The World’s Most Experienced Rescuer Offers to Recover the Body Dangling From The Hard Rock Hotel Collapse-New Orleans

An open letter to the Mayor of New Orleans, The Fire Chief, local Officials, The Hard Rock Hotel Corporation, The Construction Company, the involved Insurance Companies and most importantly the families of the victims.

I just became aware that a dead body has been dangling, with feet sticking out from, an upper floor of the Hard Rock Hotel, in New Orleans. This has been a visual gruesome nightmare for the last 3 months. Obviously, nobody or any organization has the skill to recover this victim of a construction collapse or it would have been done, by now. A tarp had been lowered to cover the body from public view. The wind shifted the tarp and the dead body came into public view. This created a public relations horror story for New Orleans prior to Mardi Gras.

From my experience, I know exactly what to do.

I have searched 896 collapsed buildings most of them far more dangerous than this; because of continuing aftershocks. Aftershocks further collapsed 3 buildings while I was inside of them. I assure you that this was frightening. It felt like, adrenaline was squirting out of my ears. I did survive because I knew what to do, to avoid being crushed.

In context according to OSHA (Dept of Occupational Safety and Health Administration USA) statistically, 60% of ‘rescuers’ are killed every time one of them tries to enter a collapsed building. So, I have been skillful enough to do something 896 times with a 60% probability of death. I was told by a VP of Underwriting that my premium would be $940. per $1,000 of coverage because I had already approached the actuarial certitude of death (1989).

At least 100 of those buildings that I have searched were more complicated than the Hard Rock Hotel collapse.

From my experience, I know exactly what to do.

Let me correct several misleading and wrong public comments about this scenario. Proposals to use a helicopter would be a mistake. Helicopters have a restricted altitude of 1,000 ft above a collapsed building. This is due to the downwash force from the blades causing a further collapse in a damaged building.

Airbags to lift the concrete were suggested. Airbags are clumsy, crude and imprecise. They are not suitable for a collapsed building which requires precise control.

Using a jlift, crane or ladder truck is probably too short to reach the height necessary.

Rappelling down the side of the building over the rubble is a possibility. It will be dangerous because it is not possible to descend directly above the victim.

The first choice is to enter the collapse from the undamaged area and tunnel to the victim. If the search route is blocked by concrete then it will be necessary to cut an access route through the concrete without causing vibration. Normal concrete cutting tools will be unusable, pneumatic tools will cause further collapse.

In 1986 it was necessary at a collapsed building in Greece, for us to improvise. We used an Oxy-Acetaline setup with a 10 ft long galvanized pipe to blast a cutting flame out the end of the pipe. The effect was that the concentrated heat caused the moisture inside of the concrete to turn into vapor. The concrete under the torch popped off like popcorn. This resulted in an ability to cut an entry hole through concrete without causing vibration and allowed for precise cutting.

Understand that a ‘complete’ body will not be recovered. My experience is that dead bodies do not remain intact for long. Rats are drawn by the scent. I would plan to place the remains in a body bag for obvious reasons.

For 35 years, I have worked at more than 100 major disasters. I have more than 1,000 thankyou letters and awards from Presidents, Prime Ministers, Royalty and others throughout the world.

At every single disaster, I worked as an unpaid volunteer. I do not want any financial gain. I pray to God before I go inside of any collapsed building. I would not dare to do it for money. I do not want to be paid for this mission.

My Health issues: I was severely injured at 911. I was first hospitalized on Sept 27, 2001. I have been severely and chronically ill every single day since. Enough poison toxified my body for 510 people to be legally certified as lead poisoned. Thousands of toxins; including 35 neural toxins at levels up to 5,000 times the ‘normal’ safe limit were found in my bloodstream.

Now, my intellectual capabilities, my general health have improved to the point that I can do this. Nobody knows as much about collapsed buildings as me.

A team of neural specialists has determined that my neural toxicity/degeneration will leave me completely paralyzed. They informed me that there is nothing that can be done to prevent this. I have had some success, using my own research at slowing down the progressive paralysis; however, my extremities are becoming numb.

Now, is the time. Perhaps, this will be my last mission.

Finally regarding demolition: I worked throughout North America doing the most complicated and sometimes ‘impossible’ jobs with a creative flair. It was reported that the Hard Rock Hotel Corporation/ Construction Company wanted to use a ‘regular’/slow /conventional demolition method.

