Training for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) in the UK

USAR in the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has undergone some dramatic changes over the last few years. Given that the formal introduction of the capability didn’t start until after the events of 9/11, the capability has never truly…

A focus on specialist rescue teams

Devon and Somerset Fire Rescue Service (DSFRS) now has three full Specialist Rescue Teams in the Service area which serves a resident population of 1.4 million. Set up over ten years ago and with incidents rising every year, the Service…

Training for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) in the UK

USAR in the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has undergone some dramatic changes over the last few years. Given that the formal introduction of the capability didn’t start until after the events of 9/11, the capability has never truly…

Plus size evacuation – What is the solution?

One of the consequences of modern living with its obtundents of high energy foods and energy saving devices is that it is all too easy to consume more energy than we are using. If the human body takes in more…

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