Quake Alarm: An Entire School Was Saved, from a Total Building Collapse, for $50.

In 2011, Quake Alarm won the ARTI Award, given for the most practically, useful safety device, in the world with a unanimous vote! In 2012, Quake Alarm has retained this award.

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!

Every individual, concerned with the effects of earthquakes needs to know about this breakthrough. Every public building and every school, in every earthquake prone country, of the entire world needs to be protected with this cheap, practical and effective life saver.

This device is as important, practical and life -saving, for earthquakes as a smoke detector is for fires. It is arguably the most important life saving product of the 21st century. It ‘alerts’ the same as a $200,000 seismographic machine; only it costs $50-$90. It will activate a ‘loud shrillish’ alarm ..BEFORE destructive earthquake waves come to destroy your building. Quake Alarm.com has a long list of successful activations; which allowed people to escape from almost certain death.

The University of Tokyo ‘confirmed’ Quake Alarm, at it’s seismographic/test facilities. Watch the scientific test confirmation. Go to the QuakeMexico Youtube Channel, for dozens of actual earthquake ‘alerts’, confirmations, videos, and testimonies.

“Insert a volt battery. Stick it on your wall. When you hear the Quake Alarm..move..quick! Either get outside or get into a survivable void (triangle of life) next to a large bulky object (curl up in a fetal position next to your bed, sofa, kitchen counter or desk. NEVER GET UNDER SOMETHING, LIKE A DESK, THAT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM A FALLING BOOK BUT SQUASH YOU LIKE A BUG WHEN THE BUILDING COLLAPSES).

After, the building has collapsed, the Quake Alarm will continue alerting people that you are safe, inside, to be rescued or you can crawl out of the rubble yourself.

The Quake Alarm will continue ‘blarring’ until you turn it off.

Turn it off so that rescuers will not waste time searching for a live victim, after you have already been saved.”

* quote from Doug Copp, ARTI Rescue Chief.

ARTI, The world’s most experienced rescue team has given Quake Alarm, and Dave Jacobs, the QA owner, the 2011 ARTI Award, for developing the most important life saving device, in the world.

March 2011. Quake Alarm is the only product endorsed by ARTI. It does for earthquakes what smoke detectors did for fires. It retails for $60 -90. It will provide you with enough warning of an earthquake to save your life. ARTI has given them to Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Generals to protect their office and home.

In one instance it saved the lives of an entire school of children, in Mexico. The children were all outside, in lines watching as their school completely collapsed, in front of them. After this event the Governor of this region used 3 Quake Alarms, one for office, one for the bedroom and another for hotel trips.

It works. It saves lives. We recommend it highly. In fact, we cannot recommend it enough. It is capable of saving the lives of your entire family has it has repeatedly done, throughout the world.

Quake Alarm won the ARTI Award, given for the most practically, useful safety device, in the world with a unanimous vote!

Scroll Down the homepage of ARTI and read more about Quake Alarm.

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Watch the Quake Alarm being tested and verified by Tokyo University. see the video.


Watch Quake Alarm saving lives, during a TV interview, during the Chilean earthquake.

Here are videos from many victims who survived because of Quake Alarm, in actual Latin American Earthquakes. from Quake Alarm, Mexico.

Click here to read precise and specific activation reports during earthquakes, as far away as 834 miles.

If you live in the USA; click here, for purchasing information.

or here

Go to the Quake Alarm website to locate the distributor, in your country.

Here is a list of non-USA Distributors; as of, February 28, 2011.

Country Contact
(If you are from:) . . . (Contact the distributor at:)
Argentina . . . quakealarm@v-tec.cl
Bolivia . . . quakealarm@v-tec.cl
Chile . . . quakealarm@v-tec.cl
China . . . http://www.isol.co.id
Columbia . . . quakealarm@v-tec.cl
Dominican Republic . . . smendez42@yahoo.com
Ecuador . . . quakealarm@v-tec.cl
French Caribbean Island . . . ager@rocketmail.com
Greece . . . http://www.seismotec.gr
Haiti . . . smendez42@yahoo.com
Honduras . . . http://www.quakehonduras.com
India . . . http://www.giplindia.com
Indonesia . . . http://www.isol.co.id
Iran . . . quakealarm.iran@yahoo.com
Israel . . . http://www.quakealarm.co.il
Kazakhstan . . . sales@quakealarm.kz
Kuwait . . . ronb@novadynamics.com
Mexico . . . http://www.quakemexico.com
Nepal . . . ests@wlink.com.np
Peru . . . quakealarm@v-tec.cl
Philippines . . . ebec@pldtdsl.net
Puerto Rico. . . quakealarmpr@hotmail.com
Singapore . . . http://www.isol.co.id
Slovania . . . elektro.bohinc@siol.net
Taiwan . . . fs_safety@mail2taiwan.com
Turkey . . . http://www.gittigidiyor.com
U.A.E . . . quake_alarm_uae@yahoo.com
Venezuela . . . ofistar@cantv.net

If the Quake Alarm does not yet have a distributor, in your country. Then we encourage a capable distributor, to come forward and help us save lives.

This is an opportunity for a smart businessman to; also, become a ‘humanitarian’ and a ‘life saver’. Contact Dave Jacobs, the owner of Quake Alarm at safstart@aol.com , to get more information.

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Insurance Industry Actuarial Tables, Regarding Earthquakes, Need to be Revised.

The actuarial tables, designed to maximize shareholder return, regarding loss of life, during building collapse, are inadequate, have false presumptions and lead to false conclusions. Catastrophe is a possible consequence.

Let me explain, so that everyone can understand.

Actuarial tables are corresponding rows and columns of numbers that are quickly consulted to determine price, for a product. (the product being risk/insurance). These tables are the mathematical result of complex mathematical equations that are created, using symbolic logic, to describe the ‘reality’ relating to the ‘risk’ of selling (product) insurance, to school boards, to protect against ‘human’ costs incurred during a destructive earthquake. These tables were designed to contribute towards maximizing shareholder profit, for the owners of the Insurance Company.

I want to inject an example: Credit swap derivatives were designed mathematical equations to describe the relationship between property (collective housing market sections) and their intrinsic value, for trading purposes. These equations were proved to be false because they failed to calculate the desired outcome. Just as these equations were determined to be false; I believe that the actuarial tables used to maximize shareholder return are false.

There are many ‘mathematical inadequacies’, false or inadequate presumptions, errors and omissions. Mistakes have been made.

1) Wrong mathematical system: The most intrinsic error is the use of an inadequate logical and/or mathematical system to describe the problem. An antiquated, inadequate and inaccurate logical system; being , a 2 valued Newtonian type of logical system; rather than a ‘multi-valued logical system. Just as sub-molecular science and scientific ability to ‘directly observe’ has placed strains (inability to adequately describe or predict) upon the Newtonian Logical System; the complexity of ‘big business interaction is following a similar course. A multi-valued logical system is needed to provide an adequate and accurate mathematical model. The Newtonian system in intrinsically determines’ an absolute conclusion’. Relating to Earthquake ‘Risk’, this is a mistake because the ‘reality’ described by the mathematical system will only produce a ‘probability’; as a conclusion, not an absolute. Newtonian mathematics was practically adequate, hundreds of years ago; however, it has become inadequate to describe the ‘reality’ of a complex, enhanced ‘reality’ world. A ‘multi-Valued’ Logical System expressed in a corresponding mathematical model will produce more adequate and relevant results.

2) Omissions: The entire mathematical model failed to describe the entire relevant ‘reality’ towards achieving a reliable result. It is a necessary condition, towards achieving a valid and reliable mathematical conclusion that all of the necessary elements be included in the equation. An entire ‘subset’ of relevant elements have been omitted from the actuarial algorithms used. The validity of the mathematical conclusions becomes more speculative, in certain instances, when logically necessary elements are missing. The mathematical models which the current actuarial tables are based upon have omitted ‘key’ elements. Collectively called the ‘back-lash’ against unacceptable (by the customer and general population) anti-social behavior. Some of these elements deeply effect the mathematical relationship between the ‘political’, ‘marketing’, advertising, good-will, customer respect and loyalty and actual net profit.