The Mayor is under tremendous political pressure to recover the victim. Mardi Gras brings $400 million/yr to NOLA. It was reported that she is choosing a ‘controlled’ demolition method. In other words ‘imploding’. Normally, imploding a building requires using jackhammers to remove the concrete from concrete-encased steel columns. Then all of the exposed steel beams have ‘shape charges’attached (when ignited they give off enough heat to cut the steel that they are strapped onto.) Finally, all of the columns are tied together with steel cables. The shaped charges are ignited in the desired pattern to allow a ‘domino effect’ to take place pulling the building in any downward direction required.

Using a completely ‘controlled demolition’ method would endanger the lives of all the workers on site. The vibration would cause unwanted and unpredictable collapse during the preparation process. I recommend a combination of both methods. Use a controlled demolition process in the least damaged areas and normal demolition in the collapse area.

I will forward this offer to the appropriate persons. I am in New Orleans. I planned to stay a short time; however, I will stay longer if necessary.

I understand the legal issues, the numerous lawsuits, the ‘politics’, the bureaucracy and a litany of other problems that prevent us from doing the right thing. This is the USA.

Finally, I will sign a ‘hold harmless’ agreement drawn up by the lawyers of the involved parties. If I should be injured or killed then neither myself, nor my heirs will receive any compensation, of any kind, whatsoever.

I  do have a requirement: I demand that I am in complete charge inside of the collapsed building. If anyone else makes a mistake then they will kill everyone. I know what I am doing. My instructions will be followed precisely. If anyone else comes inside then they will do as I do, walk where I walk and go where I go. They will follow my precise footsteps.


Doug Copp


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“Christmas and New Year Rescue Humor. The Connections Between Whiskey, Cognac and Locating Dead Bodies or Will You Ever Drink Champagne Again?” Christmas and New Year Rescue Humor.

The Connections between Whiskey, Cognac and Locating Dead Bodies or Will You Ever Drink Champagne Again?

To all my friends I wish a Happy and Wonderful New Year.

Update: My health is very much better due to 10 different liposomal medicinal formulas of my own creation. I have lost 40 lbs., My waist is 31 inches and I have delayed if not stopped the medical prognosis from 2 different groups of medical specialists who had said that the progressive degeneration of my neurological system caused by 32 different neuro-toxins at the World Trade Center; would result in complete paralysis and blindness.

We will see if my formulas have ‘cured’ or merely ‘temporarily stopped’ this medical prognosis. Time will tell.

I am changing my life: I have decided to ‘downsize’ my life. I plan to divest myself of most material things and devote my life to helping orphans and other helpless, worthy people. I am too sick, too old, too beat up and too exhausted to go back to the demands of major disaster search and rescue. I can’t crawl through collapsed buildings anymore; but, I can do what I can do.

I will be putting up a new post; as soon as, I get the 100 pix from India of the 120 orphan girls that I used my own ‘Christmas Present’, to send to a zoo with a picnic. The joy of the faces of these little girls and the little bit of hope it brought them makes me happier than any material present; could possibly do. It made me feel God’s warmth inside of my soul.

I think all the children will become inspired and have hope if we help this little girl fix her teeth.

a group of friends inside the zoo.

The girl in the front has deformed teeth. I plan to pay for her to have a dentist fix her problem.

Having fun at the zoo.

2 of the girls outside of the zoo entrance












Follow this link, to my facebook page, to help pay for the surgery to fix, this orphan girl’s teeth:

You must not only be good. You must try to be wise. I hope and pray for ‘wisdom’ to do more good things with my life.

I find the following post amusing and have made a tradition of reposting every year. The earthquake in Mexico City caused me to have the worst autoimmune system attack; since my initial exposure at the World Trade Center. Two weeks of daily anti-biotic intravenous treatments saved me. I expect that another few months of medical treatment will stabilize me back to my medical condition prior to the Mexico City Earthquake. I look forward to a wonderful year filled with purpose and satisfaction.

Necessity is the mother of invention. I had to make my own. I have severe allergic-ìmmune system responses, to a multitude of toxins; that my body ingested; while searching, under the 911 rubble. I have respiratory attacks, immune system attacks, cerebral edema attacks, digestive system attacks, toxic glaucoma events, and neurological attacks

I must be keenly aware of everything that my body comes into contact with. This has lead me to make my own wine, beer and spirits that contain no toxins (preservatives).

