The Virginia Department of Emergency Management and King George Fire and Rescue held a ceremonial signing of a memorandum of understanding
(MOU) recognizing the department’s water rescue team into the fold of state-recognized type 3 swift & flood water response teams.
The process began in 2016 with the hazard identification of how flooding and water rescue events could be mitigated by the King George department.
Geographically, on the Northern Neck peninsula, King George County is surrounded by many waterways that pose hazards to citizens and visitors, especially during significant weather events such as tropical storms and hurricanes.
The agreement is set to enhance King George County’s and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s capabilities to protect the environment and the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth from water-related emergencies and disasters.