Tallahassee Fire Department Drill

Fighting fires is an everyday task for Tallahassee firefighters. Now they're ready to battle other disasters.

Saturday, firefighters with the Tallahassee Urban Search and Rescue Team conducted a drill simulating a building collapse. Digging through cement and debris, rescuers worked to save two victims buried in the rubble.

Andrea Jones, the Division Chief of Training, says, "As always, when you deal with rescue time it is a factor, but it should never overcome the factor of safety. We work safe and as fast as we can safely do."

This drill is the final stage of the search and rescuers training. Once they get all the proper equipment they can be deployed throughout the state of Florida.


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