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Firefighting News: Firefighters Assisting with Rescue Efforts in Mississippi

A number of local firefighters with specialized training in search and rescue left the coast Monday evening to assist with rescue efforts in tornado-stricken Louisville (MS), reports GulfLive.com (http://bit.ly/1hPdWGO). Gautier Fire Chief Robert Jones said two of his firefighters -- Capt. Vance Cochran and Firefighter Josh Latch -- left Monday evening as part of Task Force 3, along with five firefighters from Pascagoula, two from Ocean Springs, six from Biloxi and others from across the coastal counties -- more than 50 total. The two firefighters from Ocean Springs were Battalion Chiefs David Fisher and Richard Mays, while Pascagoula sent Capt. Kirk Harbin, Capt. Troy Whitmore, Lt. Wade ...

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