|Brothers and Sisters,
This Presidents Day weekend, we begin by wishing everyone a safe a healthy holiday. As we celebrate leadership and American history this weekend, we are also thankful that our Department and our members are part of the American tradition of service and providing lifesaving aid to those in need worldwide. LA County Strong! USA!
Our USAR teams in Turkey continue to work around the clock to help communities devastated by earthquakes. Since arriving, they've assessed rescue possibilities and structural damage at more than 4,500 buildings. We have been following the incredible rescues and work that our team is doing.
Our teams will be returning home soon. We are thankful for our members and their families who have sacrificed over the last few weeks to save lives across the globe.