Urban Search and Rescue Team, VA-TF1 Returns Today https://t.co/mPvvaUHDnu
— Fairfax Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) October 12, 2015
- 80 team members
- 4 canine team members
- 8 boats
A part of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, the Urban Search and Rescue team maintains a constant operational readiness and is a local resource for the residents of Fairfax County. The federal government pays for most costs and expenses incurred by the team when activated. This is the second deployment for the team this year; they also assisted with the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal.
Rain totals are “extraordinary.”
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) October 5, 2015
Team maintains readiness through constant training.
VA-TF1 conducted water rescue training @ Fountainhead park this month to prepare for events like they will face in SC pic.twitter.com/eQNaaVX2Jt
— Fairfax Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) October 5, 2015