Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hampshire fire team to help Japan quake rescue effort

Four Hampshire firefighters and a specialist search and rescue dog handler are flying out to help victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

They will join a 63-strong UK team which has been mobilised to assist in the aftermath of the disaster in which at least 1,000 people have died.

Hampshire's team will deliver base camp management and support.

The team recently returned from assisting with the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake last month.

It has been co-ordinated from the headquarters of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service in Eastleigh.

They are leaving from Manchester Airport with a team of doctors and firefighters from across the UK.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites