EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT URBAN SEARCH & RESCUE VEHICLE EXTRICATION
Urban Search and Rescue (USAR,also known as Urban SAR) involves the location, extrication, and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in structural collapse due to natural disasters, mines and collapsed trenches. The causes of USAR incidents can be categorized as accidental and deliberate. Structural collapse incidents can comprise unstable or collapsed structures in an unsafe position. Usually collapse incidents leave voids inside the debris that can result in numerous casualties trapped under large amounts of very heavy and often unstable debris. USAR services can be faced with complex rescue operations within hazardous environment. Incidents experience shows that people are often found alive many hours and days after rescue operations commence, and the corresponding services should be
10 am to 6 pm
Given a simulated collapsed structure situation,participants working in teams of 8 will plan and conduct a search for live victims utilizing canines they have trained and managed. Search techniques will be in accordance with procedures taught in the course.
Urban Search and Rescue respondents i.e.; Fire Departments, Police Departments and Rescue Groups associated with the government emergency response system.