TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EXCAVATION COLLAPSE EMERGENCIES

06/01/1998
TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EXCAVATION COLLAPSE EMERGENCIES BY ROBERT RHEAPublic safety personnel responsible for mitigating trench collapse entrapments will face a challenging test. Rescuers accustomed to taking quick action and mitigating rescue situations in short order will quickly realize that trench collapse entrapments often become long-term operations. Effective management of a trench collapse incident requires accurate analysis of the incident, strong scene-control techniques, proper hazard-control applications, and effectual support operations.Excavation collapse situations can occur while constructing new underground utilities, repairing existing underground utilities, repairin...

To access this articles and others like, join the Fire Engineering Training Network today.

  Gain unlimited access to the most comprehensive database of firefighter training info in the world.

  Membership in the Fire Engineering Training Network includes:

  • Exclusive Online Access to FireEngineering.com News & Articles
  • Fire Engineering Magazine Historical Archives (Online-Only)
  • Annual Print Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine
  • Annual Digital Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine

Join Now

 Already a member? Scroll down to the Login form below to access this article.

LOGIN TODAY

FE Logo

Log into Fire Engineering and you'll have total access to the industry's leading online resource for finest training simulations, articles, instructional videos and much more.