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.

I can’t think of a better way to have spent my time. It was eye-opening and extremely thought-provoking. We, unfortunately, had an opportunity almost immediately to implement some of the advice you and your team gave us when a small plane crashed in the woods south of our airport on Wednesday morning. Sadly, both individuals in the plane were killed. Your advice on communications was extremely valuable to us during and after that incident.

— Kristen Umstattd, Mayor, Town of Leesburg, Pennsylvania
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