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Nebraska Task Force 1 (NETF1)



Task Force members prepare for disaster response thru many different training activities. Some of these are training activities that relate directly with the daily workplace responsibilities as fire/rescue personnel, emergency managers, emergency room physicians, and other specialities.

In addition to routine training, special training specific to USAR is conducted, both locally and at the national level. Task Force members have also participated in training with neighboring Task Forces, in Indiana, Colorado, and Missouri.

Members of the Task Force have participated in the following national FEMA sponsored training courses:
USAR Program Orientation Canine Search Team Training Communications
Technical Search Medical Team Training Logistics
Rescue Specialist Training Incident Command Training Task Force Leader
Planning Team Training Safety Officer Training Heavy Rigging

Members of the Task Force have participated in the following local training:
Task Force Orientation Logistics Mobilization & Full Scale Exercises
Hazardous Materials Canine Exercises & Training Structural Collapse & Confined Space Training
Search Training Base of Operations Exercises Decontamination Corridor Training
Building Shoring Equipment Training Rope Rescue Technician Training
Vehicle Extrication Training Water Rescue Operations

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