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Thank you for your interest in applying to Texas Task Force 1. Please submit the items listed below to complete your application.

If all items are not received or postmarked by September 1st, your application is considered incomplete and will not be processed.

Once your application is submitted, you can expect to hear from the Task Force after October 15.

To be eligible to apply to TX-TF1 - Type 1 FEMA US&R team, applicants must live within a 3-hour drive time window of College Station or for application to the Region 3 Type 3 team, applicants must live within DPS Region 3.

1.       Application Form

2.       Resume

3.       Signed Letter of Recommendation from Chief or Agency Point of Contact on Letterhead. (must be recently dated

4.       All applicable certificates

·         FEMA General

·         Position Specific certifications

5.       A 250 word typed essay explaining why you are for applying to TX-TF1 and why you are qualified for the position.

6.       Optional Items

·         Other Letters of Recommendation

·         Other pertinent certificates

Please assemble the above items and submit a completed application to:

TEEX –Texas Task Force 1
Attn: Stacey Macik
101 Gateway Ste B
College Station, TX 77845

Applications are not accepted electronically.

If you have any questions during this time, please email stacey.macik@teex.tamu.edu.

Below are the requirements for positions on Texas Task Force 1.

Position Requirements
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FAQs

Where do we get all of the TX-TF1 members?

Although many of our members are firefighters with volunteer and career departments, TX-TF1 is comprised of many individuals from various professional backgrounds such as fire, police, IT support, and petroleum engineers. TX-TF does not pull personnel from just a single department or organization, but rather from over 60 agencies and companies throughout Texas. This unique blending of professionals from across the spectrum provides TX-TF1 with a broad array of experiences and ideas when the Task Force is asked to help those in need. 


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About Us

TX-TF1 functions as one of the 28 federal teams under the FEMA 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 Forces. 

SOGs

Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs) provide support and guidance to the management, staff, and members of TX-TF 1. They define what is expected and required of personnel during both emergency response and non-emergency activities. ​​

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