3) False presumptions:
All forms of symbolic logic are dependent, for their validity, upon presumptions. This is the key area which has resulted in false conclusions. These false conclusions are due to false presumptions and failures of ‘direct observation’ and information gathering. I would like to,later, address this failure, in more detail. No data from direct observation inside of actual collapsed buildings has ever been used to determine validity. I am the most experienced person, ever to have lived; regarding, the actual scientific analysis of the interior of collapsed buildings. The people who have provided the details, for current actuarial tables, have been understandably, ‘too afraid’, to collect the data.

Consider, my conversation with the VP of Underwriting, at Hartford Insurance Company, in 1989. Based upon the fact that I had searched or crawled into 220 collapsed buildings, I was told that my policy would be $940 per $1,000 of coverage. I said:

” You mean to tell me that you would risk $60; if I paid you $940″.

He replied:

” Yes. As far as we are concerned, , you have already reached the actuarial certitude of death.”

Obviously, I was not going to pay $940,000.00 for $1 million of life insurance. I continued searching inside of another 676 collapsed buildings.

My knowledge and skills of collapsed structures and the risks associated with them is substantiated by the fact that I am still alive. It, also, illustrates the factual inadequacies of the actuarial tables used.

4) Misuse:
Improper dependency upon actuarial tables. Actuarial tables are the result of using symbolic logic to describe the ‘reality’ of the business model. Actuarial tables have no more validity than the value of the inputs, errors, omissions, inadequacies; essentially, descriptive value of the equations and data being used.
The value of the ‘business executive’ , to the shareholder, is his ability to provide insightful ‘human’ judgements with actuarial tables as an important, perhaps necessary; however, not sufficient input into his judgement. Actuarial tables relating to the profitability of assuming earthquake risk; as currently, calculated are giving false and inadequate conclusions. It is dependent upon the ‘business executive’ to make better , more relevant, more accurate and more appropriate decisions.

5) Social Omission:
The ‘long term’, ‘lifetime’ costs to General Society of creating orphans (survivors of dead parents), death and despair of victims and survivors should not be omitted from ‘a civilized’ business model.

6) Moral and Ethical: Willingly, knowingly and purposely endangering children’s lives to maximize profit is wrong. The actuarial tables, of present, have calculated that it is costlier to allow children, to survive earthquakes because survivors seek compensation. This increased cost is calculated; using the current actuarial tables; as reducing profit potential, for shareholders. It has been calculated without humanity.

7) Development of Civilization with a ‘baseline’ of acceptable behavior of individuals within the society being framed: I believe that the ‘baseline used in the calculation of the actuarial tables is; either, omitted or inappropriate. I believe that it is barely above ‘cannibalism’ for ‘ profiteers’ to make calculations and place bets (take risk) in which the goal is to have as many children; as possible, immediately die, in their schools.
In any other circumstance and if the general population were to become ‘fully aware’ of this scenario ‘wrongful death’, genocide, and murder charges would be brought.

8) The Auschwitz Defense:
Years ago, the VP Of Risk, at Munchener -Re, told us, as he paced ‘back and forth’, in his office:

“I can do nothing. I would lose my job. I am paid to maximize shareholder return, not save lives. The Triangle of Life will save lives but it will decrease shareholder return. They would only replace me with someone else. I would lose my job…for nothing. I am sorry. I can do nothing.”

These same words were used to defend actions and collaboration in Nazi Death camps. Death sentences were given.

9) Time is of the Essence: The time for mitigation is now. De-activate the time bomb before it blows up…not after thousands of innocent children have lost their lives.

10) Risk of Catastrophe:
The ‘costs’ of numerous and myriad forms when the public becomes cognizant of the fact that insurance companies have purposely, willingly and knowingly created an environment and/or caused (directly and/or indirectly) their children to be endangered and killed for ‘short term profit could cause legislation to be enacted; a huge scandal and an outrage of public ‘backlash’. The personal consequences, to the shareholders of the Insurance Industry has the potential, to be, a huge magnitude catastrophe.

After, a major earthquake has occurred (in the ‘policy covered’ market) and thousands of children have died, for no reason; other than, maximizing shareholder return and keeping the cost of premiums low; then the ‘costs’ to Insurance Industry Shareholders could include bankruptcy and prison.

Doug Copp
1-902-567-1227 ( home)
amerrescue@aol.com (personal email)

Triangle of Life// Survivable Void Brochure; as well as, additional Copp Victim Response Procedural Information given to more than 1 million Turkish School Children.

One of the World’s Most Important Safety Devices. 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!



Posted on February 28, 2011

One of The World’s Most Important Safety Devices. 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!

Every individual, concerned with the effects of earthquakes needs to know about this breakthrough. Every public building and every school, in every earthquake prone country, of the entire world needs to be protected with this cheap, practical and effective life saver.

This device is as important, practical and life -saving, for earthquakes as a smoke detector is for fires. It is arguably the most important life saving product of the 21st century. It ‘alerts’ the same as a $200,000 seismographic machine; only it costs $50-$90. It will activate a ‘loud shrillish’ alarm ..BEFORE destructive earthquake waves come to destroy your building. Quake Alarm.com has a long list of successful activations; which allowed people to escape from almost certain death. …continued on award site..

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Another Triangle of Life TV Program Broadcast

Doug Copp: Still Alive. Still Fighting and Still on TV. Saving Lives With the Triangle of Life//Survivable Void.

Greece 1986

Kobe, Japan 1994

1 mile under the 911 rubble . NYC 2001.

It is an amazing world and sometimes the politics of social change and the ‘advancement of civilization (civilized behavior)’ are bizarre, incredulous and surprising. Last night, I ‘turned on’ my TV, and a program about the ‘triangle of life’ was being broadcast. I hadn’t known about it. Similar ‘surprises’ have occurred when I have gone to youtube and seen Public Service Messages, created by Foreign Governments, in many languages..and to my great surprise….. I am in them….with the ‘Triangle of Life’ being explained, to populations, to save their lives.

The TV series: Surviving Disasters (earthquakes. program) will be rebroadcast on the SPIKE Network, Friday May 25, 2012, at noon time. In Canada, It will be aired on the Shaw Cable Company, Channel 268, on that date and time.

The Triangle of Life simply means that survivable voids or right angle triangles are naturally formed next to large bulky objects that allow people not to be crushed. In schools, the desks form many points of support for the ceiling which stays intact. The ceiling falls on top of the desks, crushes the legs; however, it leaves a survivable void, in the aisles. This where children survive. Under desks is where children are squashed.

History will be bewildered that ‘Duck and Cover’, created under Dept of War contract; with the Madison Ave. marketing firm; Archer Productions, was believed, by anyone, ‘for a minute’. The first ‘duck and cover’ TV commercial; created to ‘calm’ the population, to minimize hysteria, after the Soviet Union got the Atomic Bomb, ‘trained’ the people, to ‘duck and cover’, under a blanket or newspaper, after they had seen the nuclear flash. By ducking to the ground and covering their head, the ‘atomic explosion’ couldn’t hurt them. The follow-up commercials, next year started the children ‘ducking and covering’ under their desks.

It is stunning; that someone, with any kind of a doctorate, any kind of logical mind, would endorse; such a bizarre and ridiculous policy, to save lives. It is just as ‘fantastical ‘as: blood letting to release demons, the flat earth society and ‘Adam and Eve’- creationism. It makes you think that vested interests; usually, money and power are involved; rather than, saving lives or protecting children.

The program realistically simulates an earthquake. The building collapsing. The people are inside. It tells you to get next to a large, bulky object; that will have a ‘survivable void’, next to it. It shows the building collapsing on top of them. A ‘triangle appears, on screen, superimposed on the triangle formed as the wall creates a perfect ‘triangle of life’, next to the sofa. It shows the ‘triangle of life’ with victims surviving throughout the structure. The victims crawl out of the collapsed rubble, by crawling through interconnected voids (triangles), next to objects. They do this until they all exit the building and have saved themselves. At the end of the program..they all survive because they knew to get into survivable voids/triangles of life. Various members of Los Angeles County Fire Dept, are seen as, the experts supporting this.

