On Wednesday morning, a group of Columbia teenagers found out what it feels like to be trapped under tons of rubble and to depend on a well-trained search and rescue dog to save them. Lt. Lee Turner and canine search specialist Kathleen Baska of the Columbia Fire Department followed up a presentation of their search and rescue efforts in New York City and New Orleans by taking the students to “the rubble pile,” a large mound of broken concrete outside the Boone County Fire Training Center intended to look like a collapsed building.
Lessons from the city’s finest
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