Kansas Search and Rescue Task Force Team Deployed to Florida for Hurricane Response

Multiple Kansas agencies are deploying first responders to Florida for Hurricane Dorian response efforts as the storm moves closer to the eastern coast of US An Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies has…

Hampshire, UK firefighter deployed in Bangladesh diphtheria crisis

A highly skilled Hampshire firefighter has been deployed to help medical efforts to combat a diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh. Watch Manager of the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) Simon Forster is one…

Hampshire UK Establish Elite Firefighter Hub

A hub of elite firefighters trained to deal with disasters from earthquakes and tsunamis to terror attacks and mass explosions is being assembled in Hampshire, UK. The crews will be based at Eastleigh Fire Station which will have 15 specialist…

An overview of UK high volume pumps

The following article provides the reader with a description of the UK Fire & Rescue Service National Resilience High Volume Pump (HVP) capability and its component parts. Distribution and National Picture The original New Dimension Programme was designed to strengthen…

Tactical Developments in USAR Coordination

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) procedures and techniques have been honed over many years drawing on user / rescuer experiences of tragic events such as earthquakes and typhoons, tsunamis and tornados, as well as man-made crises such as urban terrorist…

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