Cyclone Pam aftermath: Hurstville firies in Vanuatu emergency services return home

Cyclone Pam aftermath: Hurstville firies in Vanuatu emergency services return home Picture: NSW Urban Search & Rescue Task Force AUS-2 Facebook
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Relief: Fire and Rescue NSW officers make final preparations before leaving for Port Vila. Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW.

Relief: Fire and Rescue NSW officers make final preparations before leaving for Port Vila. Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW.

TweetFacebookThere are 42 firefighters, six paramedics, a police officer, an Emergency Management Australia member, two doctors and two engineers.

They will work on clearing critical infrastructure especially the old Port Vila Hospital, severely damaged by cyclone Pam.

Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins said the taskforce was in a good position to respond to the recovery effort.

“I am proud FRNSW can help the people of Vanuatu in their hour of need,” he said.

“The fire engines, firefighting protective clothing and equipment in use in Vanuatu are ones which we donated, so we already have a close bond with the emergency services in that country.”

The taskforce is taking several tonnes of equipment including tents, drinking water, food and generators and can be self-sufficient for up to 14 days.

This is what Vanuatu’s capital Vila looks like right now. Our appeal: http://t.co/gCbeuypYbRpic.twitter南京夜网/lOOzbrYLrP

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