National Urban Search & Rescue Response System

Urban Search & Rescue

Urban Search and Rescue Utah Task Force 1 (UT-TF 1) is one of 28 federal Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces in the United States.[1] The task force is based in Salt Lake City, Utah and is managed by the Unified Fire Authority. Activation of the task force is accomplished by the State of Utah, or FEMA for rapid deployment of the Task Force, modular or single US&R resources. The task force is self-sufficient for up to 72 hours and includes physicians, search dogs, heavy rescue technicians firefighters and paramedics, and structural engineers. The Task Force manages 6.3 million dollars in specialized vehicles and equipment that is maintained by personnel trained by FEMA.