Visualization of the Week: Building collapse rescue efforts

The BBC pulled data from the International Rescue Corps to create an interactive guide to emergency response efforts in a building collapse.

In the wake of recent building collapses, the BBC addressed the question of what goes into the rescue efforts by creating an interactive guide outlining how rescuers approach a collapsed building.

Using information from the International Rescue Corps, the BBC highlighted the various methods used in rescue efforts, from mining local knowledge of a building and its inhabitants from nearby residents to employing tactics such as dog teams and thermal imaging to knowing when to end the rescue efforts.

Clicking on a highlighted method in the guide brings up an information box with more details on how it’s used and when it’s employed:

Hat tip to the Visual Loop for highlighting this visualization.

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