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LA fire department thanked for Japan efforts

April 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles County Fire Department's urban search and rescue team received a special honor on Tuesday.

The consul general of Japan personally thanked them for helping his country after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

More than 70 team members made the trip, spending much of their time in a ravaged coastal town.

The consul general said their presence was not only meaningful, but also helpful in boosting moral.