Nailsea firefighter in Haiti

PUBLISHED: 18:09 15 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

A FIREFIGHTER based in Nailsea is one of a team of volunteers that have travelled to the island of Haiti to help with the relief effort following a massive earthquake.

A FIREFIGHTER based in Nailsea is one of a team of volunteers that have travelled to the island of Haiti to help with the relief effort following a massive earthquake.

Crew manager, 37-year-old Paul Incledon, is a member of Avon Fire and Rescue Service's urban search and rescue team, which is based at its new facility in Clevedon Road.

He and a station manager from Bath, Rob Davis, are both members of the charity, Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID).

On call every day of the year, SARAID volunteers and meet every month to train for emergencies that could see them called to anywhere in the world.

They have travelled to Haiti following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake on January 12.

Their role will be to help search for people missing or trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

They will be using sound location devices, camera equipment and propping and shoring equipment to try to locate and rescue casualties.

As a SARAID volunteer, Paul was also called upon to help with the search and rescue effort in Indonesia last year.

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