Structure Collapse Rescue Training

Collapse Rescue Class
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The Park City Fire District hosted a 40-hour Structure Collapse Rescue training program conducted by Tech Rescue Training of Salt Lake City. Under the watchful eye of a Tech Rescue instructor, members of the PCFD Urban Search & Rescue Team, Chris Pruyn, Darren Nelson, Scott Rapshus, and Justin Jolley, use the basic principles of leverage and inclined planes to move a 5,000 lb. section of jersey barrier. Other topics covered from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search & Rescue Field Operations Guide included FEMA procedures, vertical and horizontal shoring techniques, and the location and extrication of victims of structural collapse. (photo by Mark Hoffman)