Lake Anna Life & Times Summer 20 1 8 21 Watson’s MULCH, TOPSOIL & STONE YARD LAKE ANNA 540.895.0006 MINE RUN STORE 540.854.7703 Let Us Help You With Your Home Project Quality Mulches,Topsoil, Gravel, Natural Landscaping Stone, Pavers & Wall Block Artificial Veneer Stone Your First Step To Lake Living... Lake Anna Realty Can Help With All Your Lake Anna Real Estate Needs! 540.894.8888 • • Sales & Vacation Rentals! Located across from New Bridge Landing Shopping Center 1 425 New Bridge Rd., Mineral, VA 231 17 LKA LARG (Lake Anna Rescue Group) held a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional drill on April 25, in the water off Lake Anna State Park. Michael Grubb Division Chief of EMS/Health and Safety Water Rescue Team Leader organized the drill, which consisted of a sim- ulated boating accident. Several boat occupants had simulated injuries that required care and two “victims” were re- ported missing. The drill called for the injured to be cared for and transferred to medic units on shore. Dive teams recov- ered the two missing victims. This training allowed LARG to test the communications and dispatch plans that had been under development since last fall. The drill gave participants experience using the incident command system, which is im- portant to effectively manage EMS and the rescue teams on large-scale incidents. The drill was a success and the first time that units from all agen- cies had operated together in a drill of this size. LARG was formed in 2017 by members of the Lake Anna Advisory Committee’s Navi- gation Subcommittee, along with the Lake Anna Coast Guard Auxiliary, spear-head- ed by Maureen Daniels and Jean McCormick. The goal of LARG is to en- surecoordinationandcommu- nication between jurisdictions in the event of an incident or emergency on the water. This involves search and rescue techniques, communications and may include the need for fireboats, dive teams, marine units and law enforcement. The following agencies par- ticipated in the drill: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Lake Anna State Park, Virginia State Police US Coast Guard Auxiliary, TowBoat US, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, Louisa Coun- ty Fire/EMS, Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office and Spotsylvania County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Man- agement staff. Members of the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office participated in the recent LARG emergency drill at Lake Anna State Park. Lake Anna Business Partnership Lake Anna Rescue Group Holds First Drill By Richard Binns