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Welcome to VATF1.org Thursday, May 7, 2015
 

  Established in 1986 as a domestic and international disaster response resource, sponsored by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Virginia Task Force 1 is rostered by approximately 200 specially trained career and volunteer fire and rescue personnel, with expertise in the rescue of victims from collapsed structures, following a natural or man-made catastrophic event.
14725H Flint Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151

Voice: (703) 815-5523
Fax: (703) 246-6048

The team is comprised of emergency managers and planners, physicians and paramedics and includes specialists in the fields of structural engineering, heavy rigging, collapse rescue, logistics, hazardous materials, communications, canine and technical search.

Virginia Task Force 1 has partnerships with the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency for domestic response and the United States Agency for International Development/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance during international missions. As a part of the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, the task force maintains constant operational readiness as a local resource for residents of Fairfax County and surrounding jurisdictions.

We invite you to view our web site to learn more about our Department, our community and our team.

 
 
 
Fairfax and Los Angeles County Search and Rescue Make Rescue in Nepal New
Fairfax and Los Angeles County Search and Rescue Make Rescue in Nepal Both LA and FX County Search and Rescue resumed search and rescue operations at 0700-hours local. While conducting these operations, LA search canine team detected live scent. Using hand tools to begin, FX and LA began extrication operations. After working for about 3-hours, a 15-year old male was safely removed from the structure. Early coordination with Nepali officials, an ambulance was on scene. Medical staff from FX accompanied the patient in the ambulance to continue life-saving procedures. In advance of removing the victim, contact was made with the Israel Field Hospital to ensure it was prepared to receive the patient. The patient was delivered alive to the hospital. FX medical staff is returning to worksite. LA and FX continue to work in their assigned areas
 
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