Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
News Release 10-13
Date: January 25, 2010
Virginia Task Force 1 (VATF-1) continues to respond to various humanitarian requests in and around Port-au-Prince, including structural assessments, and building stabilization activities.
VATF-1 members have rescued 16 people from the rubble since their arrival.
Team members are also delivering and setting up tentage to several local hospitals and orphanages. Upon departure, VATF-1 will leave all tentage, food, water, and medical supplies in Port-au-Prince.
VATF-1 continues to plan for team demobilization. Departure plans have not been set for the return trip home.
Note: USAID pays for all costs and expenses incurred by VATF-1 when team members are activated or participate in training. All training, training equipment, supplies, and personnel costs of VATF-1 are paid for by the federal government on a regular basis. Additionally, when firefighters and members are deployed, there is no loss in emergency response or service to Fairfax County residents, as minimum staffing for all front-line apparatus is continuous in all fire and rescue stations.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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.
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