Surviving the Beirut Explosion. Everything you need to know. Victim and/or Rescuer

From my facebook post:
I was asked to provide some survival/mitigation information to the people of Beirut, based on my 35 years of experience of saving people buried alive inside of collapsed buildings. There are 2 main things for the people, of Beirut, to know:
1) I expect that people will be surviving inside of steel-framed structures for up to 3 weeks (These structures will have many survivable voids or ‘triangles of life’, in which someone can survive uninjured.). These structures are the ones that rescuers should concentrate on. The pipes from water and sewer lines will carry oxygen deep inside of the structure. Also, use a hammer or steel pipe/rebar to hit on broken lines. Three long hits followed by a pause. This pattern will instantly be recognizable by someone deep inside of the collapsed structure. The sound will carry inside of a pipe for a great distance. They can easily repeat the pattern for you to quickly identify areas where people are trapped.
2) Be aware that damaged structures can further collapse without warning! They should be treated as very dangerous. Buildings near the streets or sidewalks should be ‘roped off’ so that they do not fall on or kill people who are walking on the sidewalk. Myself, I always walk down the middle of the street, if possible, to be as far away from a ‘spontaneous collapse’ as possible.
Ordinary people have a tendency to look downward when they walk. In a city with damaged buildings, you need to change this habit. You need to look upward. It is so simple: Things fall down. They don’t fall up. The danger to your life can be seen if you look upward. I have shown rescuers a 2-ton slab of concrete dangling above their head. They were eating their lunch underneath it. Nobody looked up. They jumped to their feet and fled in terror after they looked up.
Again, these are the main things for people to know. There are people still alive inside of these structures and watch out for spontaneous collapse.
If it wasn’t for the pandemic shutting down airlines I would be there now.
If anyone has any questions about survival or how to rescue trapped victims without being killed doing it contact me: 1-902 567 1227 or email me at

There is a video composed of many actual collapsed buildings explaining how to use all equipment and personnel of every kind. It is real, factual and will enable fast effective rescue without victim or rescuer being killed. Go to my youtube channel. here is the link:

About doug copp

Prior to 911, I was the most experienced rescue person, in the world. Permanently disabled from 911, I have changed my life-focus towards preventing bureaucracy and vested financial interests from causing the deaths of 200,000 children per year. I am promoting the belief that the lives of children are more important than American Insurance Company Shareholder profits. International Disaster Reduction Institute Institute of International Disaster January 2010 – Present (3 years 10 months)worldwide The world's most experienced Rescuer/Disaster Mitigation Management Expert , crawling inside of 896 collapsed buildings at 100+ disaster events during war, peace and revolution Plus a lifetime of High Adventure; including, an undercover cop. .At almost 3,000 serious life threatening events and the medical survival from enough toxins to kill 200+ people, I am probably the world's leading survivor, from death. Survival Scientist Linkedin Profile: Summary saving lives, reducing suffering. "You must not only be good. You must be wise and wise enough to know who is good." doug copp Sometimes it is NOT enough to do good things must be strong enough to endure the attack...that will follow; especially if you are trying to place children's lives ahead of USA Insurance Company Profits...crawling inside of 896 collapsed buildings helped to give me the courage that it takes; especially, considering that I have been sick every single day; since 911. FYI: USA Insurance companies oppose my 'triangle of life' survival method; because, 90% of the children would survive; instead of 98% dead. This translates into//actuarial tables indicate, survivor's seeking compensation for trauma (physical or mental) with a net result of diminished shareholder return. The insurance Company Executives told us: ” We are in the business of maximizing shareholder return..NOT..saving lives.” The USA School Boards have been told by their Insurance Carriers that their policies would be terminated or the premium would become extreme..if the children are allowed to survive, following my method. I tried to learn: I am responsible for 'what I do' and for 'what I do NOT do'. I am responsible for 'MY actions'. I am not responsible for what other people do. I discovered: that people never regret 'doing the right thing'. They only regret 'doing the wrong thing'. A life devoid of 'something worth dying for', is a life, 'not worth living'. Do all the living you can; while you can. 650,000 people died, at the major disasters I worked at..I have seen things that you cannot imagine. For all the persecution, hatred, violence and disgusting behavior that I have endured; in fighting against, evil, greedy bastards who exploited the helpless and preyed upon people..I am glad that I always did 'the right thing'. I always stood up; many times, by myself; but never alone.. If you can't be YOURSELF then who can you be?
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