Ill. rescue teams train for bridge collapse, disasters
By Lisa P. White
Copyright 2007 Belleville News-Democrat
SAUGET, Ill. -- If a bridge collapsed here, trapping motorists among the twisted wreckage, members of the St. Clair Special Emergency Services team would be dispatched to help with the rescue efforts.
During the weekend, 25 members of the team participated in the first half of a 46-hour structural collapse operations class. Chief Randy Lay said the team trains to respond to an earthquake, tornado, terrorist event or other calamity.