Guilford Firefighters Attend Intense 80 Hour Training

The Guilford Fire Department conducted an intense 80 hour Structural Collapse Technician Course over a two week period. Twenty-four members of the department took part in the course that included classroom lectures and practical skill evolution's. This course was funded through a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant. SPEC Rescue International provided training that was developed by FEMA structural engineers. Topics included structural collapse training for assessing and mitigating different collapses in all types of buildings to facilitate search and rescue operations. Theory, principle and relationships of how and why collapse events occur and how to mitigate them for successful

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