TX-TF1 is the most active urban search and rescue team in the country. Teams have expertise in responding to both man-made and natural disasters. TX-TF1 functions as a federal team under
FEMA's national US&R program and as Texas' only statewide US&R team under direction of the
Texas Division of Emergency Management.
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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