Texas Task Force 2 is one of two state Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams in the State of Texas. Our mission is:

“To provide a coordinated effort including the necessary personnel and equipment to locate, extricate, rescue, and provide immediate medical treatment to victims trapped as a result of a natural or man-made disaster. We will provide assistance to first responders at their incidents when their capabilities are exceeded. To support this mission, US&R members shall develop and deploy effective rescue technologies that follow Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines. TX-TF2 will rapidly mobilize to assist municipal, state, and federal agencies when called upon.”

About Us

Texas Task Force 2 (TX-TF2) functions as one of two state Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Teams in the State of Texas which provides a coordinated effort as well as the necessary personnel and equipment to locate, extricate, rescue, and provide immediate medical treatment to victims trapped as a result of a natural or man-made disaster.

The concept of TX-TF2 was proposed in 2004 by the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department to the North Central Texas Council of Governments. Throughout the next few years, many dedicated individuals worked together to make TX-TF2 a reality, with the team officially becoming operational on April 1, 2007, as a Type-3 US&R task force.

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