Search & Rescue in Ocala
Disasters happen. But how do first responders around the country prepare for them? Many come to Ocala. Crumbled buildings, slabs of concrete and blown up cars paint the aftermath of a disaster no one ever dreams of happening.
"You never know when something like 911 will happen again, " Michael Kelly, Logistics Director for Safety Solutions International told TV20.
SSI is a private company that makes sure search and rescue teams are ready if a disaster does strike.
"People that are trapped should feel pretty confident that we will get to them in time," Army Soldier Kyle Callahan said.
Up to 240 soldiers train at SSI at a time. They come from all over the nation. They can stay for weeks, sometimes months at a time. They stay at local hotels and get to know the city, giving a boost to the economy.
Safety Solutions International also trains first responders in hazmat, natural disaster, and terrorist attack scenarios.
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