I am glad they do; however, it would be ‘welcome’ if they had the ‘interest’, to put an end to, Doug Copp being used as a ‘punching bag’. NASAR and INSARAG (all the major rescue teams, of the world) have all been using my rescue methods and my scientific discovery, the ‘triangle of life’//’survivable voids’, for years; nevertheless, I have stood alone’ against ‘Corporate Greed’, in the school room. It has been told to me that nobody was willing to jeopardize their job, career, ‘future’ or ‘health’ by joining the battle. I must admit that I can’t blame them, for wanting to avoid getting ‘beat to death’, like me; however, I have always considered the firefighter/rescuers heart to be a ‘beautiful thing’. It is unfortunate that the ‘actual rescue’ is sometimes the easiest part. ‘Politics’,’greed’ and selfishness have always been the major obstacles, to saving lives.

I normally do NOT watch any TV program related to disaster, survival or rescue. This might seem to be ‘hard to understand’; that the most experienced rescue person, in the world; doesn’t like to watch these programs. My reasons are simple: I hate everything to do with disasters. The only reason that I saved lives and spent my life dedicated, to this cause, was to help people. Can you imagine being the most successful person, in the world at something you hate ..but your conscience forces you to do?

I have a library of horror, inside of my mind; that would ‘snap’ the mind of almost everyone. My learning curve from working at 100 + of the most destructive major disaster events, of History is to provide me with the ability to have a different ‘screaming’, cold sweat, horrific nightmare of terror, inhumanity, injustice, violence, mutilation, depravity and gruesomeness….for every night of a very long life.

So, I turned on TV, last night and the SPIKE TV channel was tuned in. To my surprise, It was a TV program featuring, my Scientific Discovery, the ‘Triangle of Life’. I was shocked. The TV program never mentioned me. It never mentioned my being used as a ‘punching bag’, for liars, scoundrels and their minions who have virtually made my life a living hell; because, I would not ‘back down’, give up or allow them to kill school children, for maximizing profit.

For years, I was offered ‘position’, prestige, wealth, bribes and more. After, I refused ‘the carrot’; I was threatened, bullied, abused, defamed, libeled; insulted and debased. After this I was ‘shot at’, attacked, investigated, destroyed and life threatened. Last Christmas Eve, as an example, I received a phone call. It was NOT a call wishing me a Merry Christmas. It was NOT about ‘good will’ and ‘peace on earth’. It was a call, from a ‘Ted Nugent’ type of ‘creep’; probably, incited by Dr Lucy Jones, telling me that he and his friends, were on their way, to my home. They weren’t bringing Christmas presents. They were “going to come to my home and ‘beat my brains out’ with baseball bats”. It is amazing what you can get used to…even when you are ‘sick'(from 911) and struggling with chronic pain and constant illness.

What the bureaucrats like Dr Lucy Jones (more on her infamy below) cannot realize is the ‘nature’, of my choice. Why am I willing to continue the fight against these villains?

Every single one of the 896 collapsed buildings that I had crawled into, to save lives and recover ‘squashed bodies’ had several things, in common:

1) I was scared.
2) I prayed.
3) I asked God not to allow me to be ‘pinned’ with rats eating me alive.
4) I asked God to take care of the ones that I love.
5) I faced a USA Government, OSHA statistic of a 60% probability of being killed.
6) I did this only for God, my faith and my desire to save lives and help people…
7) and finally I asked myself a question: “Is crawling into this building worth dieing for?”

In 25 years, I never said:”NO”. I never refused. Not once.

Back to Lucy Jones:

Dr Lucy Jones, goes ‘wild’ with hatred, lies and abuse against me. I think it is because she has found a very rewarding ‘niche’. She has prestige, fame, money, awards and much more; as a result of, her campaign to destroy me and ‘the triangle of life’. The insurance companies who have made billions, by endangering children’s lives and actually causing their death..have a champion, in her. They have actuarially determined that it is “cheaper and less trouble if schoolchildren die immediately; rather than, survive and sue for compensation”. The Insurance Company executives have told us that they are in the business of “maximizing shareholder return NOT saving lives”.

Here is an excerpt from a letter that I will post, next month. It was sent to a high level politician. I am waiting for his response.:

Rescuing and recovering victims inside of 896 collapsed buildings is one of the hundreds of indicators and evidence that I have to support my unrivaled experience and knowledge of collapsed buildings. This is all on video and substantiated by hundreds of submittals of evidence.

It is relevant to this letter and the wrong that was done, for you, to understand; that I have experienced unimaginable horrors; including, crawling into a collapsed school, in Mexico City. As I crawled up and down the aisles a little hand or foot would stick out from under the crushed desk. I asked : “Why aren’t these children in the aisles? Why are they crushed under the desks?

In 1985, upon my return to San Francisco, these facts were communicated to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, State of California. I was invited to participate in a closed ‘GOES’ meeting. Later, I was asked to host a Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (GOES) meeting and attended more. I was informed, at all of these meetings; that ‘Duck and Cover’ was NOT to be discussed. People knew it was wrong but wouldn’t discuss it.

Finally, in good conscience, I could not attend any more of these meetings. I could not condone nor participate in the promotion of ‘duck and cover.’ It has a universal 2% survival rate; while ”The triangle of life’ would allow 90% to survive. Your current policy causes 88% of school children, to die; for no reason, other than, policy. I couldn’t understand why State of California Employees would allow the children to die; until it was explained, to me, by them and others.

Emergency Management bureaucrats told us that it is cheaper and less trouble, if the school children die, immediately via ‘duck and cover’; rather than, survive and sue the school boards for trauma or injury. The Insurance Companies told us that they had actuarially determined that it is more profitable for ‘shareholder return’ if the children die immediately. Victims who survive seek compensation. They cost money. The Insurance Executives told us that they were not in the business of saving lives; they are in the business of maximizing shareholder return. The Insurance Companies have told the school Boards that they will either cancel or increase the premium for the School Board insurance policy if they allow the children to survive, by using ‘the triangle of life’.

You must understand that I am NOT doing this for any personal gain. The opposite is true. I have been persecuted, defamed, threatened, attacked and scourged, by people, working, for you.

Dr Lucy Jones officially representing the USGS, Caltech, State of California (and other paychecks) went too far, in her attempts to discredit me and we have caught her red-handed. She went way beyond her usual lies and reached a new plateau.

The proof: Concerned citizens, in Southern California, sent me a copy of a video of Dr Lucy Jones, introduced at a City of Rancho Mirage public meeting as having been appointed, by the Governor. The DVD was sent with sworn affidavits, attached. After Dr Lucy Jones lecture, the first question asked was about the validity of ‘The triangle of Life’. She told the audience that it was completely false, based upon my experience at a collapsed school, in Mexico City (Actually, the’ t of ‘l has been substantiated by everyone of the 896 collapsed buildings that I have recovered live and dead victims, from…not just this school.) She angrily told the crowd that I was a fraud..in fact..a ‘criminal fraud’ because there were no children, in the schools, She explained to the audience (as they gasped… in shock) that the earthquake happened at 7 am (it was actually 7:18 am) and that the schools were empty. She told them that it was a lie that I had witnessed dead children, under their desks; because, there were no children there. My lecture-witnesses, in attendance, were aghast and contacted me immediately. Dr Lucy Jones knew that Mexico City Schools open at 6:30 am, every day, to allow children to be dropped off, at school; while parents go to work.

For the sake of brevity, I won’t list the 18 different proofs that I have that the schools had children, crushed to death, in them. The 25 million eyewitnesses of the city of Mexico City are one part of my evidence.

You need to look no farther than your own Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (GOES) Archives, for proof that Dr Lucy Jones knowingly, willingly and purposefully, for her own selfish interests lied.

Your spokesman, for Earthquake Safety, Richard Eisner (GOES) testified under sworn deposition that 152 children died, in the school; that I had searched. The exact number was marked on the back of a photograph, of the collapsed school; which he showed to me. Richard Eisner (GOES) testified that one of the Government’s Emergency personnel had ‘attacked me, with the same lie, as Dr Lucy Jones. This was 20+ years ago. He ‘threw the lying bureaucrat under the bus’…that he had knowingly, willingly lied about the school children. I did not expect to hear this lie, again, from the State of California. Kent Paxton denied that the 137 collapsed Mexico City Schools had school children crushed in them; however, Dr Lucy Jones took this lie….her lie….to the extreme point of publicly declaring me to be a criminal fraud…FOR TELLING THE TRUTH; WHILE SHE IS THE ONE WHO LIED.

