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Austin Fire
Baytown Police Department
Beaumont Fire Department
Bedford Fire Department
Bryan Fire Department
Cado Fire District 3
Carrollton Fire and Rescue
College Station Fire
Conroe Fire Department
Corpus Christi Fire Department
Dallas Fire Department
Denton Fire Department
Elligton Field
El Paso Fire
Emergency Ministries
Fort Worth Fire Department
Gainesville Fire Department
Galveston Fire-Rescue
Grapevine Fire Department
Greenville Fire-Rescue
Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services
Houston Fire-EMS Rescue
Huntsville Fire Department
Hurst Fire Department
Keller Fire Rescue
Killeen Fire Department
Kingsville Fire Department
Longview Fire Department
Nacogdoches Fire Department
Nederland Fire
Pflugerville Fire Department
PHI Air Medical
Plano Fire-Rescue
Proceanic Offshore and Marine Technical Services
Round Rock Fire Department
Saginaw Fire Department
San Antonio Fire Department
SETRAC Emergency Operations
Southlake Fire Department
Star Flight
Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council- STRAC
Sugarland Fire & Rescue
TAMU Civil Engineering Department
Temple Fire Department
UT Health Science Center at Houston
Victoria Fire Department
Village Fire Department
Wiss, Janey, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Woodlands Fire Rescue

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 Department. 


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. ​​


Where does TX-TF1 get all of their 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.