Foreman Ryan Ruggiero completes "Basic Structural Collapse Operations" & "Medium Level Structural Collapse Concepts" classes
By Vista Fire Department
July 2, 2024

The Vista Fire Department would like to congratulate Foreman Ryan Ruggiero on completing both the "Basic Structural Collapse Operations" and "Medium Level Structural Collapse Concepts" classes at the Westchester County Fire Training Center in Valhalla, New York.

Foreman Ruggiero completed the 8-hour "Basic Structural Collapse Operations" course described as the following:

"Provides specialized training in the realm of building collapse rescue, a threat in every community. Content will include warning signs, collapse causes, void identification, safety precautions, search techniques, team operations, building construction awareness, and initial fire department operations."

Foreman Ruggiero completed the 12-hour "Medium Level Structural Collapse Concepts" course described as the following:

"This classroom program is designed to provide the background knowledge necessary to perform rescue operations at a structural collapse incident. The course includes instruction on: structural construction considerations such as types of construction, construction techniques, terminology and mechanism of collapse based on structure type; detailed concepts of structural shoring systems; void search and rescue operations in structural collapse incidents; structural collapse team organization and operations concepts."

All training is free of charge to the members of the Vista Fire Department and Volunteers are needed! For more info on how you can become a member call: (914)-533-2727, email us at, visit or apply online here: