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FEMA Trailers to Help Search and Rescue Crews

FEMA Trailers to Help Search and Rescue Crews



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Andrew Adams, KSL NewsradioRemnants of FEMA's response to Hurricane Katrina will be showing up on scene with Utah County Search and Rescue.

Courtesy Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio
Courtesy Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio

Lt. Dave Bennett takes me through a trailer a lot like the three they'll be getting. He says the trailers will have lots of space for weary searchers. Bennett also says the trailers have, "...showers, refrigerator, stove, microwave; just all the accommodations that we would need."

The idea is you get the trailers, and your searchers don't need to go home for the night. The hope is that will help operations, and the trailers are cost-effective, free for deputies because they'll technically be owned by the Forest Service.

Courtesy Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio
Courtesy Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio

The trailers are valued at more than $30,000 each. FEMA says it purchased 145,000 travel trailers and mobile homes for the response to Hurricane Katrina. Most of those were used as emergency shelters.

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