Illinois Fire Service Institute


Rescue City

This prop's interior provides a simulated, collapsed, heavily-constructed concrete and steel building. Once inside the rescuer will encounter columns that have been compromised in shear "punch thru" collapse. Rescuers conduct horizontal and vertical breaches, construct shoring and cribbing. First responders are challenged to work around office equipment and other obstacles in a search and rescue scenario.

This prop is designed as a two and half story wood frame structure to expose the rescuer to proper shoring techniques, void exploration and victim removal. One wall is designed for exterior shoring exercises. The rescuer will also encounter numerous shoring situations inside the structure. This prop was also designed to have moveable floors and walls. Rescuers will be challenged to work around furniture and appliances in a search and rescue scenario.

This is the largest of the collapse rescue piles in the area dedicated to IFSI's Collapse Rescue Technician program. The prop is constructed of heavy concrete and steel and features an elevator shaft, two stairwells, an office areas and simulated parking garage. Rescuers are challenged to perform numerous breached to access voids and to move within the prop. Crane operations can be incorporated into this prop to allow the rescuer to move large concrete objects within and around the structure.

This pile of concrete and debris allows first responders to do search and rescue training. It is one of two collapse rescue training piles on the southwest corner of IFSI's Champaign campus.

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