Some basic principles of life were used, by me, to create several of my inventions. I learned, a long time ago; that ALL creatures, from an elephant to a human, to a bacteria or a yeast have common requirements, to exist.

All creatures must eat. They must eat in order to obtain energy for life. As a result of eating, all creatures create by-products, from the process of eating. These by-products are gaseous, liquid and solid in form. In humans, we refer to these by-products as farts, urine and feces. Yeast and bacteria do the same thing.

When yeast eat sugar they give off gases (think of champagne bubbles as farts), they give off liquid (alcohol is yeast urine ) and they give off solids (the solids in the bottom of a carboy, of wine, before bottling is actually yeast feces).

Whiskey is the mixture of yeast, water and sugar. After the yeast have eaten all the sugar then the urine is distilled out and placed in a ‘burned’ oak barrel to absorb the flavorings and color of the burned wood.

Cognac is the collected urine of yeast eating the sugars in grape juice. Then this yeast urine is distilled out, placed in a burned oak barrel, for flavoring and colors.

Different types of sugars make different tastes of yeast urine.

My Copp Casualty locator was used at the World Trade center and many other disasters, to detect ‘farts,’ produced by human flesh-eating bacteria. The device tested the gases, rising from the rubble and located the point of exit of the flesh-eating bacteria farts.

When you think about it…… farts, urine and feces, from bacteria and yeast have made a huge impact in out world.

So when you have a glass of champagne on New Year’s Eve you might have a ‘giggle’ thinking about ‘high society’ socialites, in their elegant gowns, drinking yeast urine and their bubbly farts. If they only thought about it.

Merry Christmas. Happy New Year and enjoy your glass of ‘bubbly’.

Yeast urine and flatulence make for a Merry Time with humans.

Yeast urine and flatulence make for a Merry Time with humans.

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‘Duck and Cover’ Kills More People, in India. Repost from April 2013.


Duck and Cover kills more people, in India, Building Collapse.

There was a collapse of an illegally constructed building in Mumbai; which collapsed killing 62 people.

Most importantly read the rest of this article/blog post and the ‘triangle of life blogs and videos, on this blogsite and at, to learn how they could have survived with ‘the triangle of life’:

Duck and Cover kills more people, in India, Building Collapse.
In a message dated 4/7/2013 1:39:08 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:
Post at Emergency Management Linkedin Site :
Building Collapse , in Mumbai, India kills 62, today’s date ..illegal structure.
Doug CoppSome people may not be aware that this is a common problem, in many great cities. Lima has a section of hundreds of thousands of buildings being constructed illegally, Istanbul the same . The government puts in streets, lights etc later but doesn’t remove or give title to the hundreds of thousands of illegal constructors. I have spent a lot of time around and in these places.Mumbai is similar but it even has illegal skyscrapers. After the Gujarat Earthquake (100,000 dead) I was invited to a Penthouse Party, in a skyscraper. I asked the billionaire owner why the 50 story building, next to us, had all the lights turned off. He told me that it was shut down. For political reasons and financial revenge the owner was allowed to complete the construction of the skyscraper; but he was never allowed to occupy it. It was left as a symbol, of the power, of the individual who shut him down.FYI buildings collapse, in Istanbul, almost on a daily basis. Mumbai and Lima less so.
Comment 2:
The billionaire invited me to his Penthouse Party for drinks and talks because I was a ’cause celebre’, throughout India. The above youtube link is one of a hundred youtube videos of my saving lives around the world.(amerrescue and amerrescuegmail channels). The video was a thank you gift form the ancestral ‘ruler’ of the Gujarat Earthquake Region, Maharajaha Pragmalji !!!. He is seen on the grounds of one of his 7  Palaces (The one that I was his guest at). He thanks me for saving his people’s lives, reducing suffering and calming his nerves.
Tha Maharakah wrote a letter to Doug Copp, thanking him.

Tha Maharakah wrote a letter to Doug Copp, thanking him.

My friend, The Maharajah was a good friend of the billionaire. The people, at the party, had; also, seen me on Indian TV, a Government of India TV Program, the Front Page of The Times of India (10 million circulation per day) and the Daily Mumbai paper Front Page These newspapers and others concerning my work, in India, can be read at: and

Doug Copp, Front Page Times of India (circulation 10 million per day.)

Doug Copp, Front Page Times of India (circulation 10 million per day.)

