Miami-Dade USAR Task Force Follows Fairfax County To Turkey

LaVerne Guillen details the work of the second U.S. team to respond to an earthquake-stricken region and its people.


The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance deploys urban search and rescue (USAR) task forces from Miami-Dade County, FL, and Fairfax County, VA, to respond to major disasters abroad. In the wake of the Turkey earthquake, both task forces were...


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The award is given each year to an individual or organization whose leadership has brought a deeper understanding to the American public about the important work of USAID and whose work at home reflects the same commitment to helping others improve the quality of life.


LaVerne Guillen is a public information officer with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.