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.