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

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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