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tf-5Missouri Task Force One (MOTF-1) is managed by the Boone County Fire Protection District. We are one of 28 Urban Search and Rescue teams in the United States.  The Task Force is designed to assist the local emergency agencies facing a disaster response both in-state and out-of-state.  The Task Force supplements the local emergency response and does not command or control the incident.  When the Task Force is deployed the team consists of 80 persons.  To ensure 80 persons can deploy at any given time, federal requirements mandate that each position be staffed three deep.  In total, 210 people are necessary to properly staff the Task Force.  These persons fill 18 separate and distinct job functions ranging from canine search specialist to physicians to rescue specialists and heavy equipment operators.  The Task Force is trained and equipped following the rigorous Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines.  The Task Force has more than 17,000 separate equipment items that are maintained in inventory and sent when the Task Force is deployed. Total equipment cache weight is in excess of 40,000 pounds that is designed to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours.

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Missouri Task Force 1 Deploying a Type 4 Task Force Ahead of Expected Flooding

Missouri Task Force 1, a division of the Boone County Fire Protection District, has been activated by the State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA) to deploy to southern...

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Winter Storm Preparedness Takes Action

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their Winter Outlook , which predicts La Niña conditions that favor a warmer, drier South and a cooler, wetter North. Winter storms...

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Good luck to Station 10 Lieutenant Kyle Kuehmichel and his wife Kristen who are moving to Lincoln Nebraska. Thank you both for your dedication to the Fire District and to the citizens of Boone County. Best wishes on your next adventure! ... See MoreSee Less

June 23rd, 6:51 pm  ·  

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Our summer recruit class is going great. Recruits have learned skills for firefighting, search and rescue, treatment of emergency medical patients, hazardous materials, and many other skills required to be a firefighter. Yesterday's training on extrication was a favorite of many of the recruits. They have about a week left before they will be released to their stations to run calls. ... See MoreSee Less

June 22nd, 3:42 pm  ·  

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