Fire department training: Structural collapses

October 7, 2013 

The Lexington Fire Department presented a class for its firefighters and other regional first responders in Structural Collapse Training (SCT). This class was an 80-hour course designed to teach responders how to handle situations that may arise during disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes or terrorist attacks.

Sponsorship for the training came from a Federal Homeland Security grant. Monday was the last day of hands-on training with an exercise designed to use all the skills they learned during the class.

Photos by Charles Bertram | Staff

View the gallery at http://www.kentucky.com/2013/10/07/2864553/structural-collapse-training.html.

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