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Central VFC of Elizabeth Township

Thanks to the Central VFC of Elizabeth Township for sending us the pictures and narrative written by Lieutenant Randy Hoke.  At 0136 hours on August 14, 2016, all 147 personnel were dispatched to 1501 Lovedale Rd. (Bella’s Upholstery) in Lincoln Boro to assist with a vehicle into a structure. 147 Rescue and 147 Attack went enroute to the scene. Upon arrival on scene, personnel from 147 Rescue confirmed one vehicle into a structure with entrapment. On scene personnel shored the structure before accessing the patient compartment. On scene personnel then removed the rear section of the roof with the O-Cutters, at the B & C posts, as well as both rear doors. Due to the power seat, the driver’s seat back was also removed via an electric sawzall. The patient was then extricated from the vehicle and turned over to on scene EMS. After extrication, secondary hazards were mitigated to safely remove the vehicle from the structure upon the arrival of the tow company. Upon the removal of the vehicle, 1800-Boardup secured the structure with their own equipment. At 0425 hours, all 147 equipment and personnel were clear of the scene.

Mike Smith, Absolute Rescue's Editor in Chief, is a veteran of the fire/rescue service in Michigan, who also works in the automotive industry as a designer. Have an idea of suggestion for the site? Contact Mike here

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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Building Collapse

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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Delivery Truck Into a Home

The type of call that can happen anywhere at anytime.  It can be an impaired driver or a complete accident. Either way, it can happen and we need a plan to stabilize the structure especially if any occupants are trapped in the vehicle and/or the structure.

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Vehicle into a Structure

The type of call that can happen anywhere at anytime.  It can be an impaired driver or a complete accident. Either way, it can happen and we need a plan to stabilize the structure especially if any occupants are trapped in the vehicle and/or the structure. Do you have the right equipment to shore the structure? If not, who around you does and what’s their equipment cache and staffing levels for USAR type calls?

Here’s a few pictures that the Middlesex County Urban Search and Rescue Team posted on their Facebook page of a delivery truck that crashed into an occupied structure.

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