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VA. Port Authority Maritime Incident Response Team. Mission Statement. The MIRT is to: Provide immediate on-scene maritime advice and agency liaison to Incident Commanders responding to fires in the marine environment

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va port authority maritime incident response team
VA. Port Authority

Maritime

Incident

Response

Team

mission statement
Mission Statement
  • The MIRT is to:
    • Provide immediate on-scene maritime advice and agency liaison to Incident Commanders responding to fires in the marine environment
    • Promote marine fire fighting team-building efforts in the Port of Hampton Roads through training and drills
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MEMBERSHIP

  • Approximately 100 members
  • Sponsoredby own agency
  • Most Fire Departments have
  • assigned full engine companies
  • to the MIRT
participating agencies
Participating Agencies
  • Local Fire Departments
  • Virginia Port Authority
  • Virginia Maritime Association
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Navy
  • Maritime Administration
  • Virginia Pilots Association
  • Association of Maryland Pilots
  • Va. Department of Emergency Management
  • Hiller Systems
types of incidents
TYPES of INCIDENTS
  • Fires
  • Hazardous Materials
  • When requested by any local IC
  • When requested by the USCG/COTP
    • Hurricanes
    • Grounding
    • SAR Cases
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EQUIPMENT
  • Thermal Imagers
  • Radiation Detection Equipment
  • Petrogen Cutting Torches
  • Rigging Gear
  • Specialized Marine Firefighting Equipment
  • Marine Communications
training
TRAINING
  • Annual Hampton Roads Marine Firefighting Symposium
  • Annual USCG/VPA SAR Forum
  • Quarterly MIRT Training
  • Assist any local jurisdiction with training needs
response to la princesa13
Response to LA PRINCESA
  • Sector requested MIRT at approx. 0400 on 13NOV09
  • MIRT sent both firefighters and HAZMAT team from VA Beach
  • Worked w/ Atlantic Strike Team (AST) on plan for barge/cargo assessment
  • VA Beach HAZMAT team acted as back-up for AST personnel
contact information
CONTACT INFORMATION
  • USCG Sector Hampton Roads

757-668-5555

  • VA. Port Authority Dispatcher

757-683-2195

  • Bill Burket

757-615-6661

bburket@portofvirginia.com