Author: Chris Hennigan

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 …

Lawrence Nightclub Fire

Blaze takes out more than a dozen buildings Jan 21, 2008 At least 14 close-knit buildings were ravaged by flames, sending about 200 residents of 26 apartments into the streets in pajamas, bathrobes and wrapped …

World Trade Center 9.11

The First Eight Days at Ground Zero By Mark Foster, TFL MA-TF1 Our target departure time was 4:00 PM. This would have made our departure time 5 hours after official notification (11:00 AM). We were …