It sounds stupid and bizarre; however, the published position, of your employees, is that the triangle of Life is good, for other countries; but not the USA; because “America doesn’t have earthquakes and buildings don’t collapse in America”. This defense of ‘duck and cover’ was inadequate because people were not stupid enough to ‘swallow it.’ So, Dr Lucy Jones, leading the pack, acted like ‘Ted Nugent’ and ‘Karl Rove’ by attacking me, personally, with lies, instead. She did this at many public events. She lied about me to the Chinese press. She has caused me great harm. This time she went too far and made the State of California liable for a very serious excess.

She has spread her lies about me all over the Internet and these lies have been perpetuated by unsuspecting individuals who do not realize that her background with studying ‘earth movements’ does not qualify her to know anything about building collapse or building collapse survival. They take it for granted that she is an expert because of her titles. It doesn’t help any that she, lists grandiose safety awards, to herself, from organizations; of which, she is on the board of directors. This is misleading to most people; but, “no big surprise, to me.”

This is NOT her first controversy. Many people were upset that she used her baby as a stage prop for a TV interview, in the 90’s. Her ‘antics’ sometime appear to be more like a ‘snake-oil ‘ peddler; than someone with a scientific/analytical mind; as a spokesperson for the State of California.

Dr Lucy Jones, not only knowingly and willingly lied about the school children’s death, my having searched the crushed school; but, she went one-step-further by publicly calling me a ‘criminal fraud’ for a bold faced lie; that she was actually telling. This is a serious matter that needs to be resolved. I have received death threats, shots fired and lots more; as a result of, these hate-mongering lies and campaign of destruction.

It has been quite an ordeal; however, let me make this very clear: I have risked my life more than 2,000 times. I have gone without food. I have lived in real abject poverty while working, for many years, 80-100 hours per week, as an unpaid volunteer, saving lives. I have been ‘demonized’, defamed, abused, threatened, lied about. I have suffered greatly. I do not benefit from this battle to make schoolchildren’s lives more important than uncontrolled greed, selfishness, vested interests and shareholder return.I have dedicated my life, as an unpaid volunteer to save lives and help people. You can watch hundreds of videos, read a couple thousand documents and much much more testimonials and ‘see for yourself’ video inside of collapsed buildings at my web site and blog.

I understand the cruelty and harshness of Corporate America: children without health care, food stamps being taken away. Surely, as a civilization, it is not necessary to allow schoolchildren, to die, squashed under a desk, to maximize profit. I won’t ask if there is any limit to greed; however, I will ask you, as a decent human being, to take action. These wrongs are being done in your house.

I know that it will take guts, courage, intelligence and great political skills, for you, to save the children. I will pray to God, many times, that he helps you, to protect the California children, from the collective and individual horror that the children of Reforma School and the 136 other Mexico City Schools that crushed children, that day.

I have a couple of hundred letters of recognition from Mexican Government officials and much, much more ‘evidence’, from Mexico; including, many videos. Finally, I possess three testimonials from 3 women who, at the time, where children, in the school that I searched. This testimonials (in English and Spanish) have been , on my website (www.amerrescue.org), for years.

Can you imagine a court room with Dr Lucy Jones confronting, a victim who had her legs amputated, in the collapsed Mexico City School; that I had searched? As the victim testifies about the horror of ‘duck and splatter’… of her friends squashed to ½ inch thick and reduced to a puddle of blood and meat? I have this victim’s testimonial.

These three now-grown-up women testify that they survived while their friends were crushed under their desks. Two of them were untouched because they were in the aisle ( as Doug Copp recommends ) and their friends were all squashed under their desks (as DR Lucy Jones recommends). A third child was a ‘living mixture of both methods’. Leona survived because her torso was in the aisles ( as Doug Copp recommends) ; however, her legs were crushed under her desk and required amputation before she could be pulled out of the rubble ( as Dr Lucy Jones recommends).

I look forward to your help, in righting a wrong and helping me to protect and save California school children from a crushing death. I will do whatever my conscience demands. Saving children’s lives is far more important, to me, than any personal reward or amount of money that I might win in a lawsuit. In some ways, I am trapped into choosing between my own self preservation and my conscience. Conscience wins.

Of course, I have all the proof; of every kind, that you can possibly imagine to support my claims. Enough to fill a room with boxes of evidence. Everything is available to you, as you may require. Scientific reports, actual videos inside of collapsed buildings. Thousands of thank you letters for saving lives; including, The Mexico City Earthquake. It would take months to review them all; however, in a few minutes, you will be convinced that ‘Duck and Cover’ is dead wrong and Dr Lucy Jones behavior is a disgrace, to everyone connected with her.

In spite of all the forces of greed, avarice, ignorance and inhumanity focusing on destroying me (as an individual) and destroying the ‘triangle of life’ (as an advancement of humanity.. humanlife before corporate profit)……The Triangle of Life keeps spreading.

doug copp

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.

The Triangle of Life// survivable void and the ‘ get next to your desk NOT under it’ Brochure already given to 1 million of a planned 5 million Turkish School Children.

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One of the Worst of the 1%, Occupy Decency

A True Story about ! of the worst of the 1%

Read about this NYFD Fire Chief whose dead body, at 911 was attacked, degraded and beaten..and the perpetrators got PRAISE because they worked for the owner of the newspaper !

They were never punished.

Thompson Lang was a disturbed student when he inherited $110 million dollars and a newspaper, the Albuquerque Journal.

Lang, described as a ‘power hungry bully’, by world famous attorney, F. Lee Bailey was quoted in Crosswinds Magazine as boasting that he ‘controls’ the election of every public official, in his state, of New Mexico.

This article will be part of a series outlining some of the excessive and outrageous things that Thompson Lang has done to decent people, as part of his, out-of-control lifestyle of excess, power, greed and hatefulness.

Lang fraudulently misrepresented himself as a ‘humanitarian’ and thereby was able to ‘trick’ the American Rescue Team International, Rescue Chief; into gaining permission to fly his private jet into New York City, during 911. As events, soon disclosed, Lang had no intentions of anything ‘humanitarian’.

Here is one example of many, to follow, concerning Thompson Lang’s ‘explosion’ of outrageous behavior, at 911 and as a lifestyle. It includes details concerning Lang’s entourage of ‘hanger’s on’, body guards, sexual companions and minions; in other words: Lang’s Gang:

(NB. This is an excerpt from a book, to be published, by Doug Copp. Everything , in this book is true, factual, accurate and was prepared to be submitted, to court, under penalty of perjury. Several sworn affidavits give evidence of it’s veracity.)

“Unknown to Copp were Lang’s nefarious and satanic intentions. of abuse, scandal, greed, and disgusting behavior; almost beyond anyone’s imagination.

Among many disgusting acts: LANG’S GANG repeatedly punched, kicked, abused and hurled profanity at the corpse of a dead NYFD officer; believed to be, Chief Ray Downey, of NYFD. This ‘dead hero’ was laying in rest, in a refrigerated ambulance outside of the NYFD Roosevelt Island, NYFD Fire Station. He was resting there; so that, his fellow firefighters could pay their respects, to him. Two members of Lang’s entourage entered the ambulance and attacked the dead hero.

Ironically, Copp had collaborated with Chief Ray Downey to help promote the’ triangle of lif’e, via a ‘test’ in a NYC demolished building, due to take place in October of 2001. Peter Donahue of NYPD had helped to arrange this.

After being witnessed, by Copp, Peter Donahue and the distributor for Hurst Rescue Tools, Eric Wade, who had previously been sanctioned by the NY Stock Exchange, for his part, in a $10 million dollar stock swindle..fled the scene.( Lang had written about Wade’s scandal, with the stock swindle, at the time. But Lang later came to publish adoration and praise about him.)

