: News

Fairfax Rescue Team Prepares To Leave Haiti

Play associated audio

By Rebecca Blatt

The Urban Search and Rescue team from Fairfax County, Va., is expected to make its way home from Haiti.

At least 122 people have been saved by search-and-rescue teams in Haiti since the earthquake. Sixteen of those rescues were made by the team from Fairfax County.

Spokesman Dan Schmidt says that's the most the team has performed in the 13 years he has been with the department. Schmidt says no departure date has been set, but County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova says she expects the team to return in the next few days. Bulova says she plans to formally recognize the team for its heroism at a meeting next month.


Latest LGBT Films Move Beyond 'Coming Out' Narrative

There are a large number of LGBT films in theaters this fall. NPR explores what that says about Hollywood and society in general.

In The Pot Or The Pan, Chef Paul Prudhomme Was Always 'Making Magic'

The New Orleans chef changed the way the world saw Louisiana cooking. He has died at the age of 75.

Rep. Charlie Dent: House Republicans 'Frankly Shocked' By McCarthy Decision

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania about Rep. Kevin McCarthy's decision to drop out of the race for the House Speakership.

Beyond The 'Like' Button: Facebook Comes To Our Emotional Rescue

Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.