Who We Are

Massachusetts Task Force 1 ( MA-TF 1) Urban Search and Rescue Team (US&R) is located in Beverly, Massachusetts. Urban Search and Rescue teams are comprised of Police, Fire, EMS and Civilians (62 total people when deployed) and respond to major disasters under a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Currently, there are 150 people on the MA-TF 1 team.

FEMA Overview of the National Urban Search & Rescue Response System

More information on the Urban Search & Rescue Response System is available at FEMA.gov.


If you would like to arrange a visit to the team Cache and Training site, please contact us ahead of time. Visitors and prospective members can find Directions to the Cache here.


For general information, you may contact the team here.