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Trench Rescue Operations
Trench collapses are a continuous threat in North Texas due to unique soil content and ongoing construction. The Allen Fire Department is equipped and trained for trench collapse emergencies.

Equipment
The Allen Fire Department boasts the latest equipment to shore up trench walls, including:
  • Pneumatic shores
  • Air quality detectors
  • "Snake" cameras
  • Confined space communication systems
  • Air circulating equipment

Training
Trench rescue technicians receive hours of classroom and field practice. Technicians learn how to properly approach, shore, and remove victims from several kind of trenches.

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