Greensboro Firefighters help with evacuations in Hawaii

  • Source: WGHP-TV FOX 8
  • Published: 06/07/2018 05:40 PM

What was once a friendly neighborhood in Hawaii is now a field filled with oozing lava. It was a heart wrenching sight for Greensboro Fire Department Captain Joel Wood -- one that he'll never forget. Wood is part of the A-team. The first North Carolina emergency management team to head to Hawaii during the dangerous volcano activity back in the middle of May. The call for help lasted for two weeks. He's now back in Greensboro while Deputy Chief Jim Robinson is on the front lines of the hot lava. The deputy chief is one 10 people from across the state serving as part of a second emergency management team. "In one night we lost 45 homes and the next night was very similar," Robinson said via video chat.


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