Nebraska Task Force 1 (NETF1), the Urban Search and Rescue team based at Lincoln Fire and Rescue, will conduct a training exercise Sunday, October 14 at the Fire Protection Building at Southeast Community College, 8800 "O" Street. The exercise is based on a building collapse in a contaminated environment.
The task force will be engaged in operations to assess, identify and locate the source of the contamination; to search for and rescue simulated victims using specialized tools and equipment for operating in a contaminated environment; and to follow appropriate decontamination procedures. About 70 people will be involved with various components of the task force, including task force command, communications, medical, search, rescue, hazardous materials and logistics.
More information on NETF1 is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: usar).