Task Force One

The members of Task Force One are comprised of Rescue One, Hazmat One, Engine One and Ladder One. Many of these men are HazMat Tech, Scuba, and Confined Space certified. They are also High Angle, Trench Rescue, and Auto Extrication certified.

About the Members

The members of this elite unit are not only professional firefighters, but are capable of operating at:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Building collapses
  • Confined space operations
  • Elevator rescues
  • Police evidence recovery
  • Rigging
  • Shoring
  • Water rescue and recovery

The members of R-1 are (High Angle Rope Technician) certified. Task Force One also responds to HazMat incidents involving unknown substances for the purpose of identifying and mitigating all Hazardous Material incidents. This unit works closely with the Department of Environment Protection (DEP), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Trenton Police, TEMS and all county wide Fire and Police Departments. Task Force One responds to all Mercer County and Bucks County incidents at the request of the local municipality.


The equipment that is carried on Task Force One consists of:

  • Carbon Monoxide meters and tubes
  • Chain Saw
  • Circular Saw and accessories
  • Communications
  • Explosive meter
  • First-aid equipment
  • High-Angle Rope equipment
  • High-Rise Kits
  • Hilti Gun
  • The Holmatro Rescue System
  • Inflatable boats for water operations
  • Leak Sealing Kit
  • Light Tower
  • Long boards
  • Maxi-Force air bag system
  • Oxy-acetylene
  • Oxygen Indicators
  • Resuscitators
  • Ring Cutter
  • Ropes
  • Sawzall
  • Scuba equipment
  • Stokes Basket for patient transport
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras
  • Trench Jacks
  • Tripod
  • Winch

This is only a glimpse of what the Task Force carries. There are also many hand tools, such as forcible entry tools and other large pieces of equipment.