Doug Copp Front Page Mumbai Daily Leading Paper

Doug Copp Front Page Mumbai Daily Leading Paper

The Indian Government was very grateful to me for creating the mitigation plan that reduced the Ministry of Health’s estimate of 250,000 deaths due to a plague 0 (Zero). The death of 100,000 people during the earthquake was expected to be minor to the loss of life from subsequent events.

FYI, 100,000 people died in Western style buildings and none died in the traditional, rural Indian Structure. There are a few pictures of me crawling inside of these Western Style Structures and some squashed bodies, at my website.

Unfortunately the ‘triangle of life’ had not yet spread throughout India or most of those people would have survived.

The following was copied from,the home page, of my website, The Business and Economy Magazine Article (Premier Business Magazine of India) describes ‘Duck and cover’ as ‘passe’:

*Read the Business Journal Magazine Article*

*or go directly to the Business and Economy Magazine website*





“Techniques like drop, cover and hold-on are passé. “Duck and cover results in a 98% death rate when buildings collapse. The only people who survive are those who do the ‘triangle of life’. This is either intentionally or as a result of panicking, fleeing, being knocked to the floor and somehow finding themselves in a survivable void. If the masses followed the ‘triangle of life’, there would be a major shift from death to survivability, in earthquakes,” says Doug Copp, Professor of Disaster Mitigation at the International Institute of Disaster Reduction Institute.”


Ravi Inder Singh Correspondent—FEATURES Business & Economy, 4P’s Business and Marketing, and The Sunday Indian (TSI)


Comments from the ‘experts’:

On the post,  Luke Dam,  an emergency management ‘personality’; responded, with the usual personal attack, never bothering to watch the video, from the Maharajah or read the Indian Newspaper articles in which I appeared. Oblivious of any reality.

As always, they fight reason, intelligence and facts by ‘sticking out their tongue’. The brains of an idiot, the face of a pig and a complete total disregard for human life. The morality of a cigarette company executive. They rely completely upon each other as ‘experts’, instead of experience, knowledge and facts.

“The trough will; always be busy, so long as, the trough is full.”

It is a wonderful thing that The Triangle of Life’ continues to spread, all over the world; in-spite of,  ‘the greedy little piggies’.

The World's Most Important Safety Device. It has saved an entire school of children for less than $50-$90. It gives you enough warning, before *YOU FEEL*the destructive earthquake waves, to save your life. It really works! and it is fabulous!

The World’s Most Important Safety Device. It has saved an entire school of children for less than $50-$90. It gives you enough warning, before *YOU FEEL*the destructive earthquake waves, to save your life. It really works! and it is fabulous!

A Sampling of some ‘Triangle of life’ toys, brochures, school desks, developments from, around the world:

Triangle of Life Cut -out toys for South American children.

Triangle of Life Cut -out toys for South American children.

This 't of l desk was purchased by the Ministry of Education, in mainland China, for 'elite' schools.

This ‘t of l desk was purchased by the Ministry of Education, in mainland China, for ‘elite’ schools.

Triangle of Life// Survivable Void Brocure; as well as, additional Copp Victim response procedural information given to more than 1 million Turkish School Children.

Triangle of Life// Survivable Void Brocure; as well as, additional Copp Victim response procedural information given to more than 1 million Turkish School Children.

Triangle of Life section of 9 page public safety brochure

Russia :Triangle of Life section of 9 page public safety brochure

Russia :Triangle of Life section of 9 page public safety brochure


1) Tugba Atun , Doug Copp and AKUT saving her life. She survived in a triangle of life.Her bother was squashed under the kitchen table.

1) Tugba Atun , Doug Copp and AKUT saving her life. She survived in a triangle of life.Her bother was squashed under the kitchen table.

Doug in one of the 896 collapsed buildings that he searched. This is the collapsed train station. Kobe, Japan, Earthquake

Doug in one of the 896 collapsed buildings that he searched. This is the collapsed train station. Kobe, Japan, Earthquake

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Sept 12 is the day I was supposed to die in 2001. I am still alive, love God and do good things..

For every good thing that you do evil will oppose you For every good thing that you do God will love you. I will give eveything!

I love creating and inventing things but nothing is finer/more saisfactory than pure non brainwashed thought . Do good..make the world a better place.

A simple choice for everyone.

doug copp

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Wonderful News. The Impossible has happened. I can live again.

