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Simulated plane crash at Dulles tests first responders

A hijacked fuel truck collided with a small aircraft, forcing a Boeing 767 to veer off the runway. That was storyline behind a disaster drill at Dulles International Airport Saturday testing the response of emergency crews from 10 surrounding communities.

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 03:33pm EDT

Tags: Dulles International Airport, disaster drill, Jamie Forzato, firefighters, MWAA


D.C. man lends a hand in Sandy disaster zone

Forget the election. Phil Tsolakidis of D.C. says he has something more important to do. He's helping victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 06:14am EST

Tags: Dick Uliano, Hurricane Sandy, Phil Tsolakidis

FEMA's go-to guys measure Sandy's impact from the air

Follow WTOP's National Security Reporter J.J. Green as he flies high above the Maryland coastline with a little-known group of pilots who play a big role in the country's disaster responses.

Monday - 11/05/2012, 08:53pm EST

Tags: Civil Air Patrol, Maryland coast, Sandy

Disasters focus of 3-day seminar in Richmond

Disaster response is the focus of a three-day seminar in Richmond this week.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 12:19pm EDT

Tags: Virginia Emergency Management Symposium, Rob Dudgeon