Marine operations are some of the most demanding types of incidents
encountered by the Fire and Rescue Department. The success of a water
rescue incident is dependent on the application of advanced skills
acquired thourgh specialized training and advanced working knowledge of
marine equipment, and a thorough understanding of the waterways bordering
and within Fairfax County. Marine operations consist of incidents
involving swift water (rapids, white water, etc.), static water (lakes,
ponds, etc.), and open water (rivers, bays, etc.).