Urban Search And Rescue (USAR VT-TF1)

The primary mission of Vermont Task Force One is to provide advanced technical search and rescue capabilities to victims trapped or entombed in structurally damaged buildings.  To this endeavor VT-TF1 members pledge to the citizens of the State of Vermont to provide efficient and effective rescue technologies in a planned and measured response system that mirrors the Federal Emergency Management Agencies guidelines on Urban Search and Rescue and the appropriate National Fire Protection Association Standards 

•The members of VT-TF1 further pledge to conduct all search and rescue operations in a professional, ethical, and understanding manner to protect the dignity of any victims and the local response communities that we may serve during such missions.
•The members of VT-TF1 shall endeavor to maintain their skill and abilities in technical rescue training consummate to any missions that may be established now or in the future requiring deployments to natural or manmade disaster, hurricanes, floods, conflagrations, explosions, earthquakes, or weapons of mass destruction incidents that are beyond the capability of local emergency services.  

EMERGENCY CALLS

24 hour emergency contact or consultation through Vermont Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) at:  1-800-347-0488

Michael Desrochers, Executive Director
Joseph Benard, Deputy Director

1311 US Route 302 – Suite 600
Barre, VT 05641
Phone:  802-479-7561
Toll Free:  800- 640-2106