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Date:
June 27, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Deputy Chief John Huff, 441-8351


TASK FORCE TO CONDUCT URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE SIMULATION EXERCISE MONDAY

Nebraska Task Force 1 (NETF-1), the Urban Search and Rescue Team based at Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR), will conduct a simulation exercise Monday June 30 as part of “structural collapse” technician course. The exercise is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 30 at the LFR Training Center, 3rd and South streets. The media is invited to attend the training exercise between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon.

The exercise scenario is based on a collapse of a concrete and steel building with people trapped inside. The exercise will involve using heavy rescue skills such as breaching concrete and steel to reach simulated “victims” and shoring and stabilizing unstable structural elements. Specialized tools and equipment will be used to make access into the concrete and steel structural elements.

About 20 personnel will participate in the exercise, and various components of NETF-1 will be mobilized to support operations, including command, communications, medical, search, rescue, hazmat and logistics.

This exercise will provide the media an opportunity to inform our community about the capability of NETF-1. For more information, contact NETF-1 Program Manager John Huff at 441-8351.


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