Five Mercer Island Fire Department members were part of the 70-member Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue team that was recently deployed to southern Oregon to search through the destruction of the Happy Camp fire. Pictured are, left to right: Kent Bastrom, rescue specialist; Tommy Guttu, rescue specialist; Steve McCoy, technical search specialist and canine team safety officer; and Alec Munro, rescue specialist. Not pictured: Shawn Matheson, search team manager. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Fire Department

Five Mercer Island Fire Department members were part of the 70-member Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue team that was recently deployed to southern Oregon to search through the destruction of the Happy Camp fire. Pictured are, left to right: Kent Bastrom, rescue specialist; Tommy Guttu, rescue specialist; Steve McCoy, technical search specialist and canine team safety officer; and Alec Munro, rescue specialist. Not pictured: Shawn Matheson, search team manager. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Fire Department

Firefighters team up in Oregon

MIFD sends five members to fire site.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:25pm
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Five Mercer Island Fire Department members were part of the 70-member Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue team that was recently deployed to southern Oregon to search through the destruction of the Happy Camp fire. Pictured are, left to right: Kent Bastrom, rescue specialist; Tommy Guttu, rescue specialist; Steve McCoy, technical search specialist and canine team safety officer; and Alec Munro, rescue specialist. Not pictured: Shawn Matheson, search team manager. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Fire Department


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