With the close of our first full year’s focus on Technical Rescue, we are proud to have been able to provide our readers with an expanded look into the various components of technical rescue operations. Our two most recent podcasts reached out to the EMS side of our family. In September, I...
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Marketing is another element in the facility’s future success. The more people know of the technical rescue building’s existence and capabilities, the more they will use it. Western New York is an area with limited specialized response capability. For that reason, the MCFB is working to create a local response capability to provide these services to members of its immediate community and be available to surrounding counties.
Through multiple years of grant activities related to USAR operations, the MCFB has acquired many of the specialized pieces of equipment needed for these operations. These additions augment the already extensive cache of equipment within the county. With the facility built and the equipment in place, the training and preparedness levels for the community’s responders will only get better.
Projects of this nature require a high degree of coordination before they can function properly. This facility is a cornerstone of the future success of that vision. This third segment on the creation of a technical rescue facility is the end of the series; however, it is not the end of the project. Each year, other props are recommended and reviewed for feasibility in an effort to enhance the school’s ability to offer students the best level of training possible.
As the training facility grows, I will provide updates on new props and activities taking place on campus. Thank you to all the staff at MCC and the MCFB who assisted in the development of this series.