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Not An Ordinary Drill: FL Fire Departments Participate in Regional Tech Rescue Training

By Lieutenant Edward ("Jib") Webster On April 21, 2012 Fort Lauderdale (FL) Fire-Rescue along with several other fire departments participated in a regional technical rescue team (TRT) training drill. The assignment for each department was the removal of a victim from the top of an overpass, which was under construction. Although the different departments tackled the rescue successfully, there were slight variations in accomplishing the task. In each occurrence, the patient was safely removed and delivered for care. The value of conducting this type of drill is multi-faceted, such as fine-tuning a mutual aid response among the participating departments, in this case, Fort Laud...

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