fairfax County. The team returned on Saturday from the mission.

Virginia Task Force 1 is a team of emergency managers and planners, physicians and paramedics and includes specialists in the fields of structural engineering, heavy rigging, collapse rescue, logistics, hazardous materials, communications, canine and technical search.

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