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About Our FEMA Program

National Urban Search & Rescue Response System

Welcome to the California Urban Search & Rescue Task Force 5 website. California Task Force 5 (CA-TF5) is one of 28 national, and one of eight California US&R task forces that respond as a FEMA or California OES resource during national or regional emergencies such as earthquakes, terrorist attacks, hurricanes, or any other natural or manmade disaster that requires highly skilled search and rescue personnel. Although the US&R task forces are FEMA resources, the task forces work for and in support of local agencies.

About Our

Task Force Disciplines

All FEMA US&R task forces are made up highly trained and skilled responders from a wide variety of disciplines such as Search Specialists, Hazardous Materials Specialists, Medical Specialists, Heavy Riggers, Structural Engineers, and Logisticians.

Partnering With The Following

Public Service Organizations

California Task Force 5 draws our team of highly trained specialists from several public safety organizations including the following:

Orange County Fire Authority

(Sponsoring Agency)

Anaheim Fire Department

Orange City Fire Department

Long Beach Fire Department