Wonderful News. I have been celebrating; since last Friday. The “impossible” has happened.

Background: At one point, I had 47 simultaneous medical problems. 911 toxins had caused me to become a ‘vegetable’. I couldn’t speak my own name. “My health” has been an endurance test. I have been very sick, everyday for 18 years. The focus on the last 2 years has been to prevent my diagnosis of complete paralysis. The last 3 months has been a mad rush for me to create a solution to prevent my imminent blindness. Every night going to sleep I would wonder if I would wake up blind. I have taken personal responsibility for solving my medical problems.

Finally, snapshots from the ABC Prime Time Network Special, World’s Deadliest Earthquakes, Tugba Altun, a little girl who was buried alive and I was able to save her.

Three months ago, My Ophthalmologist told me that the damage to my optic nerves was “advanced and only 40% of it’s function remained”. I was told: ” You should be blind, now. You will go to sleep and wake up completely blind. Nothing can be done.”

On Friday, I finished a battery of tests, measurements and photographs of my eye function. The tests indicated that my left eye has become ” Normal” and My right eye has become, improved, stable; but still damaged.

God is behind every good thing and I am grateful. My analysis of my solution to restoring my optic nerve function was to incorporate a multi-matrix solution of my own creation. The primary focus was on restoring the myelin sheath surrounding my optic nerve. My analysis indicated that the 911 toxins that saturated my body at astronomical numbers had, over time, degraded the myelin sheath (The myelin sheath are molecules that provide ‘bio-electrical resistance to the neural pathways. This allows the signal from the eye to reach the brain via the optic nerve without dissipation or corruption.).

I have an array of applied methodology, treatment and processes that are restoring my myelin sheath for my optic nerve and my neural pathways; throughout my body. This protocol is of my own creation, design and production.

My life has changed. A tremendous burden has been lifted from me. My Doctors had universally told me:” Nothing can be done. Nerve cells cannot be restored.” This was an incorrect analysis. When I go to my next battery of eye exams; I anticipate a complete recovery.

Now, that my medical solutions appear to be preventing me from complete blindness and paralysis as my Doctors had universally diagnosed my prognosis; I plan to return to my humanitarian Life’s work. I plan to make collaborations with various religious leaders throughout the world to prevent loss of life, in a major disaster, for their institutions and their communities. I plan to return to my prior humanitarian way of life.

The simple solution was a simple electrical problem. The bio-electrical problem was a simple electrical problem of faulty insulation. I found several ways to rapidly repair, restore, rejuvenate, reactivate and achieve full functionality of the molecules which combine to compose the myelin sheath. I am rigorously applying this process. I expect to prevent my diagnosed blindness and paralysis from ever taking place. I am having success with several other medical problems caused by 911 toxic exposure. My medicinal formulas delivered via a liposomal transportation delivery system is positively affecting my health in many ways. I have less pain and suffering, fewer side effects, fewer negative symptoms and am feeling healthier almost every day.

Everybody dies. It is how you live your life, that counts. Time will tell how long my treatments will endure or whether a ‘complete recovery’ is in my future. I have, half jokingly, told several of my Doctors that “my objective is to recover my health before I die.”.

Thank God!

I plan to ‘give away free’ all of my formulas, processes, procedures, treatments and inventions of all kinds. I will publish ‘everything’. I want no money for helping people or saving lives. I will only be grateful for the pleasure of doing good.

Under 911 was Hell. I hope our world can be saved

1) Tugba Atun , Doug Copp and AKUT saving her life. She survived in a triangle of life.Her bother was squashed under the kitchen table.

Fighting for children’s lives against, self-interest, greed, and shareholder profit.

Doug Copp searching one of the 896 collapsed buildings which have proven the validity of the ‘triangle of life’, to him.

think about it.

Doug Copp, before he found a small hole, in a 911 pit, and began to crawl 6 levels deep, searching every ‘nook and cranny’ under 911.

