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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 …

2010 Connecticut Power Plant Explosion

MA-TF1 got a call from CT-TF1 “State Task Force” to respond with a search MRP to Middletown CT for a Building explosion. In 2010 Mission Ready Package’s (MRP’s) were not standardly used.  MA-TF1 responded with …

Portraits from Ground Zero

from Andrea Booher The two-hour A&E special Portraits from Ground Zero features eleven first responders that she met and photographed while working on the pile, and gets them to tell, for the first time, the …