Wade ran to the freeway, to escape from members of NYFD, stopped a taxi , raced to the airport and hurriedly took the next flight.

Thompson Lang emptied Wade’s Hotel Room and returned Wade’s luggage to Albuquerque. Leslie Linthicum, continued to write a series of articles; describing Lang, as a ‘heroic humanitarian’ and Eric Wade as a “shining example for young business executives”.

When Lithicum was, later, asked how she could write such words about Eric Wade. She replied: “I can write anything I want to write and I will praise anyone; who will help, to destroy, Copp”.

Previously, Copp had told Lang to “behave himself”; because, first responders were emotionally vulnerable and in a state of shock. Lang had been admonished by Copp because he was using the 911 rubble for sexual overtures/games. We were told of Lang’s San Francisco sexual escapades via a confidant of one of Lang’s former bodyguards. Lang’s response was to tell Copp that He (Lang) “could care less, about them (the first responders) . I just want my fucking badge.” Copp bit his tongue. He didn’t want to walk home.

This brutal attack on a dead firefighter, was the ‘last straw for Copp”, who promptly told Lang ‘to go to Hell’. When Lang pushed Copp to provide him with a NYC Emergency Pass; which would provide Lang with unfettered access to media-restricted, areas’; Copp called Lang “an evil bastard” and told Lang that he didn’t care if Lang “was the richest man in the world”. Copp wanted nothing to do with him and Lang should go “fuck himself”. This last confrontation between Copp and Lang was the result of a ‘litany’ of evil and disgusting acts; that Lang had committed, at 911. Copp could stand no more.

Lang’s face grew red with rage; as he took off, swearing revenge against Copp, for depriving Lang of his ‘fun’ at 911. Lang was deprived of his ‘glory’, his newspaper publishing awards and the wealth/money from a ‘world wide media exclusive’ and the ‘scoop’, of all time.

Lang went back to Albuquerque and published many front page articles about Lang’s heroism and humanity, never mentioning Copp’s name till Lang discovered that Copp was sick and near death, from his 911 injuries, till 3 years later, in 2004.

Little did Copp know of the life changing events to follow.”

Thompson Lang and his gang of villains are prominent in Copp’s Book; which includes, the intimate details of 25 years of the hard-core reality of more than 100 major disaster events, around the world.

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Private Schools, Throughout the World, Are Teaching The Triangle of Life, to Replace Duck and Cover

Yesterday, I got an email from Katlyn, in California. She sent me the results of her science project proving that the Triangle of Life saves more lives than ‘duck and Cover’.

Katlyn’s Private School has been using the ‘Triangle of Life’ as their Official Policy; since, 2009. They have shunned ‘duck and cover’.

Katlyn used a Wylie Shake Table and classroom desks to conduct her scientific test. Of course, as in reality; the Triangle of life was vastly more effective.

Many countries, that are not negatively impacted by the excessive greed of the Insurance Companies, support the ‘triangle of life’, as public policy.


Many private schools have been using the triangle of life, for years. Many USA and Canadian Public School Teachers, of conscience, have been teaching the ‘triangle of life, for years.

The noteworthy aspect of Katlyn’s Science project is that she was NOT doing the test to convince her school to adopt the triangle of life.

The purpose of her test was to create more proof so that more public schools who are forced to follow ‘duck and cover’ will change their policy to ‘the triangle of life’. (The insurance companies have actuarial determined that it is more profitable if the children die from ‘duck and cover; rather than, survive and seek compensation for injury or trauma.)

Katlyn felt sorry for the children whose lives are endangered because of greedy insurance companies; Public School Boards that consider it cheaper and less trouble if children die immediately because of duck and cover (school boards who have been told that their insurance policy will be dropped or premium increased if they adopt the triangle of life because more survivors mean more expense and less profit).

I applaud Katlyn for her efforts to help USA public children survive earthquakes; just like the children, in her school will.

Isn’t it always true that the wealthy survive; always get the best, and American Public Schools languish. It is truly sad that humanity and decency have been so diminished that school children’s lives are no more than an item on a risk manager’s actuarial table and their life means nothing compared to maximizing shareholder return.

As the German Philosopher Schopenhauer said, about the path of ALL Truth:” First it is ridiculed, secondly it is violently opposed and thirdly it is accepted as self evident.”

Now, that the elite, rich and well educated are using the ‘triangle of life’; How long will it be before the children of the middle class and poor will be allowed to be safe, protected and survive, too?

Go to other http://www.dougcopp.me blog articles for a mountain of videos, documents and read about other countries having saved thousands of lives via ‘ the triangle of life’.

Comments:

Within minutes of posting this article George Quakenbush, an American Engineer living in Chile wrote to me. He said:”
I was in Concepcion, Chile last night and had several good tremors. That, of course, was the topic of conversion at breakfast and a young lady gave me the entire discourse on the triangle of life.

Congratulations, your info is finally getting out to the populaces of the many countries.

Hope this finds you in better health.”

Quake Alarm has been saving lives around the world, for 10 years. It has saved an entire school full of children, in Mexico, for less than $50. Only a few thousand, have been sold in the USA. Why are Americans so backward when it comes to earthquake safety? The School Boards are laying off teachers, risking childrenb’s lives to avoid higher earthquake premium’s for survivors, cutting down in every way. They won’t even spend $50 to give an entire school an advance warning of an earthquake wave approaching.

Click here to read about Quake Alarm receiving the ARTI Life Saving Achievement Award.

I was in Mexico, last month. The school playgrounds still have swings, tetter totters, and merry-go-rounds. USA Insurance Companies have forced School Boards to take children’s playgrounds away.

It is not good enough to take away children’s fun; they endanger children’s lives for ‘shareholder’ return, too. It takes a cruel and cold heart like a NAZI Death Camp guard to work for an American Insurance Company. The VP of Underwriting at Muchener-Re told us the same excuse that the death camp guards used:”My job is not to save lives. My job is to maximize shareholder return. If I was to change policy, to allow the ‘triangle of life’ to save children’s lives; then the Board would fire me and replace me with someone else. It would serve no purpose. I would only be replaced.”

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‘Occupy Your Life’, Doug Copp. Michael Moore top 10 demands from the People

Doug Copp quotes:

“Very rarely, in History, does ‘brutal violence’ ever beat ‘applied intelligence’ with the ‘guiding hand’, of experience..

I hope that there are enough ‘active brain cells’ within the .1% ( NOT 1% but .1% because most of the 1% work for the .1%. The .1% will eventually dump them too) to stop ‘feeding like greedy little pigs’ before they are ‘turned into bacon’.”

http://fifteenminutesoffact.wgrnradio.com/

Doug Copp will be interviewed, for 15 minutes, on the Jerry Ashton Show, 15 minutes of fact, Wgrnradio.com. We Earth Global Radio Network, Occupy Wall Street. The show will air live on Friday, 25, November, 2011 at 4 pm Eastern Time (NYC). It will be archived, at the site, for later review.

think about it.

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


‘Occupy Your Life’ is doug copp’s idea.

copied from an email sent by Michael Moore followed by some doug copp comments posted on the internet.

Here is what I will propose to the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street:

10 Things We Want
A Proposal for Occupy Wall Street
Submitted by Michael Moore

1. Eradicate the Bush tax cuts for the rich and institute new taxes on the wealthiest Americans and on corporations, including a tax on all trading on Wall Street (where they currently pay 0%).

2. Assess a penalty tax on any corporation that moves American jobs to other countries when that company is already making profits in America. Our jobs are the most important national treasure and they cannot be removed from the country simply because someone wants to make more money.

3. Require that all Americans pay the same Social Security tax on all of their earnings (normally, the middle class pays about 6% of their income to Social Security; someone making $1 million a year pays about 0.6% (or 90% less than the average person). This law would simply make the rich pay what everyone else pays.

4. Reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act, placing serious regulations on how business is conducted by Wall Street and the banks.

5. Investigate the Crash of 2008, and bring to justice those who committed any crimes.

6. Reorder our nation’s spending priorities (including the ending of all foreign wars and their cost of over $2 billion a week). This will re-open libraries, reinstate band and art and civics classes in our schools, fix our roads and bridges and infrastructure, wire the entire country for 21st century internet, and support scientific research that improves our lives.

