Urban search and rescue workers practice responding to a big earthquake

Urban Search and Rescue workers carry a victim away from a simulated earthquake near Castaic, California, in an April 3, 2019 training exercise.
Urban Search and Rescue workers carry a victim away from a simulated earthquake near Castaic, California, in an April 3, 2019 training exercise.
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Urban search and rescue workers from Los Angeles County and Fairfax, Virginia, met up in Castaic to practice how to respond to an earthquake. For 96 hours, they ran drills, including how to pull people from elevator shafts, collapsed parking structures and crushed cars.