Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 5

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Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 5 or CA-TF5 is a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force based in Orange County, California. CA-TF5 is sponsored by the Orange County Fire Authority.[1]

CA-TF5 is one of six Task Forces that is Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) certified having received extensive training in responding to incidents involving chemical, biological or radiological agents.[2]

Participating agencies in the Task Force are the Orange County Fire Authority, Orange Fire Department, Anaheim Fire Department (California).



  1. ^ "US&R Task Force Locations". FEMA. Archived from the original on July 5, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2006.
  2. ^ "Task Force 5 Home Page". CA-TF5. July 10, 2006. Archived from the original on June 15, 2006. Retrieved September 6, 2006.
  3. ^ "Urban Search and Rescue (U.S.A.R.)". City of Santa Ana. Retrieved September 6, 2006.
  4. ^ "USAR Team". Orange Fire Department. Retrieved September 6, 2006.
  5. ^ a b "About the Department". Orange Fire Department. City of Orange. Retrieved September 6, 2006.
  6. ^ "Volume II - Appendix D.10 - Debris Recovery" (PDF). Columbia Accident Investigation Report. Columbia Accident Investigation Board. Retrieved August 29, 2006.
  7. ^ "National Urban Search And Rescue Teams Deployed" (Press release). FEMA. September 3, 2005. Archived from the original on September 26, 2006. Retrieved August 28, 2006.
  8. ^ "OCFA PIO".
  9. ^ "'We're going to search … down to the sand,' says OCFA battalion chief at Florida condo collapse". Brian Rokos. OC Register. 4 July 2021. Retrieved July 4, 2021.

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