August 26, 2011
Rockville - - - Maryland Task Force 1 (MDTF-1) has received its activation orders and will report to the Public Safety Training Academy, 9710 Great Seneca Highway, at 7:00 p.m. tonight for their official assignment, team briefing and departure.
MDTF-1 will deploy a team of 80 highly skilled and trained responders from various disciplines including search and technical rescue personnel, structural engineers, physicians, canines, communication specialists, paramedics and other support personnel to assist in the affected area(s). In addition, 15 trucks will travel with the team carrying 35 tons of supplies, sophisticated search/rescue and logistical equipment. MDTF-1 is designed to be self-sustaining when responding to a disaster, ensuring that there is no impact to local resources.
The MCFRS Media Line (240) 777-2442 will be updated during the deployment with up-to-date information.