SERVICES - Structural Specialist
Mr. Eduard C Badiu, PhD, P.E. serves as one of Structural Specialist engineers with South Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team Florida Task Force 2 ( http://www.fltf2.us )
Urban search-and-rescue (US&R) involves the location, rescue (extrication), and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in confined spaces. Structural collapse is most often the cause of victims being trapped, but victims may also be trapped in transportation accidents, mines and collapsed trenches.
Urban search-and-rescue is considered a "multi-hazard" discipline, as it may be needed for a variety of emergencies or disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, storms and tornadoes, floods, dam failures, technological accidents, terrorist activities, and hazardous materials releases. The events may be slow in developing, as in the case of hurricanes, or sudden, as in the case of earthquakes.
For more information about the federal program, please access: http://www.fema.gov/emergency/usr
Additionally, Mr. Eduard C Badiu, PhD, P.E. serves as a Structural Specialist collapse engineer with Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Fire Rescue – Technical Rescue Team.