Water Rescue Cache

A very large portion of the Task Force’s cache supports the state’s and FEMA’s flood and swiftwater response operations. TX-TF1 maintains a large water rescue cache available in the event of floodwater or swiftwater flooding events.

Some of the water rescue cache includes the following:

  • ​Nearly 30 boats, of varying vessel-type and construction, are trailered for immediate deployment with ample boat motors for continuous operation in the event of mechanical failure.
  • Specialized rope launching apparatus and equipment to support tethered rescues when motorized boat operation is deemed too dangerous.
  • Technical rope rescue equipment provides Swiftwater Rescue Technicians the ability to setup rope rescue and safety systems to help reach and rescue those in need.