Kent Haiti team is praised by Secretary of State
Mobile communications are extremely difficult, but in a brief call today (Saturday 16 January) the Kent team leader said: "We are working in very difficult conditions, and in a great deal of heat and humidity. However everyone in the team is well and we have a camp by the airport.
"We were all buoyed up by the news that last night one of the UK teams managed to rescue a two-year-old girl who we hear is now back with her family. The Kent team are going back out had today to follow up on some strong leads. We are determined to do all we can to rescue and support the people of Haiti who have suffered such a terrible disaster."
The team has received praise from the Secretary of State for their efforts in Haiti: Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State for International Development, said: "The people of Kent can be proud of the efforts of the search and rescue professionals from Kent Fire and Rescue Service. "They are helping the people of Haiti at a time of dire need and their skills and experience are vital to the ongoing search for survivors in the rubble in Port-au-Prince. I would like to thank them on behalf of the British Government for their commitment and bravery as part of this international mission."
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