Resources

​​Make a Plan

Disasters can happen at anytime and anywhere! Whether it be a technological or accidental hazard (power outage, nuclear power plant accident, etc.​), a natural disaster (hurricane, tornado, flooding, fires, etc.), or a terrorist hazard (explosions, chemical threats, etc.), it is important that you are prepared! Considering the different types of disasters you may be susceptible to is also helpful when preparing, but there are basic steps you can take in order to prepare for any type of disaster. For more information, you can go to ready.gov or use the following forms to help prepare yourself for a disaster:

  1. Family Emergency Plan (PDF)
  2. Disaster Preparedness Kit Checklist (PDF)
  3. Pets and disaster safety checklist (PDF)​​

Task Force  Sites

AZ-TF1

Arizona Task Force 1

CA-TF1

California Task Force 1

CA-TF2

California Task Force 2

CA-TF3

California Task Force 3

CA-TF4

California Task Force 4

CA-TF5

California Task Force 5

CA-TF6

California Task Force 6

CA-TF7

California Task Force 7

CA-TF8

California Task Force 8

FL-TF1

Florida Task Force 1

FL-TF2

Florida Task Force 2

IN-TF1

Indiana Task Force 1

MA-TF1

Massachusetts Task Force 1

MD-TF1

Maryland Task Force 1

MO-TF1

Missouri Task Force 1

NE-TF1

Nebraska Task Force 1

NJ-TF1

New Jersey Task Force 1

NV-TF1

Nevada Task Force 1

NY-TF1

New York Task Force 1

OH-TF1

Ohio Task Force 1

PA-TF1

Pennsylvania Task Force 1

TN-TF1

Tennessee Task Force 1

UT-TF1

Utah Task Force 1

VA-TF1

Virginia Task Force 1

VA-TF2

Virginia Task Force 2

WA-TF1

Washington Task Force 1

Government  Sites

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

NHC

National Hurricane Center

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)

Preparing search and rescue teams worldwide for the unthinkable.

Texas A&M Forest Service

Protecting and sustaining forests, trees and related natural resources.

Texas Division of Emergency Management

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) coordinates the state emergency management program, which is intended to ensure the state and its local governments respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters, and implement plans and programs to help prevent or lessen the impact of emergencies and disasters.

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TICC)

TICC has mobilized more than 40,000 emergency response personnel and hundreds of aircraft and pieces of equipment from all over the United States to support disaster relief efforts in Texas.

U.S. Fire Administration

Working for a Fire-Safe America

Urban Search & Rescue (US&R)

Urban search-and-rescue (US&R) involves the location, rescue (extrication), and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in confined spaces.

 

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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