West Metro Fire Rescue is the sponsoring agency for the Colorado-based Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search & Rescue Task Force. CO-TF1 responds with up to 80 members to natural and man-made disasters. Our mission is to search for and rescue the victims of earthquakes, hurricanes, and other large scale incidents.
Colorado Task Force One, CO-TF1, has approximately 200 highly trained members. Members include firefighters, paramedics, physicians, structural engineers, hazardous materials technicians, heavy rigging specialists, and canine handlers. The Task Force must be totally self-sufficient for the first 72 hours of deployment.