11/20/08 153 W, 1 I - + 8 - 17 Raleigh Firefighters Rescue Lost Hikers

Members of North Carolina Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Force 8 from the City of Raleigh Fire Department, Wake County Emergency Medical Services, Durham Fire Department, and Chapel Hill Fire Department were in Burke County this week participating in a training exercise when they were called on to assist in the search for two lost hikers. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday evening, Burke County authorities were alerted that two hikers were lost in the Linville Gorge. Burke County Search and Rescue (SAR) and other local fire departments conducted a search through the night in the rugged terrain as temperatures dipped below 24 degrees with gusty winds. As over two inches of snow covered the ground Burke County and North Carolina Emergency Management asked the members of Task Force 8 to assist in the search and rescue efforts Tuesday morning. Read the entire press release.

Way to represent….
Silver - 11/20/08 - 23:05

can I get a Hooah USAR?
Knights of Malta - 11/20/08 - 23:07

Nice job TF8
Chauffeur - 11/21/08 - 08:06

Any idea why Cary FD wasnt included? Were they there?
where's waldo, and Cary? - 11/21/08 - 11:35

Way to be in right place at right time. Good job guys
Apex Batt Chief - 11/21/08 - 12:01

Cary wasn’t there!
FYI - 11/21/08 - 14:20

Why wasn’t Cary there?
Curious - 11/21/08 - 14:30

It wasn’t a full blown drill/training. From the sounds of it only a small group went from the TF. One of Cary’s members was there but was part of the HART team, not TF-8 per say.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 11/21/08 - 20:00

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