Miami Township Fire and EMS member deploys to Haiti

Lt. William Richardson, a rescue technician with Miami township Fire and EMS, has deployed to Haiti with Ohio Task Force 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue Team headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.

At 10 p.m. Jan. 13, Ohio Task Force 1 (OHTF1) Urban Search and Rescue Team was activated by FEMA to deploy to Haiti to assist with relief efforts following the recent earthquake in that nation. Four of Miami Township’s Fire and EMS personnel are members of the OHTF1: Lt. Barry Mesley (hazardous materials and rescue technician), Lt. William Richardson (rescue technician), FF/EMTP Jeffrey Childers (rescue technician), and FF/EMTP Lee Hines (search canine Krieger).