7. Join the rest of the free world and create a single-payer, free and universal health care system that covers all Americans all of the time.

8. Immediately reduce carbon emissions that are destroying the planet and discover ways to live without the oil that will be depleted and gone by the end of this century.

9. Require corporations with more than 10,000 employees to restructure their board of directors so that 50% of its members are elected by the company’s workers. We can never have a real democracy as long as most people have no say in what happens at the place they spend most of their time: their job. (For any U.S. businesspeople freaking out at this idea because you think workers can’t run a successful company: Germany has a law like this and it has helped to make Germany the world’s leading manufacturing exporter.)

10. We, the people, must pass three constitutional amendments that will go a long way toward fixing the core problems we now have. These include:

a) A constitutional amendment that fixes our broken electoral system by 1) completely removing campaign contributions from the political process; 2) requiring all elections to be publicly financed; 3) moving election day to the weekend to increase voter turnout; 4) making all Americans registered voters at the moment of their birth; 5) banning computerized voting and requiring that all elections take place on paper ballots.

b) A constitutional amendment declaring that corporations are not people and do not have the constitutional rights of citizens. This amendment should also state that the interests of the general public and society must always come before the interests of corporations.

c) A constitutional amendment that will act as a “second bill of rights” as proposed by President Frankin D. Roosevelt: that every American has a human right to employment, to health care, to a free and full education, to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food, and to be cared for with dignity and respect in their old age.

Let me know what you think. Occupy Wall Street enjoys the support of millions. It is a movement that cannot be stopped. Become part of it by sharing your thoughts with me or online (at OccupyWallSt.org). Get involved in (or start!) your own local Occupy movement. Make some noise. You don’t have to pitch a tent in lower Manhattan to be an Occupier. You are one just by saying you are. This movement has no singular leader or spokesperson; every participant is a leader in their neighborhood, their school, their place of work. Each of you is a spokesperson to those whom you encounter. There are no dues to pay, no permission to seek in order to create an action.

We are but ten weeks old, yet we have already changed the national conversation. This is our moment, the one we’ve been hoping for, waiting for. If it’s going to happen it has to happen now. Don’t sit this one out. This is the real deal. This is it.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Yours,
Michael Moore
MMFlint@MichaelMoore.com
@MMFlint
MichaelMoore.com

Random Doug Copp comments posted on other sites… re Occupy:

1)

1) Comment regarding the NY Post Story that the Occupy Movement has achieved ‘nothing’.

Doug Copp • It sounds like Rupert Murdoch, the anti-anything good, asshole owns the newspaper.(He does.)

NOW is a turning point of History. We will either have a rich elite with a reasonable ‘lifestyle’ for the 99% or we will move towards a Chinese style of ‘super capitalism’, with a reduced population of ‘workers’/’providers’ , with no middle class. The ‘Chinese elite’ did something that the .1% have found very appealing: have great wealth, power and comfort without any need for democracy or a middle class.

None of these events are accidental. The ‘super elite ‘.1% control things..they do NOT allow their lives to be controlled by random events.

The ‘revolution’,/’rebellion’ blow back will either make the ‘super elite’ back-off or they will be successful.

Also, the dumber the people are..the easier they are to manipulate with ‘nonsense’ like the tea party distractions. It is all standard material, for a tiny and ‘elite’ group to own everything while the ‘masses’ are subjugated.

I am overjoyed to see people waking up; however, it sure won’t be easy.

I would prefer that the .1% be satisfied with ‘almost everything’; instead of, pushing for ‘everything’ and causing every single living creature on earth to suffer.

I am a pacifist and a humanist.

doug copp


2) Comment that doug copp should be active and not a pacifist and humanist.

I have a long history, of many years of ‘spitting in the eye’ of the devil. I have been an active humanist, risked my life almost 2,000 times, crawled inside of 896 collapsed buildings. My efforts to put lives before profit has caused me to be slandered, threatened, bullets shot at my wife’s car, my dead mother called a $1 road whore etc etc..I remain permanently disabled from 911, currently under Doctor’s treatment for 20 medical problems.

I do NOT run and I am not squeamish (650,000 people have died horrible deaths, at the disasters I have worked)..as an UNPAID VOLUNTEER.

I just say: I am responsible for my actions and my actions are those of a pacifist and a humanist ( like Charlie Chaplin..before J. Edgar Hoover ran him out of the USA ..not a ..humanitarian like you described)

I would rather NOT have the destruction, violence, death, horror and nightmare that accompany revolution. I would rather that the ‘elite’ learn the easy way ; rather than, the hard way.

My life has been a testament towards the ‘occupy movement’ for 25 years.

Don’t misunderstand me. I cannot be stopped by any other means than death.

I hope that there are enough ‘active brain cells’ within the .1% to stop ‘feeding like greedy little pigs’ before they are ‘turned into bacon’.

doug copp

3) Comment in addition to 2)

Doug Copp • I forgot to say: That I have saved lives, at disasters, during war, revolution and civl unrest. In the El Salvador earthquake of 1986,. President Duarte gave me an award, for my work, at the collapsed Presidential Compound. I was driven to the Presidential Palace, by the ‘guerrillas’ . Before, I left El Salvador, the leader of the Guerrillas risked his life to come and thank me at a compound swarming with CIA Operatives (Who would have killed him..on sight.) I like to focus on ‘what is important'(saving lives, helping people) not social and political distractions.

I had been working with the guerrilla rescue team, for 3 days..without rest. Our work was done. I asked them to take me to the Presidential Palace. I needed to be ‘in charge of the rescue’ there. They said: “Are you crazy!!!!???!! We are at WAR with them! ”

I said: ” I am tired. I am exhausted. Are you going to make me walk?”

They huddled together and then told me that they would drive me.

I have met spies, terrorists, death squads, murderers, spiritual leaders, generals, admirals, kings, presidents..you name it…I have slept on dirt floors and in palaces.

I am an ACTIVIST but one that would; rather use common sense and humanity ….rather than jump to a gun.

Very rarely, in History, does ‘brutal violence’ ever beat ‘applied intelligence’ with the ‘guiding hand’, of experience..

doug copp

Doug Copp wrote this the following on Jan 23, 2011.

The End of Democracy as the Result of Globalization

The Chinese model is taking over rapidly with the economies of all the democracies being drained of their financial reserves as native, nationalistic Corporations become more and more international. In America former American Corporate Giants are making 84% of their profit internationally. Their money is flowing out of America and the west like a river and flowing into China.

American Factories are being shut down and reopened in China.

When will this stop? Money and jobs will start flowing back into America (and the other Democracies) when it becomes cheaper/more profitable/ to manufacture in the USA. In other words when a Chinese Peasant costs more than an American peasnat then the former American Corporations will return to America to maximize their profits.

The new model is the Chinese model, a small group of tightly fisted individuals controlling a police state with a booming economy. The wealthy and powerful individuals who own the Corporations and rule this world are finding the Chinese model less ‘troublesome’ than the nuisance of a pseudo-democracy.

Their is no need for the elite to operate in a democratic system; they can return to a oligarthic state. Democracy has always been under constant attack; it has been defended and fought for, great sacrifices have been made; however, the greatest threat to end Democracy is ‘ignorance’ of the voters, towards the intentions of the elite.

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Earthquake Turkey, Oct 2011,The Triangle of Life has Saved Lives Today. More Survivors Using The Triangle of Life Continue To Be Rescued. 1 Million People Trained by Aksigorta Insurance Company / AKUT NOT to ‘Duck and Cover.’

The Triangle of Life' makes sense because it is REAL.

I have no objection to ‘duck and cover’, if buildings don’t collapse; however, the ‘reality’ is ; that USA Buildings do collapse. It is preferable to ‘risk’ a ‘bruise’, from the ‘triangle of life’; rather than, ‘risk’ being ‘SQUASHED”, from ‘duck and cover’.

The blog article has been revised. The previous blog article was absolutely true; however, it unleashed an avalanche, of attack, from financially vested interests, in ‘duck and cover’. Innocent people came under attack. The Following conditions and clarifications have resulted:

New Information has been added, other information has been clarified. AKUT continues to save lives by training millions of people, not to ‘duck and cover’. AKUT is a brave and courageous rescue organization. In character with the proud Turkish People; they speak for themselves and do things the Turkish way.

