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Urban Search and Rescue Team from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service sent to assist at Jersey Explosion

Teams from Hampshire. left at around 9am some were helicoptered in by the UK Coastguard from Lee on the Solent Rescue 175. Hampshire’s USAR team forms part of the 21 strategically located teams throughout England and Wales to deal with three simultaneous attacks wherever they occur. The USAR team consists of 33 personnel, split into three sections, each with a search dog and handler, along with three USAR advisors. The team has five vehicles carrying five modules full of equipment to carry out the main disciplines of USAR operations. In addition to the response capability within the UK, Hampshire’s USAR team is also a key component of the United Kingdom International Search and Rescue Team (UK-ISAR). As well as providing operational search teams on UK-ISAR deployments, Hampshire also provides the Base of Operations (BoO) team who has the role of providing all welfare equipment to the deployed team. This equipment ranges from food and water to tents, toilets and showers. The most recent deployments were to the earthquakes in Haiti and Christchurch New Zealand and the Tsunami in Japan. The UK-ISAR is deployed on behalf of the UK Government and funded by the Department of International Development (DFID).   Police said the site, Haut du Mont on Pier Road in St Helier’s capital, was “highly unsafe,” with “pockets of fire” discovered hours after the “very, very significant” explosion early Saturday morning.   At around 4 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to reports of an explosion. A “devastating” explosion at a three-story tower block in Jersey killed at least three people. At a press conference following the explosion in the early hours of Saturday morning, Chief Minister Kristina Moore confirmed the latest total. Around a dozen” people were reported missing following the explosion at Haut du Mont on Pier Road in St Helier, the Channel Island capital. After the “very, very significant explosion,” police described the scene as one of “utter devastation,” telling journalists that the building had “completely collapsed” and “doesn’t even look like a building.” At 4 a.m., the States of Jersey Police were called to the scene, where one person was pronounced dead and two others, who were described as “walking wounded,” were taken to hospital for treatment. The explosion-caused fire was initially thought to be extinguished, with emergency services “carrying out significant work” at the scene. However, police said on Saturday afternoon that “pockets of fire” had been discovered, and that the site was still “highly unsafe.” Jersey explosion live updates: The scene has been described as “utter devastation,” and police say the search for missing people could “go on for days.” The South West Hazardous Area Response Team has been called in, along with an urban search and rescue team from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. Residents reported smelling gas and called the fire department around 8.30 p.m. the night before. Ms Moore called the incident a “tragic accident.” “As we all know, at 4 a.m. this morning, our island experienced an unimaginable tragedy that took the lives of at least three islanders,” she said. “The last 12 hours have shown me the resilience, skill, and dedication of our emergency services and our entire community.” Ms Moore expressed her condolences and prayers to those whose loved ones had died, those awaiting news, and anyone forced to flee their homes. She also expressed her “sincere gratitude” to the emergency crews who worked tirelessly all night. ‘This won’t be finished today.’ The scene was described as “complete devastation” by Robin Smith, chief officer of the States of Jersey Police. He said “significant progress” had been made due to a “coordinated effort” to deal with the tragedy, and that the search for missing people would continue all night. He did, however, warn that the incident was “protracted” and would most likely last “days, if not weeks.” “It’s critical that we have the resilience to keep going,” he said at the press conference, adding, “This isn’t going to end today.” Specially trained officers have been deployed to Jersey town hall to assist those affected by the incident, which will last “way beyond” the search and rescue phase, according to Mr Smith. The work was described as “slow and methodical” by Chief Fire Officer Paul Brown, who added that the only plan at this point was to continue searching for people.

Urban Search And Rescue Team From Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Fire & Rescue Service Sent To Assist At Jersey Explosion

Urban Search And Rescue Team From Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Fire & Rescue Service Sent To Assist At Jersey Explosion
Urban Search And Rescue Team From Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Fire & Rescue Service Sent To Assist At Jersey Explosion
Urban Search And Rescue Team From Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Fire & Rescue Service Sent To Assist At Jersey Explosion
Urban Search And Rescue Team From Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Fire & Rescue Service Sent To Assist At Jersey Explosion
Urban Search And Rescue Team From Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Fire & Rescue Service Sent To Assist At Jersey Explosion

Urban Search And Rescue Team From Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Fire & Rescue Service Sent To Assist At Jersey Explosion

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