Florida Task Force 3 will be participating in the EMAP US&R Assessment in January. They will be the third SUSAR team to undergo a pilot assessment using the EMAP US&R Standard. TX-TF2 will be the fourth team assessed later this Spring.
The US&R Standard underwent the final public comment adjudication in November and the Standard is being finalized by EMAP. it should be submitted to ANSI during the first part of the year.
The US&R Standard is a signficant challenge for Task Forces to meet. The Standard represents the minimum criteria for a Task Force to be eligible for certification.
The SUSAR Alliance, assisted by the teams that have undergone the assessment process, along with a number of SUSAR members that have completed the Assessor training, will be happy to assist other SUSAR teams in the preparation process. It is a challenge worthy of our teams stepping up to.