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Tom Neal
Battalion Chief


Urban Search & Rescue/Indiana Task Force 1:
Battalion Chief Tom Neal
Indiana Task Force 1  is available 24 hours a day, locally and nationally.  In cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security – Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS-FEMA), the State of Indiana, and other agencies, the task for can be mobilized once an affected disaster area exceeds their own response capabilities and officially requests outside help.


It is the mission of Indiana Task Force 1 to maintain the highest level of preparedness for rapid and efficient response with an all hazards search and rescue approach to large scale, complex incidents within the United States. Indiana Task Force 1 will work collaboratively with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure that its members are highly trained and sufficiently prepared for natural and man-made disasters.