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Still Saving Lives. Engineering Institutes Teaching the Triangle of Life by Doug Copp

Doug Copp’s “The Triangle of Life”

Rabinder Shekher &
Parul Sharma
Life is precious and it is thus foremost responsibility of everyone to protect his/her life. We must understand that life has no retake and as such there must be left with no option to try for the retake. Sir Isaac Newton once said that every day we build many walls for ourselves but are very conservative in having enough bridges. But in my opinion we are very rude in building good walls even. A number of lives are lost every year in manmade structured walls (Houses/Tall structures).We have been witnessing earthquakes and a large number of precious lives are lost now and then. It is not the earthquakes that are killing the masses about the structures constructed and designed by the engineers which don’t withstand the jerks and jolts of earthquakes and collapse and subsequently kill the people.
An earthquake is a sudden tremor or movement of earth’s crust, which originates naturally or below the surface. The word natural is very important here, since it excludes shock waves caused by nuclear tests, manmade explosions and landslides caused by the building work. An earthquake can be linked to the effect observed when a stone is thrown into water pond. After the stone hits the water surface, a series of concentric waves will move outwards from the centre. The same phenomenon happens in an earthquake. There is a sudden movement within the crust or mantle, and concentric shock waves move out from the point. Geologists and geographers call the origin of the earthquake the focus. Since this is often deep below the surface, difficult to map, the location of the earthquake is often referred to as the point on the earth directly above the focus called Epicentre.
The earthquake produces three types of waves which have their own distinct characteristics and can only move through certain layers within the Earth. The strength, or magnitude, of the shockwaves determines the extent of the damage caused. Two main scales exist for defining the strength, the Meracalli Scale and the Richter scale. The latest earthquake of April, 2015 Nepal earthquake killed more than 88oo people and injured more than 23000. It occurred on 25th of April, with a magnitude of 7.8 on Richter scale. Its epicenter was east of district of Lamjung, and is hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 15 Km. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal- Bihar earthquake. The J&K earthquake of 2005 and many more have made people to tremble with the word Earthquake.
The interesting thing about safety from earthquake is that once taught/demonstrated methods about hiding under a table or standing in a doorway or simply ‘ ducks and covers’ when buildings collapse are crushed to death and people who get under objects like desks or cars are also crushed. This is an Eye Opener for the engineers in particular and the public in general today. Mr. Doug Copp., a rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of American Rescue Team International, the world’s most experienced rescue team has demonstrated the methods of saving the human life by way of different easy and simple tips. He has written an article on earth quakes and titled it “The Triangle of Life”. According to him, he has crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries and have worked at every major disaster in world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters. In Mexico City during 1985 earthquake, every child in a school was under its desk and every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They were probably given demonstrations for the safety against the earthquakes by the authorities but they could have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles, A Triangle of Life. Simply, when a structure collapse, the weight of slab, beam etc falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void or A triangle  next to them. This space or Triangle becomes life saving space. These spaces are everywhere. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is this void for safety will not be injured. The next time when you watch collapsed buildings on the television, count the triangles, you see formed. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed structure. All these spaces are life saving.
Mind, next time when there is an earthquake, don’t duck and cover yourself under the object but just lay down by the object. Lets lean from CATS and DOGS and Babies who often curl up in the fatal position. We should too in an earthquake. Its natural safety instinct. We can survive in a smaller void, hence GET NEXT TO whatever is hard. If you are on the bed and the earthquake happens during night, just roll off the bed, a safe triangle will exist around the bed and not under the bed. If earthquake happen and you don’t get time to come out of building, just curl up and lie down next to sofa, chair or column. Never go to stairs, they have different ‘moment of frequency’ and are separated from the main building. Don’t venture inside the lift, it could land in crash. It is always advisable to get near to the outer walls of the buildings or outside of them if possible. People inside their cars are crushed when flyover above falls over their cars, so get out of your car and lie down aside the car, again the triangle will save you. Copp. has discovered while crawling inside the collapsed news paper offices and other offices with lot of papers that the papers don’t compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper. Large lives were found saved. Doug Copp’s theory seems working and so we must work on such practical experiences and develop SOP to identify intervention strategy in a considered way.
We have to learn from our failures. So we must understand our lessons from the earthquakes of India and Napal. We have to revisit our short term, middle term and long term strategy and our preparedness to ensure minimum damage to life, infrastructure and property. We need to take stock of our buildings, infrastructures, and other assets in an organized way and identify weak links. We will have to develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) to identify intervention strategy in a consolidated way. Broadly we must have to work on STS, MTS and LTS.
Short term strategy (STS): We need to communicate the masses in target areas initially in Zone IV & V and explain to them the need to stick to the norms of standard construction of earth quake resistant designs. People at large construct the houses with load bearing walls for their residential purposes, Detailed and exhaustive literature is now available for such construction and is uploaded on internet and EERI, earthquake advising sites.. They need to be read and followed meticulously for such constructions.
Middle Term Strategy (MTS): We need to have a look at the capacity to teach civil engineering at graduate level with quality input and in all probability it would need augmentation. Building bye-laws are to be modified as per the provisions of National Building Codes (NBC-2005). Engineers are to made accountable and as such Engineers bill is to be put on fast track and piloted in the parliament and get it through so that the structures be made by consulting the structural engineers. Ministry of Skill development should pay a pivotal role in imparting skill to labours and other workers for the safe construction of buildings.
Long Term Strategy (LTS):  The research institutes have to look into contemporary work in the field of earth quake engineering in countries like Japan, America and other countries and catch up from that point elevate the level of Phd. Level in IITs and NITs so that the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standard) get adequate input in next few years to generate standards incorporating latest technology for adopting in construction and project management.
Further Research:  Base isolation is one of the most popular means of protecting a structure against earth quake forces. It is a collection of structural elements which should substantially decouple a superstructure from its substructure resting on a shaking ground, thus protecting a building or structure’s integrity. Base isolation has potential to become one of the most powerful tools of earthquake engineering pertaining to the passive structural vibration control technologies.
These strategies have to be developed and the governments should work vigorously on these concepts but till then a well quote by Stephen Gardiner be remembered “Good Buildings come from Good people and all problems are solved by Good designs”.
(The authors are   member of National Institute Centre of Earthquake Engineering (india) and  (Computer Science Engineer)

