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5 members of TX-TF1 and 2 canines deployed to Oso, WA, mudslide
  FEMA has called up several members of Texas Task Force 1 to assist with recovery efforts following the March 22 mudslide in Snohomish County, WA.
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Texas Task Force 1 using GeoSuite application to collect real-time data from the field
  GeoSuite®, a software application originally developed for the military, is the newest technology asset in the Texas Task Force 1 equipment cache. Developed by General Dynamics, the technology was repurposed for search and rescue operations, and TX-TF1 first used it during its deployment to Moore, OK, in 2013.
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TX-TF1 training event draws 45 canine search teams from across the U.S.
  Forty-five canine search specialist (CSS) teams plus 10 additional search and rescue personnel were on hand for the 10th annual FEMA CSS Training Weekend at Disaster City®. The event is recognized as a top workshop for canine teams from across the U.S.
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'First-of-its-kind' Helicopter Search and Rescue Workshop descends on College Station
  Texas Task Force 1 and TEEX will be hosting the National Helicopter Search & Rescue Workshop at the Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station, TX, on April 1-2, 2014. Over 70 personnel from more than 30 organizations from across the nation will participate in this unique event.
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Canine teams from 8 states & Australia train at Disaster City®
  Twenty-five canine handlers and two search team managers, as well as 17 search and rescue dogs, spent 50 hours honing their skills in Disaster City® during the Disaster Canine Search Specialist class.
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Texas Task Force 1 search and rescue canines and handlers retire
  Three Search and Rescue Canines, and three Canine Search Specialists from Texas Task Force 1(TX-TF1) have retired. Search and rescue dogs Rose, Blade and Maggie retired after a combined 25 years of service with the State’s Urban Search & Rescue Team, which also serves as one of the 28 FEMA Task Forces.
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TEEX conducts emergency response exercises for A&M System campuses
  TEEX and The Texas A&M University System Office of Safety have teamed up to prepare A&M System universities for emergencies. TEEX has developed and delivered tabletop exercises that present a potential threat or incident scenario. The exercises allow university administration and emergency personnel to work through their response plan to keep students and employees safe.
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Passenger Rail Rescue course held at Disaster City
  TEEX delivered a 40-hour Passenger Rail Rescue course last month at Disaster City in cooperation with Amtrak. The course was designed and developed in cooperation with Amtrak to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform search and rescue operations at a passenger train or commuter train disaster.
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Robots from across the globe advance on Disaster City®
  On Nov. 14-18, robotics experts and emergency responders from across the globe are gathering at TEEX’s Disaster City in College Station to evaluate and test the latest generation of robots.
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Texas Task Force 1 demobilizes from mission for Bastrop County wildfires
  Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) search and rescue team has been demobilized from the Bastrop County Complex Wildfire by the state of Texas after completing its wide area search mission.
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