Urban Search & Rescue

The Washington Task Force 1 (WA-TF1) was established in 1991 and currently consists of members from 21 agencies from three primary jurisdictions: Seattle Fire; King County; and Pierce County.

The team comprises over 210 team members, drawn from a variety of organizations including fire departments, hospitals, law enforcement and public works agencies in the City of Seattle, King County and Pierce County. Canine teams accompany WA-TF1 members on all deployments.

View the history of Washington State Task Force 1.