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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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Last evening we promoted our newest Lieutenant on the Fire District. Lieutenant Zack Dawson received his new helmet at the station in front of family and members of the station.

In addition, firefighters at Station 6 placed the final new apparatus from our bond issue in service. The new squad is a tremendous asset and covers the northern half of the Boone County Fire Protection District territory.
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March 20th, 4:57 pm  ·  

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Are you up for the Challenge?

The Boone County Fire Protection District will offer a Summer Recruit Firefighter Program during June. The Class will be June 5th-30th from 8-5 Monday-Friday. Candidates must be able to attend all sessions. Apply online at bcfdmo.com/training/join-recruit-training/ The deadline for applications is April 7th. For questions, email dday@bcfdmo.com

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March 17th, 2:18 pm  ·  

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