about IA-TF1

Past Deployments

In 2003, the Sioux City and Cedar Rapids Fire Departments were selected to be the sponsoring agencies for Iowa’s state Urban Search & Rescue team, with each agency soliciting volunteers from their department as well as responders from other city, state and local agencies. The team, known as Iowa Task Force-1, began to take shape in November of 2003. The team became a deployable asset for statewide emergencies in the summer of 2004.

  • Search
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Swift water Rescue
  • Breaching & Breaking
  • Shoring
  • Incident Command System
  • Canine Response
  • Engineering
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Communications
  • Logistics

  • Parkersburg Tornado
  • Floods of 2008
  • Multiple Missing persons
  • Maquoketa Cave Rescue
  • Oelwein Fire
  • Little Sioux Boy Scout Ranch Tornado
  • Des Moines Younkers Fire