A parking garage had collapsed and there were bodies buried in the rubble. But this wasn’t a real disaster, and it wasn’t a movie set either. It was an annual training exercise that Fairfax County Fire and Rescue’s Task Force 1 participated in this week alongside their counterparts in Los Angeles.
An elite search-and-rescue team from Fairfax County in Virginia is looking for volunteer victims to help it with an upcoming training exercise.
Maryland Task Force 1 will be joining Virginia first responders already in the Caribbean helping victims of this year’s devastating hurricane season.
With the impending arrival of Hurricane Maria, the situation does not look like it will be improving soon.
Fairfax County rescue teams are ready for the call to help victims of hurricanes in Florida and the Caribbean.
“The mission is to conduct urban search and rescue missions on the U.S. Virgin Islands that have been impacted by Hurricane Irma,” Assistant Fairfax County Fire Chief Chuck Ryan said of FEMA’s Virginia Task Force 1, activated Friday and now in Georgia.
Floating balls of fire ants are just some of the extreme conditions facing responders from Maryland and Virginia who are in Texas to help flood victims.
A local rescue team is hard at work in Kingwood, Texas, helping victims of Harvey.
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