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According to OSHA-USA published statistics, 2.2 rescuers die per victim in confined space rescues. Doug Copp has beaten that estimation time after time. He has worked more than 78 disasters events and tunneled inside of more than 700 collapsed buildings. Through earthquakes, tornadoes, landslides, hurricanes and many other emergency responses, Copp's intense understanding of disaster mitigation and complex demolition has kept him alive. This knowledge and skill have taken him all over the world to teach methods to others.


Now, the Copp Method of urban heavy rescue, based on Doug Copp's far reaching experience, is detailed on a 30 minute tape titled Urban Heavy Rescue The tape includes exclusive and unique footage taken inside collpased buildings combined with computer generated graphics with clear explanations of proven rescue techniques.

Urban Heavy Rescue highlights Copp's actual footage from Los Angeles, Mexico City, El Salvador, Greece, San Francisco, Guadalajara, Costa Rica and Cobe to illustrate skills and safety precautions needed by any resuce team member in a multitude of disaster and collapse situations 

  • Life and victim locating
  • Creating tunneling entry points.
  • The staging area: location and production
  • Utilizing cranes, bulldozers, loaders and bobcats safely for operator and victim.
  • Achieving maximum efficiency of jackhammers and torch crews, air tools and compressors, and hand labor.
  • Military and organized work crews utilization.
  • Establishing command and control of major disasters with multiple sites.
  • Using heavy equipment correctly to make the rescue proceed five times as quickly and greatly increase the safety of the trapped victim and personnel.
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