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 …