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Welcome to Texas Task Force 1

The most deployed urban search and rescue team in the country.

Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) responded to at least one major disaster each year since its first deployment in 1998. From the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks to Hurricane Katrina's devastation, TX-TF1's urban search and rescue (US&R) and water rescue teams have expertise in responding to both man-made and natural disasters.

One of 28 National Urban Search and Rescue teams in the nation coordinated by FEMA, Texas Task Force 1 is comprised of 510 personnel including three 70-person US&R teams and 300 water rescue personnel.  Teams included are HazMat and WMD technicians representing numerous fire departments and organizations throughout the state.

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