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It does not take much strength to do things, but takes great strength to know what and how to do it.

searching dogs and firemen on the earthquake scene..

Posted on May 16, 2008 at 7:50am — 2 Comments

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At 5:46pm on August 5, 2008, David Ebel said…
G******** Colonel Yang,

Hope things are settling down somewhat now that the trauma of the event is past. I realize that post disaster will be huge for an event the size of the earthquake.

I really would like to stay in contact with you and still would love to have you join our site. There are many on the site that would learn from your experience and there will even be a group of the site that have been through events similar to the impact that your disaster brought your area.

Please do contact us when you can.

Major David Ebel
At 6:32pm on August 3, 2008, Chad Berg said…

Enjoy the Olympics and please be safe during that time brother!
At 12:43am on June 28, 2008, David Ebel said…
How are things doing... most difficult are the times when the cameras leave and the work continues.. it is then as the responders are tired that trauma can cause even the best responder need to vent or debrief. Do your responders have any emotional "first aid" to help them with difficult days?

At 11:54am on June 15, 2008, David Ebel said…

Yes, please feel free to call me David.

You had a very difficult job. I am so glad that you are ok and that you were able to save over 1000 people.. in major disasters like you were in there is no easy job.

I do look forward to your article.

As your time becomes less busy, please do join our Emergency and Disaster Responder Web Site.

Do you have trained people to help with emotional and disaster mental health impacts of seeing and experiencing all that difficult things that you all have experienced?

Thank you for responding to me.


At 12:42am on June 5, 2008, David Ebel said…
How are tings going Colonel Yang?

We are praying for your and your responders for strength and wisdom to save the most lives.

Please do keep in touch

Chaplain David Ebel
At 12:08pm on May 28, 2008, alex acosta said…
hello good colonel who continue working to rescue more victims hope to write more acercade my fire department and my work in the same excuse not to write continued yesterday but I was in my barracks working desire to send them an affectionate hug the distance to remain in their pc task is not faint his friend alex
At 12:49am on May 27, 2008, David Ebel said…
Colonel Yang,

In The Salvation Army where I serve as my assignment in life, I am ranked as a Major... a Colonel is a highly respected position. Thank you for responding to my invitation.

We would be honored to have you and any of your co workers, responders and friends to join the site. The things that you must be working on right now will probably cause some difficulties as time goes on. We will do our best to provide support whenever you need it.

I know many that are praying for strength and safety for all the workers during such difficult and dangerous conditions... those in my church are praying for you daily.

I will be looking for your membership as you find time.

Stay safe sir,

David Ebel
At 12:32pm on May 26, 2008, alex acosta said…
Colonel my name is alex acosta and belong to the fire department of Benemérita guayaquil ecuador in the south america saw television by the tragedy in china by the earthquake and all the damage that this caused him to his community can hope to save more lives from the rubble of buildings collapsed ask god forces them to continue the search without telling me more than dismissal alex
At 11:30pm on May 25, 2008, David Ebel said…

Please allow me to invite you to a site designed by responders for responders... the crew that is doing it is CISM multilevel trained and are there for the guys after the bad calls. It helps the responders that do not yet have a team or would be worried that they asking for help would be seen as weakness. Please join and share it when you can. As a chaplain with over 25 years of service to fire departments I am excited with it's potential to provide support.

Visit Emergency and Disaster Responders
At 9:21am on May 16, 2008, Bobby Halton said…
Yang Great to have you on board can you e-mail me at
Thank you
Your friend

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