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New Zealand Fire Service USAR team helping out in Wellington

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New Zealand Fire Service USAR team helping out in Wellington

New Zealand Fire Service Urban Search and Rescue engineers and technicians are working with the Wellington City Council to check central city buildings are safe to re-occupy.

The City Council has over a dozen engineers working their way through the city and they are being supplemented by a USAR team that includes three engineers, six technicians and one paramedic.

A Fire Service command unit has been set up on The Terrace to provide communications and support to the USAR team.  

In the meantime, calls for Fire Service assistance has fallen off after peaking at around 90 earthquake related calls up until midnight last night.  There are still a few  reports  of burst pipes coming in and some residents seeking assurance about cracks in homes or garages.

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