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Disasterland, USA

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 03:55

An elite team of U.S. rescue workers show Reuters reporter John Shiffman how they practice the life-saving skills they use all over the world at a state-of-the-art disaster training ground.

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Fetuses. Of the collapsed garage. This year is kind of replica of the island world trees. This year. We called this the Oklahoma city's lab. This is we called that would maker this is exactly what it looked like in Oklahoma City. When admiral building is. -- was -- and so. Obviously you anybody down below that. Is it kills and you know unfortunately in Murrow building. We haven't but he injured but it listeners who responded out there to -- somebody so somebody hurt she on the rock while. Piece of debris fell from the fourth or fifth floor. There and hadn't killed. You know I mean -- praised the woman for her bravery and for compassion. You know we're not in this is putrid life for. These guys obviously are construction crew based on what to rescue team requires with the united -- you're playing. Worried they have to make a makeshift latter. These guys went they have -- assigned to them they have all the tools. And the skills to basically build anything and everything -- our receptionist -- -- he wants us. Lehman of safety officer and paramedic and and on the -- of corporate which we get on the site will set up portable cash. Which basically will have certain tools each team has their own specialty assigned to them. They'll come here that they would perform some rope rescue missions Ives who were accessing a bit lately is we have here is gently using some rope tied off. -- so leaking quickly safely and effectively ended up to the third floor without that latter biggest complexity in this. Is having everybody stepping over different types of debris. They can show you don't twist an ankle again -- -- something. -- you got at least five people on on a patient. So their package you can see they are -- -- be established. And obviously having a piece of wood underneath it's a makeshift backward we realized it is an inherent danger. For us going into it already damaged building this or structurally unstable and the possibility of another aftershock war another earthquake. Because you've got another victim stated on here. -- -- -- We have certainly done here. This here's a stokes basket so they're basically at least in this basket patient goes in the basket and he basically then ruled him off and basically -- down to an environment where the key members -- basically get him. Provide emergency medical care -- outside we can have local -- mass transport him to a local hospital. So here you have probably three or four operations going on at same time we've. Yet you your medical guys prepping equipment EKG like pac. Social went in cardiac arrest you actually differently if they need to they can do which will lead the KG. They can transmit that he KG back to base back to hospital. You know certainly all the lessons we bring back home and unfortunately we've had an opportunity on 9/11. I'm so dependent on right now backyard on and to counties for you were next -- so we respond to the Pentagon all of those. Lessons and issues that we've been on. We come up we find a plane to a building well. That dozens prices because we've been to places where and misses him and blown up we've been to where you know skyscrapers have basic collapsed so you hit the Pentagon and -- right. Been there done that I knew exactly how to access his -- to all those lessons and experiences. Paid off for -- our international partners what for the American people because those harbor and lessons that we had. Got to be put into place.

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Disasterland, USA

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 03:55