Northern Virginia Response Team Scheduled to Return from Suffolk

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

May 2, 2008

Northern Virginia Response Team
Returns from Suffolk This Afternoon

Response Team
From left to right: Mike Wood, Jack Brown, John Ahrens, David McKernan and Terry Murray
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Suffolk Damage
Damage in Suffolk.

Suffolk EOC
Seated at left, David McKernan; standing at right, Jack Brown.

Suffolk EOC
John Ahrens

Suffolk EOC
From left to right, Jack Brown and David McKernan.

A team of emergency management and fire and rescue personnel from Northern Virginia is returning home today following a three-day deployment to Suffolk, Va., where they assisted in recovery operations from the devastating tornadoes that swept through southeastern Virginia on Monday, April 28.

The team, composed of personnel from Arlington County, the city of Fairfax and Fairfax County, will arrive at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, today, Friday, May 2, at approximately 3:30 p.m. The team will be available for media interviews upon their arrival.

The five-member team provided three days of operational support and relief for city personnel working in the Suffolk Emergency Operations Center.

Team members include:

  • Jack Brown, deputy director, Arlington County Office of Emergency Management
  • Lt. Terry Murray, Arlington County Police Department and Office of Emergency Management
  • John Ahrens, captain, City of Fairfax Fire and Rescue
  • David McKernan, deputy chief, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
  • Mike Wood, acting coordinator, Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management

For more information about the county’s response and participation on the Northern Virginia Response Team, contact the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs, at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.


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