Massachusetts Task Force 1

Urban Search & Rescue
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  • Patriort Guard

    Posted on February 6th, 2011 MA-TF 1 No comments

    In November 2010, MA-TF joined several hundred other emergency responders in a large scale exercise.  Photos can be viewed below.

  • Congressional Staff Visit

    Posted on July 9th, 2010 MA-TF 1 No comments

    On July 8, 2010, MA-TF 1 was pleased to host a visit by members of the Congressional staff. Delegates included staffers from the offices of U.S. Senator John Kerry, Congressman Edward Markey, Congressman John Tierney, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, and Congressman Barney Frank.

    Twenty Seven members of MA-TF 1 donated their time to present the staffers with demonstrations of our Task Force’s capabilities. Presentations were made in the areas of : Base of Operations/ Command & Control, HAZMAT detection and monitoring, concrete breaching and breaking, steel cutting, canine search, technical search, and medical support.

    Photos of the visit can be seen in the slideshow below, or at our online photo album.



  • MA-TF 1 Hosts the 2010 National US&R Working Group Meetings in Boston

    Posted on June 18th, 2010 MA-TF 1 No comments

    The Massachusetts Task Force was pleased to host the 2010 National US&R Working Group meetings in Boston this week. The annual event allows representatives from each US&R discipline to work on improvements for the coming year.

    FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino welcomed the group to Boston on Tuesday morning.

    Some photos of the event are in the slideshow below.