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Rescue Canines Trained For Building Collapses

August 6, 2015
Colson Hicks Eidson

Buildings collapse for many reasons: earthquakes, severe storms, construction accidents. However, the members of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department’s Florida Task Force One are constantly vigilant. Their job is to increase the chances of survival for victims of structural collapses by finding those victims as quickly as possible. To fulfill this duty, the taskforce has many tools, like the ultra-sensitive Delsar listening devices and specialized SearchCam equipment, but one of their greatest tools has to be their rescue canine companions.

The taskforce recently set up a training demonstration where they got to practice their skills and the skills of their furry friends. The pooches went around sniffing for signs of life, and once found, the dogs signaled their handlers who immediately went to work setting up their equipment.

Task Force One has seen action from a college parking garage collapse to an earthquake ravaged Haiti in 2010. They have 200 team members from the ranks of firefighters, structural engineers, doctors and canine handlers, who all risk their own safety to save others. The Colson Hicks Eidson law firm appreciates their service.

How Can An Attorney Help After A Building Collapse?

Some of the clients we have represented in the past owe their lives to rescuers such as these, and surely many of our future clients will rely upon them too. We have experience representing people injured in building collapses caused by construction accidents or negligence. For more information on our attorneys’ experiences, visit our construction accidents page or our garage collapse page.

Colson Hicks Eidson — Construction Accident Attorneys