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September 17, 2015

Contractor digs trenches so that firefighters can practice rescuing construction workers

  • The South King County Fire Training Consortium spends four days each year training in trench rescue.
  • By SHONNESSY GILMORE
    JR Hayes Corp.

    Photos by Tony Perrotti [enlarge]
    One rescuer demonstrates how to safely enter an L-shaped trench.

    When picturing your local fire department, your first thought might be of house fires and roadside emergency response. Their role in construction might not be obvious, but fire rescue squads are the first responders for trench collapses, pinned workers, and deep hole or elevated rescues.


     
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