Murat deployed to the Camp Fire as part of FEMA California Taskforce 4 as a structural specialist. His primary responsibility was to assess damaged structures to ensure it was safe for first responders and K9s to enter. If structures were not deemed safe, then Murat looked at alternative or temporary solutions to allow for safe access.
“Even though I wasn’t able to spend Thanksgiving with my daughter and family, I felt good giving back to the community,” said Murat. “You don’t need to be a firefighter or police officer to provide assistance during disasters. I’m a civil engineer and there are organizations that provide emergency response training in your local area. Find them and get involved. I’m sure you will find joy in helping others during times of need.”