Saunders, Jeff; Fiero, David; Peacock, Jay
March 2006
Fire Chief;Mar2006, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p66
Trade Publication
The article features the civil service contributions of Texas Task Force 1, a national search and rescue team for urban emergencies. The Force functions under the Division of Emergency Management by the state Governor in Texas. The members are experts in water rescue, conventional search and rescue, medical responses, and more.


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