PRESS RELEASE - September 26, 2017 Lone Task Force 3 Rescue Team Member Still in Puerto Rico – Right where he needs to be!

Published on Sep 27, 2017 at 09:23a.m.

Lone member of Task Force 3 is hoping to come home from Puerto Rico at some point – But not yet!There’s more work to do

Today, as conditions continue to deteriorate in Puerto Rico, the lone member of California Task Force 3 (CA-TF3), one of the Bay Area’s Urban Search and Rescue Team located in Menlo Park, got word that he won’t be leaving Puerto Rico again, anytime soon.

While 16 Team members responded to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and 82 responded to Hurricane Irma in Florida, all but one, Carl Levon Kustin, have returned home. Kustin was deployed 20 days ago to Puerto Rico as part of a FEMA Incident Support Team which helps manage the 28 National Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces. His job is to interface with local responders to better understand their search and rescue needs and to conduct field reconnaissance, typically by air, to determine target areas for Task Force mission assignments based upon damage assessments and to save lives.

Full Press Release: Hurricane Maria - Lone Task Force 3 Member Still There - Carl Kustin - September 26 2017 - Final.pdf

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