Thank you for your interest in applying to Texas A&M Task Force 1. Please submit the items listed below to complete your application. 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. Additionally, all items MUST be received or postmarked by September 1st in order to be considered complete. Applications are not accepted electronically and incomplete applications will not be processed. Once your application is submitted, you can expect to hear from the Task Force after October 15.

Please submit the items listed below to complete your application:

  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 applying to TX-TF1 and why you are qualified for the position.
  6. Optional Items
    • Other Letters of Recommendation
    • Other pertinent certificates

Please submit a completed application to:

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

Applications are not accepted electronically.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions document as it provides a lot of helpful information for applying to the Task Force.  

Prospective Applicant FAQ 2019.pdf 

If you have any questions during this time, please email

Below are the requirements for positions on TX-TF1.

Position Requirements


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. 

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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 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. ​​

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