HERTFORDSHIRE, U.K. — Hertfordshire's leading firefighter has been personally thanked by the Emperor and Empress of Japan after heading the UK's search and rescue team's efforts to locate earthquake survivors.
Roy Wilsher, 49, Hertfordshire's Chief Fire Officer, was the guest of honour a reception at the Japanese embassy on May 17 where Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko thanked those who supported Japan after the earthquake on March 11 2011.
Mr Wilsher led a team of 63 rescuers from the UK including 59 firefighters and four medics who searched for survivors in Imaichi and Ofunato.
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