COM-N 2018 Workshop

MA-TF1 just successfully completed it’s fourth National COM-N Workshop in Beverly. The task force Communications Network Specialist workshop trains individuals responsible for deploying, operating and maintaining data networking equipment, in support of an US&R deployment, …

Hurricane Irma Deployment

MA-TF1 deployed a Canine and Logistics MRP Team as well as single members Federal assets to assist in rescue efforts during Hurricane Irma, September 2017.

FEMA US&R East Coast Table Top Exercise

MA-TF1 organized and hosted FEMA US&R East Coast Table Top Exercise in conjunction with the FEMA Region 1 Patriot Response Table Top Exercise on August 22-23, 2017. The Table Top Exercise included the 9 East …

FEMA/US&R Medical Specialist Course

MA-TF1 hosted the FEMA/US&R Medical Specialist Course on May 15th through May 19th, 2017. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform medical assessment, stabilization, and supervision …

Vermont’s Vigilant Guard 2016

The breed of rescuer at Vigilant Guard 2016… they’re those people that thrive on this. We’ve been able to operate hands on to look at our interoperability with other agencies to see how communications flows …

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 …