Honoring the Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995

April 19, 1995 was a day that will never be forgotten in the Urban Search and Rescue community as 168 people, including 19 children, were killed when a truck bomb detonated at the Alfred P. Murrah building. Nearly 300 other buildings were damaged or destroyed however the main operational site was the 9-story federal building. US&R workers from all over the country responded and worked tirelessly, with the ever-famous “widow-maker” slab of concrete perilously suspended above until it was secured. This tragic event propelled the US&R program and many valuable lessons were learned and built upon as a result. This event, like the other major incidents remains etched in history but even more strongly, in the minds of all the responders and the community involved.


Devastating Tornadoes Hit the South

In recent weeks, a series of deadly tornadoes have swept through the southern United States, leaving behind a trail of devastation and destruction. The tornadoes,