Urban Search And Rescue (USAR)
It is a common tragedy that often, some of the casualties in the aftermath of natural disasters are rescue workers. Whilst most other people (rightly) try to avoid dangerous areas, rescuers are tasked to enter them as quickly as possible.
As rescue workers know all too well, the sooner victims are saved from the rubble of a collapsed building, the greater their chance of survival. However, this eagerness can put further lives at risk specially without training. In order to create a safe environment for rescue worker to train their skills, Apollo Journey joined forces with Resqtec Zumro. ResQtec has over 4 decades worth of experience in supporting rescue workers around the world in their training. They strive not only to provide rescuers with the best tools, but also with the right knowledge to ensure that accidents do not add to the already devastating toll of disasters.
Together we created a virtual urban search and rescue training course. The aim of the course is to prepare rescuers for the implications of entering collapsed or semi-collapsed structures and how to best look after themselves, in order to save others.