The Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue team has a global reputation for its work. And now, once again, it is being called up to help people half a world away.
VA-TF1/USA-1 has been alerted for the Nepal earthquake. All media inquires should report to 14725-H Flint Lee Rd. Chantilly, VA 20151
This is one of the best examples of how something in another country has an impact on something local.
There is no better connection to the rest of the world than one that helps save lives.
And now they have been alerted to provide assistance to the victims of the Nepal earthquake.
Following the Haiti earthquake I noted how the Fairfax team was involved.
- Local-Global: 1985 Mexico City quake led to better SAR
- Local-Global: The science and humanity of earthquakes and SAR
At the time I said the Fairfax teams deserved more coverage — as did all the SAR teams. And I stand by that still.
Maybe some local news organizations might want to step up and do something about it.