• wildfires Sep 19, 2020

    Mass. Task Force 1 Completes Mission to Oregon for Wildfire Response

    Massachusetts Task Force 1 has completed their mission to help the residents of Oregon as wildfires continue to rage across the region. Massachusetts FEMA-based Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 spent nearly a week conducting damage assessments and searching for missing people. At least 35 people have died so far and a record one billion acres were torched in…

  • wildfires Sep 16, 2020

    Mass. Task Force 1 Arrives in Oregon

    Massachusetts Task Force 1, a 25-person search and rescue team, is on the ground in Oregon searching for dozens of people who are missing amid ongoing wildfires.

  • wildfires Sep 15, 2020

    Mass. Task Force 1 Heads to Oregon for Wildfire Response

    Massachusetts Task Force 1 departed from Logan Airport early Tuesday to help the residents of Oregon as wildfires continue to rage across the region. Massachusetts FEMA-based Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 received their activation orders Monday at 4 p.m. to report to Portland, Oregon. The 25-member team traveled via commercial airline. They will report to their Incident Commander upon arrival…

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