SALINA, Kan. (AP) Roughly 175 search and rescue personnel are converging on Salina over the next three days for the Kansas Technical Rescue Conference.
This is the fourth year of the event sponsored by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, the Kansas Search and Rescue Working Group, the state adjutant general and the Great Plains Joint Regional Training Center.
The first portion of the conference featured presentations about readiness for disasters, including a discussion about the deadly spring tornadoes that struck Alabama.
On Friday and Saturday, crews will use Crisis City located at the Great Plains Joint Regional Training Center for instructions on vehicle and machine rescues, search operations, advanced rope rescue and advanced shoring operations. The final day also will include a simulated tornado strike.