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Tech Rescue: Shoring Operations

By Mike Donahue During a shoring operation, firefighters have one main goal: to safely transfer the target load from point A to point B. We are of course there to make the structure safe to enter for victim rescue, however if we don't capture and short the load correctly, we're jeopardizing not only the victims inside the structure but us the rescuers entering the structure. Like any rescue discipline we perform, "good enough" is not an option here Let's examine a few different shoring systems used in these operations, how they work, and the engineering behind the design. The whole concept behind shoring a load is to transfer the weight from said load from point A to point B, na...

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