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Oklahoma Firefighters Show Public Earthquake Response Equipment

February 4, 2016

Oklahoma Firefighters Show Public Earthquake Response Equipment

Oklahoma has seen a significant rise in earthquakes over the past several years, and Oklahoma City firefighters are preparing themselves for better earthquake response. They recently purchased heavy duty rescue equipment for one of the city’s fire stations, and they want to make the public aware of the new rescue resources they have in place.

Fire Station 8 is the one that responds to technical rescues, and it is located near SW 15th and Penn. The fire station includes listening devices to find victims in rubble through their orange sensors, which can pick up noises from anyone or anything, even water.

There are also special cameras available that can be used to check deep inside rubble or debris. In cases where victims may be trapped or entombed, fire fighters now have 90-pound jackhammers and chainsaws that can cut through concrete.

OKC Firefighters have also undergone training for earthquake disasters and will continue to train more in the future. They are attending trainings at least six times a year, and the next training session will be held this March.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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