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World Trade Center Attacks, Sept. 11th


Events of September 27, 2001, 10:00 a.m.

NE-TF1 is a fully equipped and staffed FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Task Force of 62 people. For their current assignment, NE-TF1 has been divided into two teams; Rapid Response Task Force #2 (RRTF#2) at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and Rapid Response Task Force #1 (RRTF#1) at Fort Totten. The terminology "Rapid Response Task Force" is non-standard and has been created to accommodate this non-traditional application of a US&R Task Force.


Base of Operations set up has been completed.

All members of the team are currently supporting the New York City Fire Department as Rapid Response Teams.

RRTF#1 & 2 is comprised of 31 people and four vehicles that are stocked with equipment normally carried by a US&R Task Force. In this case, the equipment cache assigned for use by NE-TF1 contains the search, breaking & breeching equipment, but only a portion of the normal quantity.

Lumber is carried on the response vehicle. Cribbing, wedges and shores are being carried on the current vehicles for immediate use if needed.

PLANNED ACTIVITIES (next 24 - 72 hours)
NE-TF1 Rescue Response Team #1 & 2 will be conducting team training and preparing for their assigned duties.

Both teams #1 and #2 are anxious to get down to the World Trade Center site and work. Possible start on Friday.

Friday Lincoln Fire & Rescue will receive a conference call from Chief Spadt at 10:30 a.m.

Pictures from New York Photos

Fire & Rescue Department

Deployments & Alerts
September 11, 2001