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Trench Rescue Drill

By Steve Yamamoto | October 17, 2011

On October 15, 2011 the Long Beach Fire Department Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) team and Engine 6 conducted a Trench Rescue drill at the Fire Training Center with a total of 16 firefighters.  For the exercise, the ‘victim’ was partially buried about eight feet below ground level simulating an emergency rescue.  Trench Rescue involves shoring up or supporting the sides of a trench and then digging a trapped worker out of an area where a collapse has occurred. This type of rescue is considered to be one of the most dangerous to perform because it requires constant preparation and training in order to keep rescuers safe.  This drill is part of our annual training designed to keep Long Beach Firefighters prepared for such an emergency in our City.

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