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 …

Hurricane Florence Type III Deployment

On Wednesday, 9/19/18, 45 members of our MA-TF1 taskforce returned home from Virginia. The Massachusetts Urban Search and Rescue Team was deployed on Sept. 11 to Virginia to assist with the response to Hurricane Florence. …

Patriot Express Flyaway

Joint training with the National Guard doing a flyaway to Cape Cod. The Mass Task Force does Flyaway training to keep the team current with FAA laws, how to build and practice proper pallet loading …

US&R Technical Search Specialist Course (TSS)

The Massachusetts Task Force One just completed a successful FEMA US&R Technical Search Specialist Course (TSS) from June 12 through June 15, 2018. This course provided education on: Searching structures and other areas as required …