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Fire department training: Structural collapses

Firefighters and trainers worked during a Structural Collapse Training session at the department's training center, 1375 Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The Lexington Fire Dept presented the 80-hour class for its firefighters and other regional first responders. The course was designed to teach responders how to handle situations that may arise during disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes or terrorist attacks. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Firefighters and trainers worked during a Structural Collapse Training session at the department's training center, 1375 Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The Lexington Fire Dept presented the 80-hour class for its firefighters and other regional first responders. The course was designed to teach responders how to handle situations that may arise during disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes or terrorist attacks. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

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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