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Fort Lauderdale (FL) Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team Gets Structural Collapse Technician-Level Training

by Robert F. BacicDivision Chief of Training, Fort Lauderdale (FL) Fire-RescueFort Lauderdale (FL) Fire-Rescue recently put 30 members of their elite technical rescue team (TRT) through an 80-hour Structural Collapse Technician course. The course follows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 80-hour Structural Collapse Technician (SCT) curriculum. It was delivered to the TRT members by the Broward Fire Academy at their facility in Davie, Florida. The eight days of exercises, with 10 hours of training each day, were grueling but informative as the TRT members learned advanced techniques in dealing with structural collapse search and rescues. (1) Photos by Doug ...

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