Harrisonburg Fire Department Partners Send Swift Water Rescue Crew to Virginia Coast

  • Source: WVIR-TV NBC29
  • Published: 09/05/2019 02:50 PM

A multi-disciplinary team consisting of Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD) personnel and others from our region left for the Virginia coast on Thursday to support emergency efforts related to Hurricane Dorian’s potential impact. The effort, operating under the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), includes four representatives from HFD in addition to personnel from Rockingham County Fire and Rescue, and the City of Staunton Fire and Rescue Department. The team includes personnel who have special advanced training to respond to emergencies involving swift water as a result of flooding. In all, 11 personnel with equipment are deploying for approximately 72 hours with the ability to extend, if necessary.


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