Category: Training

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 …

COMM-SPEC Course May 5-10, 2018

FEMA US&R Response System Task Force Communications Specialist Training Course Saturday May 5th – Thursday May 10th, 2018 The Task Force Communications Specialist is responsible for managing, and maintaining, all communications and communications systems for …

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, …

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 …

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 …