September 24, 2022

Members of Virginia Task Force-Two Activated to Support Tropical Storm Ian

A forty-five-person Type 3 team and eight IST Cache members of Virginia Task Force 2 were activated in response to Tropical Storm Ian. They will depart the Harry E. Diezel Training Center this afternoon around 4 p.m. They are headed to Georgia where they will stage and await further orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) White Incident Support Team.

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.

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