Carrollton Units Lead On-Water Search Efforts
Early yesterday, Carrollton Units were dispatched for a possible person in the water. Boat 10, Medic 10, Squad 10, and 102 responded. 102 established Command and coordinated the response of Carrollton, Suffolk, Newport News, and Hampton on-water units. Units remained on-scene for over 8 hours executing search patterns along the James River and its tributaries. In addition to Carrollton units, the search included Coast Guard Sector Virginia, VMRC, Smithfield VFD, Newport News FD, Suffolk FD, and Hampton FD.
This extended search came on the heels of several joint training initiatives with Suffolk Fire & Rescue and the upgrading of electronics on Carrollton’s Boat 10.