Sunday, January 17, 2010

He's Safe and Conducting Rescue Operations!

Thanks to the many people that have asked about our Operations Manager, Ardouin.  We received word today via French news services that Ardouin is safe and leading rescue operations in Port au Prince!  Ardouin has conducted extensive advanced training with professionals from Montgomery County, Maryland Fire & Rescue Service, as well as with Fairfax County, Virginia Fire & Rescue Service.  Ardouin now has his team of firefighters working with the deployed Fairfax County rescue personnel.  They have been focusing their rescue efforts on the University of Port-au-Prince, Hotel Montana, and the MINUSTAH United Nations headquarters.

We are relieved to receive assurance that Ardouin is safe, and we are going to help the recovery efforts in any way that we can.  Our focus is long-term.  We were in Haiti conducting operations prior to the earthquake, and our strategic emphasis remains on Haiti from rescue, to recovery.  We understand that there are several months of hard work ahead...and we are up to the challenge!

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