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Urban search and rescue (US&R) involves the location, rescue (extrication), and initial medical stabilization of individuals. Structural collapse is most often the cause for people being trapped, but individuals may also be trapped in transportation accidents, mines, and collapsed trenches.

Urban search and rescue is considered a “multi-hazard” discipline, as it may be needed for a variety of emergencies or disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, storms, tornadoes, floods, dam failures, technological accidents, terrorist activities, and hazardous materials releases. The events may be slow in developing, as in the case of hurricanes, or sudden, as in the case of earthquakes.

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Good luck to Station 10 Lieutenant Kyle Kuehmichel and his wife Kristen who are moving to Lincoln Nebraska. Thank you both for your dedication to the Fire District and to the citizens of Boone County. Best wishes on your next adventure! ... See MoreSee Less

June 23rd, 6:51 pm  ·  

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Our summer recruit class is going great. Recruits have learned skills for firefighting, search and rescue, treatment of emergency medical patients, hazardous materials, and many other skills required to be a firefighter. Yesterday's training on extrication was a favorite of many of the recruits. They have about a week left before they will be released to their stations to run calls. ... See MoreSee Less

June 22nd, 3:42 pm  ·  

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