VA-TF1 command staff, FEMA's Incident Support Team (IST) & Puerto Rico USAR met again today to prepare for Hurricane Maria. Continuous preparations are being made to assure our Task Force members are safe and ready for response operations. All members are in good health and good spirits.
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.
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