Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-280-0694
Media Information Line: 703-324-3000
Governor Timothy M. Kaine and members of his Cabinet will visit Virginia Task Force 1 (VATF-1), Fairfax County's Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team, Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy, 4600 West Ox Road, Fairfax. The one-hour visit will include a presentation, equipment displays, and various demonstrations by team members.
Virginia Task Force 1 is one of two USAR teams in Virginia, and partners with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for domestic operations and deployments, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for international deployments. The team recently returned from Texas after assisting residents and government officials in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.
The visit is open to the media.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Lieutenant Raúl G. Castillo, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.