Urban Search and Rescue New York Task Force 1

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Recognition for Haiti efforts

NYC Urban Search & Rescue Task Force or also known by its FEMA designation of NY-TF1 is a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force based in New York City, New York. NY-TF1 is managed by the NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) and its members mainly come from Fire Department of New York and the New York City Police Department.[1]

After the 2010 Haiti earthquake the team deployed to Haiti and rescued a pair of siblings from a collapsed building on January 21, 2010.[2] This was their 5th rescue of the activation.[3]


  1. ^ "US&R Task Force Locations". FEMA. Retrieved August 28, 2006. 
  2. ^ Javed, Noor (January 22, 2010). "Children rescued after a week under the rubble". The Star. Toronto. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.nytf1.org/fullstory.php?100310

External links[edit]

  • [1] Official homepage of NY-TF1
  • [2] NYC Office of Emergency Management US&R