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Everybody dies. It is how you live that counts. My time is expected soon.

My Doctors told me that I am running out of TIME. The last 2 months I have had 20 plus medical appointments regarding my 911 injuries. Prognosis: The ophthalmologist told me that he is surprised that I can still see. He told me that I will wake up and find myself completely blind. My optic nerve is almost dead.

Also, my nervous systems are disintegrating. My neurologist tells me that I will be completely paralyzed as my nerves disintegrate. To make it worse the pain is bad.

My nerves are having false pain signals and involuntary muscle contractions. Muscles all over my body ‘lock’ into place, hard as a rock for weeks at a time. Constant pain with extreme pain signals as the nerves atrophy.

The Doctors all concur that they can do NOTHING to help me. Considering that I ingested enough poison to kill 200 people; enough lead was found in my body for 510 people to be legally declared as ‘lead poisoned, in NYC. The lab found 32 other neurotoxins at levels up to 5,000 times the max safe limit. Considering all this I was incredibly fortunate to survive this long.

I have had some success with my own liposomal medicinal formulas. This is a glimmer of hope; however, I am ‘on my own’.

I’ m writing while I can still see. I am going to start publishing my book, on my facebook and page. Hopefully, lots of bad guys will be brought to justice. The exploitation of major disasters for selfish, greedy and criminal actions will be exposed. The USA Gov’t uses major disasters for military and intelligence advantages that include assassinations, espionage and other extreme illegal and criminal activities; including, murder. Names, dates, places..evidence of all kinds will be exposed, by me, as a direct witness. The CIA, FEMA, Dade County, and Fairfax County Agencies have tried everything from bribes to threats; before. I was crucified with lies/slander when I was helpless to defend myself. Laws were passed to limit awards at the World Trade Center to pennies on the dollar. If I had been poisoned in any other building in NYC I would have received a fortune. I am yet to get so much as an aspirin from the World Trade Center medical bullshit program.

What are they going to do to me NOW? That is the good part of my becoming blind, paralyzed and eventually suffocating when my lungs stop working. Now is the time to give them a taste of their own Hell. Maximize the good and minimize the bad.

I am so grateful, to God for giving me a wonderful and satisfying life that far exceeded anything I could ever have imagined. If I can manage it; before I die, I want to go to another major disaster and save more lives.


Adios amigos.

Doug in one of the 896 collapsed buildings that he searched. This is the collapsed train station. Kobe, Japan, Earthquake

4) Doug Copp and Memo Tansrever, inside of Turkish Collapsed Building during the T of L Scientific Test. , watched on TV in more than 200 countries.

Tugba Altun, one of thousands of victims saved, by doug copp and his team. She survived because of the triangle of life. Her brother died because he did ‘duck and cover’ and was squashed under the kitchen table, when the legs snapped under the weight of the ceiling coming down.

Above ground at Ground Zero

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