Technical Rescue Operations Team members conduct training this week on trench collapse incidents

Technical Rescue companies from around the county conducted rigorous trench collapse training this week at the VA-TF1 training site in Lorton, Virginia.

Members where tasked with securing a trench with trench boxes to assure no additional material would collapse on the simulated victim.  Crews worked swiftly to place the shores and panels and extricate the simulated victim.

Company 14, Burke and company 21, Fair Oaks are featured in the photos.

Photos provided by Northern Virginia Fire Buffs-Derrick Welsh