A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least 10 people and trapping many others, officials said.
Rescue workers used cranes, shovels and their bare hands in search operations that resumed early Friday in the rubble of a building that collapsed last month in Beirut’s catastrophic explosion, hoping to find a survivor after a pulsing signal was detected.
Steel pickets are easy to install, and the picket is a versatile tool for firefighters and rescue technicians, writes Jeremy Rifflard.
Rescue teams pulled more bodies from the rubble of Beirut's port Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital, killing nearly 150 people and wounding thousands.
Structures specialists are licensed structural engineers who have received additional US&R training from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA. They normally support heavy rescue teams and function as advisors when the teams are performing search and rescue inside of damaged buildings. However, the insights they provide to those teams can be useful to all firefighters regardless of in which seat or vehicle they ride.
At a partial building collapse, the integration of urban search and rescue members, local responders, medical personnel, and crane operators ensured success in retrieving victim.
On the morning of January 27, 2019, Edgewater (NJ) volunteer firefighters hosted a multi-unit, multi-department drill at a large, vacant cinema for search and rescue purposes. See photos and learn more from Ron Jeffers.
Eric Grootendorst explains the benefits of maximizing the skills of your department’s technical rescue team.
Al Studt talks to Walt Lewis about how the U.S. National Grid can be integrated with exiting information systems to help geolocate emergency locations in wildland trails, hydrants, FDC connections, and more.
Stephen Coover looks at how you can improve a bad situation through the creation of an Identification Chief, an American version of an Israeli Population Behavior Officer.