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Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 120, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the huge number of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.
You’ve arrived at a building collapse site in the aftermath of an earthquake. Treat this response as you would any other incident, but remember that your incident may be one of many, and you may need to operate with fewer resources initially than you would on a single-site incident.
Due to budget reductions, fire departments across the country have had to reduce levels of support staff along with highly trained firefighters/paramedics. Many departments haven’t been able to take advantage of training or purchase needed equipment due to their lack of funding.
On August 24, 2009, 45-year-old Lieutenant Charles “Chip” McCarthy and 34-year-old Firefighter Jonathan S. Croom died in an early morning fire after a partial first floor collapse at a mixed occupancy commercial/residential structure. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs