Welcome to Arizona Task Force 1


National Urban Search & Rescue Response System

Arizona Task Force 1 is one of 28 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) task forces in the United States.  AZ-TF1 team is based in Phoenix, Arizona and both sponsored and managed by The Phoenix Fire Department Special Operations Section.  AZ-TF1 remains in a constant state of readiness for rapid deployment as a Type I or modular US&R resource with competencies in; swift water rescue, technical rescue, structural collapse and heavy rescue, hazardous materials detection, emergency paramedicine, canine live find, and human remains detection.

AZ-TF1 Mission

It is the mission of Arizona Task Force 1 to maintain preparedness for an activation and response to urban search and rescue environments on both a local and national level. To successfully fulfill this mission, AZ-TF1 will continuously build those capabilities necessary to effectively plan, prepare, respond, and perform in those communities overwhelmed by the impact of a large-scale incident.

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 About Us

AZ-TF1 core values include: 

  •  Teamwork  
  •  Health & Wellness
  •  Inovation & Empowerment
  •  Integrity & Honesty
  •  Service Excellence

Deployment History

Contact Us            

    2430 S. 22nd Ave.   |  Phoenix, AZ 85009
    6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  M-Th
    Phone   |  602-256-3435
    FAX   |   602-534-4349

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