“We save lives and support the National Preparedness Goal using state of the art search and rescue strategy, techniques and equipment”. The National US&R Program integrates the efforts of task force Sponsoring Agencies and the Federal Government under the National Response Framework. While using the National Incident Management System, our task forces work with on-scene authorities to deliver a full range of technical rescue functions in all-hazard settings.
DHS / FEMA California Task Force 8 (CA-TF8) is one of 28 Federal Urban Search & Rescue Teams (US&R) ready to respond to a multitude of natural and man made disasters. CA-TF8 is proud to be 1 of 8, Type 1 US&R teams in the State of California.