Haiti heros

A team of West Midlands firefighters are now home with their families after spending 11 days searching for survivors in the rubble of the earthquake in Haiti.

They flew in to Gatwick on Saturday 23rd January with the rest of the British Search and Rescue team and we caught up with them at Solihull fire station as they arrived in the Midlands.

On Saturday Haiti's government called off the operation to find survivors, when in total 132 people had been pulled alive from the rubble by international search and rescue teams.

Roody Patk's from Stourbridge in the West Midlands was one of  our firefighters who helped to rescue two year old Mia (pictured left.) He told Heart that if she hadn't have been crying she would be dead now as she was trapped under the rubble while he was still in the UK waiting to fly out to the Caribbean.

Humanitarian relief efforts are still being scaled up in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Leogane and other areas affected by the quake.

The 7.0-magnitude quake killed an estimated 200,000 people, according to Haitian government figures cited by the European Commission.

Below are pictures taken by our firefighters during their rescue mission in Haiti, you can see them first here.

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