Chief Alan Hausman Leads Rescue

July 19, 2017

Alan Hausman, a member of Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha, is the chief of PA Strike Team #1, an Urban Search and Rescue Team which provides "a coordinated effort of personnel and resources to locate, extricate and provide immediate medical treatment to victims trapped in collapsed structures, in water, in the wilderness, and in mines & tunnels" in southwest Pennsylvania. 


On July 12, 2017, Chief Hausman led the rescue of a woman trapped in a building collapse in Washington, PA. See some of the news coverage below, including an interview with Chief Hausman. 


Other news coverage of the incident:


Observer Reporter|Washington County News: Woman rescued from collapsed Washington Building


Post-Gazette: How hundreds of responders, refrigerator saved woman from collapsed building


Tribune Review: Woman trapped in Washington Co. building collapse rescued


WPXI TV: Woman rescued after 9-plus hours trapped inside collapsed building


WPXI TV: Officials plan demolition of collapsed building in Washington


WTAE TV: Woman rescued from partially collapsed building in downtown Washington, Pa.


WTAE TV: Collapsed building previously cited for code violations

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