Texas Task Force 1 Exhibit at A&M

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Texas A&M students had a treat Friday, thanks to Texas Task Force 1.
Several search and rescue teams and emergency responders showed off their skills at Rudder Fountain.

The day at A&M was part of the team's "Masters of Disaster" display at the J. Wayne Stark University Galleries.

The display consists of photographs, equipment, videos and interactive pieces from deployments throughout the 10-year history of Texas Task Force 1.
The exhibit will be open through Feb. 25.

The canine teams showed how they search for victims while on disaster deployments such as the 9-11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Hurricane Rita.

Visitors were able to use actual Texas Task Force 1 search cameras, swift water rescue and other equipment.

Texas Task Force 1 is the state's first and only statewide urban search and rescue team and is administered by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a member of The Texas A&M University System.
It is one of 28 national urban search and rescue teams under the direction of FEMA.