The new rules of rescue have improved the way firefighters and other first responders are able to detect, locate, treat, and extract trapped victims in practically any situation by emphasizing factors like innovative training, better equipment, and more intelligent planning by well-informed decision-makers. Whether you live in an urban or rural fire district, working for a paid or volunteer department, increasingly your fire department will be called upon for rescue. Technical Rescue Operations, Volume I: Planning, Training, and Command is a groundbreaking book that lays the framework for responding to technical rescues and disasters of all types in the safest and most effective manner.
Larry Collins has been a captain of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's central USAR Company since 1990. He has been involved in rescue operations worldwide, including the Pentagon collapse during the September 11, 2001 attacks, and the Alfred P. Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City, as well as numerous natural disasters such as the Northridge (CA) earthquake. Collins has been awarded multiple medals of valor for distinguished service.