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Greetings & Welcome
It is with a sense of great pride and enthusiasm that we are pleased to present you with the United States Search and Rescue Task Force web site. This web site is by no means a finished product, and will constantly be going through revisions, modifications and updates to keep our site relevant to the needs of the search and rescue and disaster response community, public safety agencies and, of course, the public that we work for!
In line with our mission statement, this site will provide extensive educational information on search and rescue and disaster related topics. You will find many, many topics including
subjects such as Terrorism, Survival at Sea, Tornadoes, Lyme Disease, Flooding, Family Disaster Planning, Animal Tracking and more! In addition to our web site, we have hundreds of links to other related sites worldwide.
We are deeply committed to serving the community and the nation. If you are interested in joining the United States Search and Rescue Task Force, please forward a request to us for information (currently we are only accepting applications from residents of the following areas of
Region 1: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York). There are many benefits to joining our Department.
If you represent an agency or department and are interested in a mutual-aid agreement with the Task Force, please forward a request to us for mutual-aid agreement information. There are many benefits to having a mutual-aid agreement with our Department, the most important being additional resources to aid in serving the public and the life of victims in need!
For detailed in-depth information on the U.S. SAR Task Force and the services that we provide please feel free to extensively browse our site. For additional questions, you may forward an e-mail to us or call our headquarters.
So, thanks for visiting with us. We hope you will derive benefits from us and we look forward to “Working Together, So Others May Live!”
Steven L. Labov, MEMS, CISM, MSO, CERT-3
Chief of Department
United States Search and Rescue Task Force
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U.S. SAR Task Force
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States Search and Rescue Task Force joins you in remembering the casualties of September 11, 2001. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. While this is a time of mourning, we wish to express our gratitude to the people who risked their lives and put others first. These people should be honored and remembered as the heroes they are. We are especially proud to be affiliated with those that were there to help others. To all emergency service personnel – you are in our hearts everyday and we thank you for all of your efforts.
Always Remember And Pass On To Future Generations
All Gave Some – But Some Gave All ~
Click on the Twin
Towers picture above for extensive information on the World Trade Center Disaster.
The FBI has established a toll-free
telephone number and web site for anyone with information regarding the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Report Terrorist Activity Online at:
Rescue Task Force
Post Office Box 11292
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
United States of America
Telephone: (215) 922-7225
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This Site Last Updated December 22, 2003
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