It is the mission of Connecticut Task Force One (CT-TF-1) to provide a coordinated effort of personnel and resources to locate, extricate and provide immediate medical treatment to victims trapped within collapsed structures
To accomplish this mission, CT-TF-1 members will develop and deploy efficient and effective rescue technologies in a planned and measured response that mirrors the Federal Emergency Management Agencies guidelines on Urban Search & Rescue consistent with existing National Fire Protection Association Standards. Task Force capabilities will include rapid mobilization to assist in natural or manmade disasters.
Members of CT-TF-1 will conduct search and rescue operations in a professional, ethical, and compassionate manner that will protect the dignity of the victims and the communities served.
Members of CT-TF-1 will develop and maintain the highest level of skills and capabilities required when deployed to natural or manmade disasters, including hurricanes, floods, conflagrations, explosions, earthquakes, or the use of weapons of mass destruction that result in events that are beyond the capability of local emergency service resources.
The USAR Team will be based out of Brainard Airport located in East Hartford Connecticut, and will have airborne capabilities by utilizing military helicopters, C-130s, C-141s, and other aircraft.
It should be understood that this is a voluntary appointment, and that it is the policy of CT-TF-1 to accept and review all applications for team membership from all emergency service and related industries.
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