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Marion Fire Lieutenant deployed to battle Maui wildfires makes safe return to town


“After being deployed for 43 days, Marion Fire Lieutenant Ray Reimold traveled 5,200 miles back home from Maui, Hawaii, where he served as the Operations Section Chief for the Maui County Emergency Management Agency in the wake of one of the most deadliest wildfires in United States history.

In August of 2023, 101 people lost their lives when a wildfire swept through the town of Lahaina. Lieutenant Reimold was deployed under an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) which is a mutual aid agreement between all 50 states and US territories during times of disaster.

It is estimated this fire caused $5.5 billion of damage.

To learn more about this ongoing disaster recovery, please click on:”-Marion Fire/EMS.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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