On June 25th, crews from Station 1 participated in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) training out at Portland Fire & Rescue's (PF&R) Training facility. During the training, crews spent time constructing various types of shoring to use to prop up windows, doorways, and walls. These activities provide hands-on training for firefighters would respond during an actual structural collapse.
As you can see from the photos, PF&R’s Training facility has a simulator which allows firefighters to practice using the shoring props they built.
Station 1’s Captain Dan reports that next month, crews will be conducting tactical training to simulate a bridge rescue and practice training with equipment that would be used in those types of rescues. Stay tuned to the Fire Blog for more information on this upcoming training.
Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
July 6, 2010