Minnesota Task Force 1 (MN-TF1) is an urban search and rescue (USAR) team based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. MN-TF1 is a State of Minnesota resource developed to assist with emergencies involving natural or manmade disasters that require highly skilled search and rescue personnel in a collapse or specialized rescue environment. Although MN-TF1 is a State resource, the team works for and in support of local response agencies.
MN-TF1 is made up of highly trained firefighters, police officers and paramedics who perform in a wide variety of disciplines. These disciplines include: Search Specialists, Heavy Rescue Specialists, Haz-Mat Specialists, Medical Specialists, Heavy Riggers and Structural Engineers. MN-TF1 draws these specialists from several public safety organizations including:
- Minneapolis Fire Department - Dakota County Special Operations Team - Edina Fire Department - Rochester Fire Department - St. Paul Fire Department