(Seattle, WA) On March 3rd, Wednesday, Seattle firefighters will practice rescuing victims when an Earthquake happens. The Rescue Training will be held in City of Seattle Joint Training Facility, 9401 Myers Way South.

(Seattle, WA) On March 3rd, Wednesday, Seattle firefighters will practice rescuing victims when an Earthquake happens. The Rescue Training will be held in City of Seattle Joint Training Facility, 9401 Myers Way South.

 

When an earthquake or terrorist attack causes a freeway or building to collapse, rescuing trapped victims will be a top priority. This week, as part of ongoing Department training, Seattle Firefighters are practicing structural collapse rescue. More than 1,000 uniformed Seattle Firefighters will go through the hands on rescue training through the month of March.

Utilizing a specially built collapse prop, the training simulates the kinds of real life conditions firefighters will encounter in an actual disaster. During each session, 16 firefighters will work together in teams to search for and rescue patients using rope rescue equipment, airbags, hydraulic rescue tools, saws, bars, cribbing, rescue baskets and aerial ladders.

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