Texas A&M Task Force 1

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. 

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:

  • firefighters
  • 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.

For additional information, visit the official TX-TF1 website.

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