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Memorial to Captain Thomas Kenney

MA-TF1’s Rescue Team Manager, Thomas F Kenney, one of the original members of MA-TF1. Tom contributed a great deal into making the Task Force what it is today. Tom had an incredible amount of knowledge …

Vigilant Guard 19 – MA-TF1 MOBEX

Western Massachusetts, November 5-8th, 2018 In early November 2018, Massachusetts Task Force (MA-TF1) conducted a large mobilization training exercise as part of the wider Vigilant Guard 19 homeland security training event. This multi-day exercise was …

2012 Superstorm Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy turned into Superstorm Sandy, MA-TF1 was activated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to stand at the ready as a state asset. After the storm passed, MA-TF1 was activated as a federal team …

Vigilant Guard 2012

Massachusetts Task Force 1 participated in Vigilant Guard 2012, held from July 30 – August 2, 2012. This exercise brought together numerous public safety and Homeland Security elements including the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance …

Russian EMERCOM Visit

This week, a delegation from Russia’s Emergency Control Ministry (EMERCOM) joined officials from FEMA and OFDA to tour our training facility. Members of MA-TF 1 volunteered their time to put on a demonstration of our …

Western Massachusetts Tornado Flyover

Last week, members of MA-TF 1 had the opportunity to fly over the path of the Tornado for photographic documentation. This was done in conjunction with FEMA Region 1 and the New Hampshire Civil Air …