Members of the Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Puerto Vallarta, along with firefighters from Tlaquepaque, Zapopan, Bahía de Banderas and UEPCyB participate in the Course of Rescue in Collapsed Structures Light Level (CRECL), which began on Sunday and concluded this Wednesday, April 25.
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The head of the dependency, Adrián Bobadilla García, said the program provides knowledge and techniques in a scenario with collapsed structures and how to give a first level response, the necessary basis to guarantee the highest percentage of lives saved.
The activities are carried out in the Civil Protection and Firefighters Barracks, in the Lázaro Cárdenas neighborhood, where they specifically “train participants in the search, location and rescue of victims found in collapsed structures, applying the most appropriate organization and procedures safely for first responders and victims.”
In a simulated case, the participants made up of 12 rescuers, assume the initial actions of the first responder when arriving at the scene, apply the Triage START method to the patients who are found on the surface; the techniques of search and signaling, removal, lifting and stabilization of loads for the rescue of patients, as well as stabilizing and correctly extracting patients.
Each working group has the assigned tools and must complete the exercise in a time not exceeding four hours, following the techniques and procedures presented and practiced during the course. They use evaluation format and protective equipment.
The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG for its acronym in English), is a formal network of organizations that respond to disasters, whose original focus was Search and Rescue (SAR), at the urban level. It was established in 1991 as a result of the initiatives of the international search and rescue teams that operated in the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. To facilitate international participation, it has been organized within the framework of the United Nations.