‘Whatever it takes’: Kentucky fire department helping with 11 story building collapse

  • Source: WKYT-TV CBS/CW 27 Lexington
  • Published: 11/02/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A rescue mission is underway in Eastern Kentucky. Crews are helping to rescue one person after an 11 story building collapsed in Martin County. One person has died. Among the crews helping are Lexington firefighters. Lexington firefighters left around three in the morning on Tuesday and arrived in Martin County around 5:30 a.m. according to Lexington District Chief Derek Roberts. They deployed nine people total, and some of those firefighters are structural collapse specialists. They are assisting with search and rescue efforts for the individual trapped inside the building. ”The training requirements are extraordinary. It takes years to get to that point and so there are very few people in the grand scheme of things in the state that have that level of training, let alone the equipment."


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