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Press Release: California Task Force 3 - The Task Force has returned and prepares for another response


California Task Force 3 – Has returned from Florida and prepares to respond again! The Bay Area Urban Search and Rescue Task Force returned today to their base of operations in Menlo Park after driving roughly 5200 miles back and forth across the United States to Elgin Air Force Base i...

Press Release - September 15, 2017 California Task Force 3 Update – Search Dog Teams Returning From Florida


California Task Force 3 Update – Search Dog Teams Returning From Florida The 81 Person Bay Area Urban Search and Rescue Task Force is also returning home from Florida with 5 specialized Search and Rescue Dogs. Three of the Teams Search Dogs are supplied by the San Francisco ...

Press Release: California Task Force 3 Update – The Team is Staged at Eglin Airforce Base in Florida


The 81 Person Bay Area Urban Search and Rescue Team is staged in a large aircraft hangar a Eglin Airforce base in Florida. They arrived Sunday and rode Hurricane Irma out on Monday. Today, they readied their equipment for potential modular deployment to anywhere they would possibly be needed and ...

California Task Force 3 Deployment updates


Menlo Park task force heading to Florida to deal with Hurricane Irma | KRON4.com KRON 4 News http://kron4.com/2017/09/07/video-menlo-park-task-force-heading-to-florida-to-deal-with-hurricane-irma/ Bay Area rescue team deployed to Texas returns - Story | KTVU http://www.ktvu.com/news/...

Menlo Park Fire District Secures a permanent home for its Special Operations and National Urban Search and Rescue Team - Task Force 3


Menlo Park Fire District - Sponsor for California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3 On the 16th Anniversary of the attacks of 9-11, Task Force 3, one of the 28 National Response Teams that responded to the World Trade Center, has secured a permanent 28,000 square foot warehouse facility in ...

Press Release: All Menlo Park Fire District Fire Stations will pay tribute to the 343 FDNY Firefighters who lost their lives responding to the World Trade Center attacks of 9-11.


Press Release -  9-10-2017 On Monday, September 11, 2017,  All Menlo Park Fire District Fire Stations will pay tribute to the 343 FDNY Firefighters who lost their lives responding to the World Trade Center attacks of 9-11. A week later, the Fire Districts sponsored Urban Sear...

Press Release: California Task Force 3 - Race Across America to meet Hurricane Irma


California Task Force 3 - Race Across America to meet Hurricane Irma Press Release - September 10, 2017   The 82 Person Bay Area Urban Search and Rescue Team now awaits Hurricane Irma in Florida after a race across America.   30 Personnel arrived Sunday afternoon after driv...

Press Release: Bay Area Urban Search and Rescue Team Headed to Georgia in advance of Hurricane Irma - Update 51 more rescuers leave at 4 am by bus Saturday morning


California Task Force 3 82 Person Bay Area Urban Search and Rescue Team Responding to Hurricane Irma 30 Personnel have already left early Friday morning at 2 am with vehicles and equipment as part of a convoy traveling across the Country 51 More are scheduled to leave Saturday...

California Task Force 3 - FEMA Requests an 80 Person Urban Search and Rescue Team Respond to Hurricane Irma


Fifteen Members of the Task Forces Water Rescue Team returned Thursday afternoon after a 10 day deployment to Texas for Hurricane Harvey. They were met by family, fellow Team members and each participating agencies Fire Chief who thanked them for their time and efforts. Within thirty minu...

Press Release: Bay Area Water Rescue Team Returning from Hurricane Harvey Others prepare to leave for Hurricane Irma


Menlo Park – California Task Force 3: Fifteen members of the California Water Rescue Team known as Task Force 3, based out of Menlo Park, are scheduled to return Thursday, September 7 in the afternoon to the Teams warehouse located at 1376 Willow Road. Rex Ianson, the 16th member of the ...

PRESS RELEASE – September 1, 2017 UPDATE - California Task Force 3 Water Rescue Operations in Texas


Bay Area Water Rescue Teams Continue to Search Areas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey outside of Houston Texas Thursday! Please see the attached Press Release and Photographs – Compliments of Menlo Fire and CA-TF3 Photo shown below – Members of California Task Force 3’s FEM...

Know what's below before you dig Call 811


Before You Dig What is 811? 811 is the phone number you call before digging to protect yourself and others from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines. There are millions of miles of buried utilities beneath the surface of the earth that are vital to everyday living like water...

PRESS RELEASE - AUGUST 27, 2017 BREAKING NEWS - Menlo Park Fire District Sponsored National Urban Search and Rescue Team - California Task Force 3 - Water Rescue Module was activated at 2 pm and plans to leave for Texas by 5 pm


Members of Task Force 3, one of 8 California State Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) Task Forces and one of 28 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Teams will be headed to Texas today. The Task Force is a blend of multiple Bay Area Fire Agencies and civilian professionals s...

Local Firefighters Flying Drones at Night in Yosemite


Two members of the Menlo Park Fire District’s UAS/Drone Team have been flying in  Yosemite National Park since Saturday, August 19, 2017. They are working directly with the South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team that is assigned to the “South Fork&rdq...

Menlo Park Firefighter Recovering After Partially Falling Through the Roof During a House Fire


On Friday evening, August 18, 2017, at approximately 1125 pm, San Mateo County Public Safety Communications (PSC) dispatchers received several calls reporting smoke coming from the roof and eves of a home located on Nassau Drive in the Unincorporated County Area known as West Selby, which borders...

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