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The rescue topic covers a range of tactical considerations for performing rescues on the fireground or after natural disasters. Use this page to find tips all types of rescue, from aerial rescue to searching for victims in low-visibility. Get the latest news on new ladders, ropes and rescue technology, or videos of dramatic rescues and firefighter bailouts.

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