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Vehicle into Building

Below are two separate incidents where a vehicle went into the building and the building required shoring.  The York County Advanced Technical Rescue Team gave us permission to use the photos below.

Sunday, October 11, 2015 Today at 1600, ATR units were dispatched to the area of Mountain Road and Mill Road in Adams County as the RIT for a working structural collapse incident. While enroute, units were notified that a vehicle had struck a stone barn, entering on the second floor and falling forward through the floor into the basement area. First arriving units quickly recognized the need for shoring before a safe extrication of the trapped patient could begin. Cumberland County Technical Rescue was already on scene beginning shoring operations when YCATR units arrived to support them and provide additional manpower. As the technical rescue teams completed shoring, fire department units were able to begin extricating the patient. Due to the unique angle of the vehicle, position of the patient and time needed for shoring, the rescue operation lasted for an extended period. Teams used Paratech shores and some existing lumber in the barn for shoring. Once the patient was extricated, Hershey Life Lion transported the patient to the hospital for treatment of injuries. YCATR units returned to service at 2100.

Wednesday May 9th at 05:24 when ATR crews were placed on standby by Captain 23, who also requested a ATR Duty Officer to respond to assist with a building evaluation in Manchester Borough for another report of a vehicle into a structure. Upon arrival, ATR 1 (Sanford) determined the building would need to be shored and supported before removing the vehicle which had severely compromised the front and left side of a two story brick office building. Crews from stations 9 and 46 responded with apparatus, leaving stations 36 and 61 in reserve. On scene crews used Paratech Struts and lumber to build a support for the front portion of the building; allowing the vehicle to be safely removed.

 

 

 

York County Advanced Technical Rescue Team

The York County Advanced Technical Rescue Team was formed in the 1990’s as an approach to technical rescues in York County, Pennsylvania.  The team is comprised of four companies: Hanover Fire Department (46), Dover Township Fire Company (9), Yoe Fire Company (36) , and Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company (61).

The York County ATR Team trains yearly in the following disciplines:

  • Building Collapse
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Rope and High Angle Rescue
  • Water Rescue (Swift and Flood)
  • Surface Ice Rescue (Single and Multiple Patients)

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Building Collapse

Rescue Methods BGSU 2021 Rescue Tech Series

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Bowling Green State University State Fire School Certified Rescue Tech

These courses are NFPA compliant and covers all six disciplines of technical rescue operations. Students will utilize the latest and greatest equipment and will put learned skills to the test in intense hands-on scenarios.

General information on the Certified Rescue Technician Program.

Class Schedule

  • Rope Rescue Technician
  • Water Craft Ops / Swift Water Ops
  • Confined Space Technician
  • Vehicle & Machinery
  • Trench Rescue Technician
  • Structural Collapse Operations

Rescue Methods BGSU 2021 rescue tech series with structural collapse ops.

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Shoring

Shoring after a vehicle collision into a house

Anywhere buildings and houses a found, a roadway is not far away.  Vehicles into a structure happen everywhere and make sure you know the shoring resources available from mutual aid or a technical rescue team.

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Vehicle into a porch

Anywhere buildings and houses a found, a roadway is not far away.  Vehicles into a structure happen everywhere and make sure you know the shoring resources available from mutual aid or a technical rescue team.

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Surfside Building Collapse

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Surfside Building Collapse

National US&R Response System

6/30/2021

Currently, every Florida Urban Search and Rescue Task Force is deployed to the collapse of the Champlain Towers South.

Virginia Task Force-Two Activated to Florida – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has activated the Virginia Beach based Urban Search and Rescue Team, Virginia Task Force 2 (VATF2), to deploy to Surfside, Fla., to assist with the Surfside Condo collapse. VATF-2 USAR is one of 28 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Teams positioned across the country. The Virginia Beach Fire Department is the sponsoring agency for VATF-2.

6/27/2021

Current Operations: The National US&R Response System has deployed the following resources at the request of the State of Florida/Region IV; 4 Structures Specialists (from VA- TF2 & VA-TF1) as single resources, and the Blue Incident Support Team Mission Ready Package-Command-IST (15 personnel) to support the management of search and rescue operations. The following three System resources have been issued Alert Orders as NIMS Type 1 US&R Task Forces VA-TF2, VA- TF1 & OH-TF1.

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Miami Dade Fire Rescue Dispatch & Initial Size-Up of the 12 Story Condominium Collapse on Miami Beach.

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