Thank you for your interest in applying to TX-TF1. To be eligible to apply to TX-TF1, applicants must live within a 3 hour drive time of College Station, TX. Currently, TX-TF1 is only accepting applications for Structural Specialist or Medical Team Manager. If interested, please email your resume and all applicable certificates to 

The application period for all other positions will be open July 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019. 

For more information, please see below for FEMA General Requirements and position specific descriptions. Please note that in some cases, not all certificates are attainable prior to being admitted onto the team, but should be utilized as a guideline for the requirements of each position. 

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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