“One of the great things about any deployment that our task force goes on is to be able to make a difference in someone’s life,” Fairfax County Fire Assistant Chief Chuck Ryan said.
Being up close to death and destruction is part of the job for first responders who help during natural disasters. Physical and mental evaluations are routine for those who get sent to disaster zones.
A U.S. intelligence community collaborative warned first responders in late July about escalating efforts to target them and their missions by cyberterrorists — including posting the personal information of first responders online.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill aimed at protecting first responders because it does not go as far as he wished.
In the years after the 9/11 attacks, health experts have learned more about how the debris, smoke and wreckage affected the health of first responders and other survivors of the attacks. Those who stayed in the area and breathed in the dust and smoke have been found to be more at risk for a host of health problems.
It\’s a test to see how quickly first responders can respond to multiple terrorist attacks.
WASHINGTON — In an ironic twist of fate, emergency personnel in Virginia were training for an “active shooter incident” on Saturday while their counterparts in Maryland were responding to a very real shooting at a…
If you see a huge emergency first responder turnout Saturday near the Nationals Park, relax. It\’s just a drill.