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American Rescuers Respond to International Crises

Saving lives when disaster strikes

There's a thin line between life and death in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. My Generation’s Del Walters introduces us to one courageous crew of American rescuers who are on call 24/7 to respond to both local and international disasters. Their sole mission: save lives — even when their own lives are in danger.

Meet the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue team, members of which are now in Japan working to provide any assistance needed as the Asian country struggles to recover from the triple whammy of the earthquake, tsunami and potential nuclear meltdown.

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