Kansas search, rescue crews to hold training event

SALINA, Kan. (AP) – Search and rescue teams from throughout Kansas will gather near Salina this week for three days of training.

The annual Kansas Technical Rescue Conference opens Tuesday at Crisis City, located at the Great Plains Joint Training Center. Crisis City features a variety of training sites including a collapsed building, piles of rubble, a simulated rail disaster and a high-angle rescue tower.

The conference allows teams from the state’s seven response regions to train together under a uniform set of standards. Classes will include technical rope rescue, shoring operations and K-9 search and rescue.

Several Kansas agencies are sponsoring the exercise.

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