The Ray Downey DVD Collection


This series is a timely statement that considers nationally publicized collapses, including those caused by natural disasters, terrorism, and fire. Originally released as separate videotapes in 1994, this collection covers construction and collapse knowledge, as well as incident planning and operational procedures. The series is consistent with NFPA 1470, outlining current techniques and procedures.

Featuring Collapse Rescue for the Fire Service

  • Part 1 Building Construction (approx. 17 mins.)
  • Part 2 Collapse Causes and Types (approx. 18 mins.)
  • Part 3 Strategic Considerations of Structural Collapse (approx. 23 mins.)

The collection includes the bonus film, Rescue Operational Planning: Factors for Success, based on Chief Downey’s book and featuring his 12-point plan for heavy-rescue incidents.


Item #: 1593701307