August 21, 2021

Eight Members of Virginia Task Force-Two Activated to Boston

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (August 21, 2021) — Eight members of Virginia Task Force 2 East Coast Cache have been activated to support the White Incident Support Team (IST). The team left Virginia Beach this morning around 5 a.m. and are headed to Boston, MA, in preparation of Tropical Cyclone Henri.

VATF-2 USAR is one of 28 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Teams positioned across the country. The Virginia Beach Fire Department is the sponsoring agency for VATF-2. VATF-2 has conducted search and rescue operations in the aftermath of numerous disasters. The last time the team was fully activated and deployed was last month for search and rescue operations in Surfside, FL to assist with the Champlain Condo collapse.

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