"We quickly became overwhelmed," said Rick Brazill, county fire division chief.
The search and rescue team would better prepare the state in recovering from any terrorist attacks, natural disasters or accidents such as building collapses, he
worries that the state, dealing with its own tight budget, won't be able to pick up that tab.But he
hopes the Legislature will fund the program during its next session.
Sedgwick County commissioners on Wednesday approved the Fire Department's involvement in the group.
More than 200 people are expected to be trained statewide, including as many as 20 from Sedgwick County, Brazill