03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

LA Search And Rescue Team To Deploy To Haiti (VIDEO)

The LA County Fire Search and Rescue Team, one of only two such teams nationwide being dispatched to Haiti for earthquake relief, is awaiting deployment orders in a Pacoima staging area.

The LA Times Reports:

The rescuers rely on sophisticated detection devices and equipment capable of shoring weakened structures and moving heavy chunks of rubble, officials said.

"They have three flat-bed semis loaded with over 48,000 pounds of supplies and tools and materials that they will need to be able to complete their mission," Stowers said. "Their state of readiness is immediate."

This morning, KTLA broadcast live from the staging area.