Doug Copp does NOT speak for AKUT. This blog is the sole responsibility of Doug Copp.
Understand that:
This Blog is NOT the Official Response of the American Rescue Team International
(Doug Copp is the Chief) or any other non-profit organization or rescue team which Doug Copp is a member of (There are many).

Think ‘Tobacco Companies’ fighting to keep profits. There was nothing they would not do to keep that gravy train flowing. It is virtually, the same with USA Insurance Companies wanting to maintain profits ..NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE.

You must understand that Billions of Dollars are at stake. USA Insurance Company profits, via insuring USA School Boards, is at stake; as are, the premiums that the School Boards pay the Insurance Companies.

Doug Copp has endured every attack, threat, slander that you can imagine even to the point of attacking his mother as a ‘$1 road whore’ and a bullet hole shot into his wife’s car. Organizations and websites that have supported the ‘triangle of life’ have been pressured. Some websites have been paid to slander the ‘triangle of life’.

All the attacks against the ‘Triangle of Life’ should be directed at Doug Copp, personally.

I ask everyone who discovers the truth about ‘the triangle of life’ to perpetuate it by emailing everyone you care about. This grass roots method will save lives. It will protect others from the backlash; that comes, from interfering with Corporate greed ‘gone berserk’.

Understand, that USA Insurance Companies have a long reach and want to preserve corporate profits by minimizing earthquake survivors. Survivors seek compensation from School Boards Insurance Policies. Dead victims cost nothing and require no costly and time consuming processing.

Again, this blog is NOT the Official Response of either AKUT (Turkey) or ARTI (American Rescue team International).

Furthermore, Doug Copp is not currently a member of AKUT. Doug’s membership badge was given to Doug, at the time that AKUT Badges were first received from the printer. This ocurred at AKUT’s birth as a rescue team, many years ago. Doug gave the leadership of AKUT, 6 ARTI Badges and he received an AKUT Badge. The expiration date of Doug Copp’s AKUT badge passed while he was ‘bedridden’, from his 911 injuries. There was no intention of breaking any Turkish Law.

We became aware that Turkish Law does not allow for a non Turkish citizen to be a member of AKUT.

The Turkish Brochure is seen on this page and links to the AKUT website Brochure are included. The Brochure clearly shows that victims do NOT get under their desks; they get next to their desks. They are seen laying in front of their sofa, NOT under them.

The Turks do NOT use the term, to describe this as; ‘Triangle of LIfe’. It is understood that NO name is used. Nevertheless, this is exactly what Doug Copp, taught AKUT and others throughout the world; since, 1985. Doug Copp uses the term ‘Triangle of Life’ because the area, next to large bulky objects, form a ‘triangle’ when the building collapses….This area is, also, the ONLY area where victims survive building collapse. Therefore it is called the ‘triangle of life’. When Doug Copp taught AKUT he used the term :’triangle of life’.

I have been informed that AKUT and The Turkish Government teach that you should get ‘next to objects’ (The Triangle of Life) if there is a chance that your building could collapse. Since, 95% of Turkish Buildings are below ‘code’ then they should NOT duck and cover.

I have been informed; that AKUT have overcome potential problems, by telling people to ‘duck and cover’ if their building won’t collapse. Perhaps, this could be a solution, in the USA, if USA Insurance Companies and bureaucrats ‘financially guarantee that USA buildings won’t collapse.

I have no objection to ‘duck and cover’, if buildings don’t collapse; however, the ‘reality’ is ; that USA Buildings do collapse. It is preferable to ‘risk’ a ‘bruise’, from the ‘triangle of life’; rather than, ‘risk’ being ‘SQUASHED”, from ‘duck and cover’.

You should note that the AKUT Brochure, distributed to 1 miilion people, does NOT indicate ‘duck and cover’. It only indicates getting next to objects (the triangle of life.)

The Earthquake Page, from the AKUT Brochure, given to 1 million people clearly shows..Do NOT DUCK and COVER.


I feel compelled to include the text of 2 emails that I sent to an American Disaster Mitigation Official who proclaimed that USA Buildings do NOT collapse:

Email “#1. Doug Copp • As someone who has ACTUALLY crawled inside of 896 collapsed buildings; including, 200 PLUS ultra modern skyscrapers of the most sophisticated technology ..in the USA, Japan, Taiwan and many other places.

I can tell you that this is pure BS. It is NOT true.

By the way, my background before, rescue was working at Demolition. This included skyscrapers, implosions ..all the stuff you see on TV…in fact I was the California license holder for a Nationwide Contractor. I was asked to take the license holder exam; because, only 1 person out of every hundred passes this very difficult exam.

I understand structures, as an expert; who has instructed, directed and lectured to an entire University of Engineering Students and Professors (on several occasions).

This is one of the reasons why I was able to survive 896 collapsed buildings when OSHA has statistically determined that 60% of rescuers are killed every entry/collapse. You can see, for yourself, at my website…and by the way..

the scientific test (watch the video) that we did, in Turkey was in a typical North American solid ( not hollow tile or tilted up) concrete and well tied together with rebar- building.

The test building was picked to test existing USA Building Codes/Standards.

You can go to my blog, my website http://www.amerrescue.org , or my 2 youtube channels: amerrescue and amerrescuegmail ans see actual video of me inside of these extremely sophisticated collapsed buildings..all over the world.

Years ago, the ‘triangle of life’ was attacked by stating that the USA doesn’t have earthquakes, then the BS was “buildings in the USA don’t collapse’ then the American Red Cross came out and stated that the ‘triangle of Life’ was appropriate in other countries but NOT the USA (where they collect their donations and don’t want to rock the boat with USA Insurance Companies who consider it cheaper and less trouble if people die immediately from ‘duck and cover; rather than, survive and seek compensation.)

I encourage everyone to get the facts, determine the truth, think for yourself and of course go to my website and SEE WITH YOUR OWN EYES).

I have been in British Columbia several times. beautiful place…Around the world, I have stood in 3 cities without a single building left standing. There is NOTHING, IN THIS WORLD; THAT CANNOT BE DESTROYED BY NATURE, IN SECONDS. I have seen things that you can barely imagine. “

“Email #2. Doug Copp. Dear Tom:

You live in a great area of Beijing; but it won’t take much to knock most of the buildings down.

Let me illustrate the problem like this…

Scenario:
An earthquake occurs..Typically (unless you have a quake Alarm), you have less than 10 seconds to respond. What will it BE! and What will you INSTANTLY do?

If it is a giant earthquake it can destroy every building, in the city.
or
If it is a big earthquake then perhaps, the ‘best’ buildings will survive.
or
If it is a tiny earthquake then perhaps, a few items get knocked off a shelf, some stairs and elevators are damaged..brick walls fall over etc etc

The problem is You don’t know..until it may be too late.

For the preservation of my OWN life:
I prefer risking a potential minor injury
to
getting crushed down to 1/4 inch thick with a puddle of blood oozing out from underneath.

650,000 people have died at the disasters; that I have worked. I calculate that 600,000, of these victims, died; because of, ‘duck and cover’.

Personally:

I absolutely refuse to get under a desk…The thought of ‘duck and cover’ sends chills down my back..and nightmarish images into my mind…..I have visions of things that I have seen, with my own eyes. I have shirts covered in blood. I kept them.

It is a free choice world. People can do exactly as they want, from my point of view. I just don’t want them ‘slaughtered’, by being told BS.”

To go to the revised blog article click here:

UNDER CURRENT CONSTRUCTION. WILL BE AVAILABLE asap.

This article will take a minute to load; since, it has complete and convincing material to save your life. If you study this page then you and your family will survive building collapse…even if everyone else dies…you will survive. Just as the Turks have survived.

Doug Copp has been a member of AKUT The National Rescue team of Turkey; since, 1995. Before they actually started UHR activities. The leadership of AKUT were given 6 ARTI Badges; as a sign of, co-operation, goodwill and working together.

