TX-TF1 functions as one of the 28 federal teams under the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Urban Search and Rescue System and as a statewide urban search and rescue team under direction of the Texas Division of Emergency Management. TX-TF1 also coordinates the state's swiftwater rescue program and the helicopter search and rescue team which works in conjunction with Texas Military Department. They are sponsored by TEEX and headquartered in College Station, Texas.
TX-TF1 is comprised of personnel that are proficient in:
- urban search and rescue
- water rescue
- hazardous materials (HazMat)
- weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
Members of TX-TF1 include:
- medical specialists
- canines and handlers
- heavy equipment operators
- structural engineers
- other specialty emergency responders.
Sponsored by TEEX and headquartered in College Station, Texas. Teams train at
Disaster City® which is capable in delivering the full array of skills and techniques needed by today's emergency response professionals.
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