Search and Rescue Operations in California During Flooding: January to March, 1995 [open pdf - 135KB]
This report is part of a series of reports on technical rescue incidents across the United States. Technical rescue has become increasingly recognized as an important element in integrated emergency response. Technical rescue generally includes the following rescue disciplines: confined space rescue, rope rescue, trench/collapse rescue, ice/water rescue, and agricultural and industrial rescue. The intent of these reports is to share information about recent technical rescue incidents with rescuers across the country. The investigation reports, such as this one, provide' detailed information about the magnitude and nature of the incidents themselves; how the response to the incidents was carried out and managed; the impact of these incidents on emergency responders and the emergency response systems in the community; and the lessons learned. The U.S. Fire Administration greatly appreciates the cooperation and information it has received from the fire service, county and state officials, and other emergency responders while preparing these reports.
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