FEMA Activates Two MCFRS Canine Handler Teams To Maui

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has activated two Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) canine handler teams to Maui on Sunday to aid in recovery, according to Assistant Chief David Pazos. The two teams are Alan Rossi with his dog Phirst and John Gilkey with his dog Piper. They arrived in Hawaii on Sunday night.

The death toll in the Maui fires climbed to at least 93 on Saturday, which makes this Hawaii’s deadliest natural disaster and the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history. According to Firehouse.com, the economic losses suffered due to the fire has approached $6 billion. “FEMA said on social media Saturday that than 150 people were working on search and rescue crews with more on the way as they continued this weekend to comb through the wreckage on the western shore of Maui, primarily in the devastated city of Lahaina, as well as in the Kihei area and the island’s upcountry hills around Kula.”


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