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Technical Rescue Training: Abington Township (PA) Firefighters Take on Structural Collapse

03/25/2014
In 20 years there have only been three structural collapses in Abington Township, Pennsylvania. Still, members of the fire department are out in force--training. "It's a high-risk, low frequency type of rescue situation," said Chris Feder, the Rescue Training Program Coordinator at the Montgomery County Fire Academy. "Unless you work in a major city, you may never see one of these scenarios in a 20-year career." Still, more than 30 Abington Township firefighters braved the elements to attend four Structural Collapse Rescue Training sessions from late February to mid-March. The 20-hour training program prepares firefighters for all of the logistics involved in an unsta...

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