Task Force One

Task Force One (TF-1) is a Special Operations Team that provides regional responses for underwater search, rescue, recovery and tactical emergency medical support in southwestern ohio.


TF-1 is comprised of participating agencies that include:

  • Butler County Sheriff’s Office
  • Central Joint Fire and EMS Department
  • Clermont County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Loveland-Symmes Fire Department
  • Miami Township (Clermont County) Fire Department
  • Saint Bernard Fire Department
  • Union Township (Clermont County) Police and Fire Department

Staff & Training

Thirty-seven devoted professionals maintain a high level of training to provide for the safe operation of TF-1 and to remain on the forefront of currently acceptable operational standards. These professionals contribute countless hours to enhancing public awareness and education, as well as maintain other full-time commitments. TF-1 remains committed to building it’s capabilities as defined by the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and will continue to broaden its scope of training and education to maintain delivery of a premier service.

Standards of Service

TF-1 works along side local emergency management agencies in Hamilton, Clermont and Butler counties to bring the region a level of service and enhancements through funding made available through various grants. TF-1 continues to work with agencies within the Ohio Region 6 to develop a deployment model to present to the Ohio WTAC. State funding allocated since 2010 has brought equipment standards in alignment with NIMS Type I.

Photo Gallery

View a photo gallery of TF-1 in action.