Host Bob Duemmel talks with New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJTF-1) Rescue Leader Michael Daley and NJTF-1 Paramedic Sean Conboy about the July 16 parking garage collapse in Hackensack, NJ. This podcast was recorded during the live session of "The Buzz on Technical Rescue" at Firehouse Expo.
The two detail the response of local and statewide emergency response teams, including the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) and NJTF 1, to the collapse. The teams worked to ensure that no occupants were in the parked cars or inside the structure at the time of the collapse.
The collapse was initially dispatched as a water flow alarm and quickly turned into a multi-jurisdictional incident.
Bob, Mike and Sean review the items that all emergency responders need to remember in the wake of a large scale incident such as the collapse.