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The FireRescue1 Technical Rescue resource page offers news related to technical rescue incidents as well as expert analysis focused on detailing tech rescue skills for beginner- and advanced-level skills.

Animal Rescue
First responders in Ipswich faced having to rescue a horse that had partially fallen through the stable floor
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Rope rescue work used to save victim at Great Falls in Salisbury
Colorado Springs firefighters used a ladder truck during the technical rescue at a UCHealth Memorial Central Hospital parking lot
A Louisville firefighter was lowered to rescue the driver as the cab of her rig hung off the bridge after a crash
Overland Park firefighters faced a worker buried up to his waist 15 feet below the ground
Back to basics – sounding and walking on the roof, using roof ladders, working from an aerial, cutting the hole and punching through
Animal Rescue
North Canaan firefighters were lowered into a rock quarry to rescue the injured terrier
First responders from four agencies rescued several people in an underground intercontinental ballistic missile silo in Arapahoe County
First responders, surgical staff in Temple worked for over four hours to rescue people pinned inside their vehicle under the load
The construction worker was freed by DeKalb County Fire and Rescue after he became trapped in a trench collapse
Catoosa County officials believe the man might have been trapped for more than a day
First responders from several agencies used nine sets of tubes during a technical rescue in Gridley
Paulding County first responders faced a worker buried up to his neck in a 20-foot deep trench
Extrication
Eloy Fire District crews heard faint signs of life coming from the wreckage and quickly mobilized extrication with hydraulic tools
Vancouver firefighters used wooden blocks to support the bus as they lifted it off the boy using hydraulic struts
Vancouver firefighters positioned Engine 1 beneath the man to lessen his fall, which came as the man attempted to rest his feet on a second line
The plane landed in trees in a heavily wooded area; despite the challenging terrain, the Shelter Cove FD, supported by mutual aid, successfully rescued two adults and a 2-year-old girl
Animal Rescue
The horse was in a “tight” area, making for “a challenging rescue” that included a number of different approaches Orange County Fire Authority said
The West Henrietta Fire Department established “a collapse zone” under the bridge due to the semi’s precarious position
Birmingham firefighters worked to rescue the driver from under the beam, estimated to weigh 60,000 pounds
Truckee Meadows Firefighter-Paramedic Alex Hughes and Captain Greg Lompa on the harrowing call involving the “Avengers” actor
Louisville Firefighter Bryce Carden credits teamwork in the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge rescue
A Louisville firefighter was lowered to rescue the driver as the cab of her rig hung off the bridge after a crash
Fire companies in Harlem faced several occupants hanging from windows and jumping from upper floors
The after-action report information from the Boise hangar collapse focuses on rescues, triage and scene safety