Preface, from Doug Copp. During this Turkish Earthquake, we have saved lives, already and will save more over the next few days…come back for updates, concerning the earthquake and survival there.)

As CNN Reports; according to the Ministry of Civil Defense of Turkey, an unprecedented LARGE number of victims have survived the collapsed buildings and an unprecedented LOW percentage of deaths have occurred.

The Triangle of Life was taught to these victims and is responsible for their survival. Thank God almighty that USA Insurers and the bureaucrats who are insured by them have been unable to stop us from saving these lives. Instead of the usual 2 percent survival rate from ‘duck and cover. The survival rates has been increased to 80 percent ( statistics at 2nd day of earthquake ).

Watch MSNBC TV Coverage of AKUT as they rescue victims who survived in the rubble, using the triangle of life. Look closely and you will notice that these victims are NOT under desks or any other objects. The ceiling came down and rested on big objects on either side of the victim. The victim survived uncrushed. This is the only way to survive building collapse. Notice triangular shapes everywhere, in the rubble. These ‘safe areas’, triangles of life are as natural to building collapse as gravity.


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I never thought that I would praise an Insurance Company.

I never in my life…

after all the abuse, hardship and ‘out of control’ greed of USA Insurance Companies towards stopping the ‘Triangle of Life’ (They told us that they are in the business of “maximizing shareholder return not saving lives”…and that it is “cheaper and less trouble” if people immediately die from ‘duck and cover; rather than, survive via the ‘T of L’ and seek compensation)

thought that I would say this:

” THANK GOD. FOR THE Aksigorta INSURANCE COMPANY! WHO HAVE HELPED US SAVE LIVES, TODAY! AND IN THE FUTURE!. We have already trained 1 million people with our Saving Lives Project.”

Our Saving Lives Project has already trained 1 million people to follow the Triangle of Life and is scheduled to train a total of 5 million people.

Having said that, I am truly proud of my fellow members of AKUT/ARTI for our accomplishments, in Turkey; which are resulting in lives being saved in today’s earthquake.

Let me make this clear. My AKUT Badge from 1995 is shown above. My membership expired during my prolonged 911 illness. I have been sick, every day, for 10 years and currently have 20, 911 medical problems (at my worst point I had 47 simultaneous medical problems). The only time I was well enough to go to a disaster; since, 911, was in Haiti where the Brasilan Military Doctors, after treating me wanted to keep me in the hospital.

After living near death, for all these years, I am finally wearing out. I spend hours everyday having medical treatment, my eyes require 8 treatments perday, I am in pain every waking minute from lead in the cartilege of all my joints, am having my second 911 operation (in 2 weeks) and have a 6 month antibiotic prescription. I am very pleased with the good that I have been able to do, with my life, and standing up to monumental forces..even when others won’t. Life is a beautiful thing..even when you die.


Go to the Triangle of Life Brochure given to 1 million people, to date. It has pictures, images and text instructing people..NOT to get under a desk, It Shows you to Get Next to Your Desk; NOT to get under furniture, Get Next to furniture; and Showing you Triangles of Life, in Rubble, to survive.

All the information in this page of the brochure is exactly as taught to the members of AKUT and the Turkish Government, by Doug Copp

Children getting the Triangle of Life Brochure. 1 Million, to date. 5 Million more funded. Go to the Triangle of Life Brochure given to 1 million people, to date. It has pictures, images and text instructing people..NOT to get under a desk, It Shows you to Get Next to Your Desk; NOT to get under furniture, Get Next to furniture; and Showing you Triangles of Life, in Rubble, to survive.


Not only is AKUT, on the scene actively saving lives of victims who survived but are trapped, in the rubble:
MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE HAVE TRAINED 1 MILLION OF THE PEOPLE THROUGH THE TRIANGLE OF LIFE TO SAVE THEMSELVES AND ESCAPE FROM THE RUBBLE.

Prior to Doug Copp training the AKUT mountain climbing club to rescue people, trapped in collapsed buildings, the victims simply died buried alive. Nobody rescued anybody because it was thought to be the will of Allah (See newspaper article quote, in text). Not only has AKUT and Rescue Chief Doug Copp saved lives in turkey. AKUT has become one of the very best and most successful rescue teams, in the entire world.

It gives me great pleasure to know that the ‘triangle of life’ has been taught throughout all regions of Turkey.

The Opening Ceremony for the 5 Million person, 50 city and 250 region program, to make Turkey the world leader in the triangle of Life, survival method, invented by Doug Copp.

Amazingly, while USA insurance companies mistakenly have concluded that it is more profitable to allow school children to die from ‘duck and cover’; rather than survive and seek compensation. Turkey is more humane. (Which American would have thought that?)

The Aksigorta Insurance Company, of Turkey has concluded that they prefer to save children’s lives, in schools and the public as a whole.

The Aksigorta Insurance Company, of Turkey has concluded that they prefer to save children's lives, in schools and the public as a whole. Clicking on this logo will take you to hundreds of Triangle of Life videos, docs and more thru out the world ..via the ARTI website.

It is true that the people of Turkey are not as litigious as the people of the USA; consequently, the insurers are not as ‘exposed’ to victims seeking compensation; however, I must applaud the Aksigorta Insurance Company of Turkey. Lives have been saved; today, because of their humanity.

TRAINING: The 'Life goes on, Turkey' (Hayata Devam Türkiye) campaign is hitting the road to raise awareness about the risks of earthquakes, fires and floods through the use of a quake simulator and interactive theatrical skits. DAILY NEWS photo

An Excerpt from the Daily News. Read the articles:

“Taksim Square on Tuesday as the tremors of a quake simulator marked the beginning of a cross-country campaign to educate people in Turkey about disaster preparedness.

The “Life goes on, Turkey” (Hayata Devam Türkiye) campaign is hitting the road to raise awareness about the risks of earthquakes, fires and floods through the use of a quake simulator and interactive theatrical skits. It is a partnership between the Search and Rescue Association of Turkey, or AKUT, and Aksigorta, an insurance company.

Standing beside the campaign’s two bright red trailer trucks, Namık Arıkol, the project’s general coordinator, with long hair and dressed in a black t-shirt and leather vest, looks like he could be preparing for an upcoming rock concert. Arıkol, however, is interested in preparing Turkey for something more dangerous.

“Ninety-five percent of Turkey lies in an earthquake region,” Arıkol told the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review. “Turks wrongly think earthquakes result from only God’s work or fate, and structurally weak buildings remain in place to kill people.

“The project aims to continue for five years and eventually reach a total of 5 million people in 50 cities and 250 districts in Turkey, according to Burçak Seyis, the representative of Aksigorta for the project.” By Following the links,

you can read the complete article,

watch the video,

see the Special Website Visual Effects.

Some other useful and relevant links:

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Background:

Doug Copp was asked by a mother, of an American Student /hiker, to go, to Turkey and locate her son; who had been missing, in a wilderness area of Turkey, for 8 months. The US Military, US Embassy, Turkish Mountain Climbers and locals had searched for him without success. Doug went there planning to spend a couple of weeks searching. Doug found his remains, the first day.

This gave Doug extra free time to spend, in Turkey. Doug asked AKUT. the local mountain club: ” What happens when people are trapped in collapsed buildings? Who rescues them? ( Doug has trained hundreds of rescue teams and had planned to train a Turkish team.)”

The reply was: “Nobody. Nothing happens. People arn’t rescued.”
Doug said: ” No, let me explain. I mean…the people are alive and need to be rescued..’
The response was: “Nothing is done. It is the will of Allah.”
Doug said:” ” I mean..the people are screaming for help..they are alive..and trapped”
The answer was harsh;” Nothing is done..the rubble is taken to the ‘dump’……the people believe it is the will of Allah….they are left to die.”

Doug said to AKUT:” You guys are well educated, athletic, cultured, sophisticated..why don’t you let me train you to rescue people??”

The members of AKUT huddled together, spoke together and then turned to me, saying:” Sure. We can do that.”

Doug trained the mountain club to rescue people..and returned to Turkey many times, to train, lecture to the government and to help AKUT get funding and official recognition from the Turkish Government. The scientific triangle of Life test took place with the Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul and others involved. Movie Stars took part and it was broadcast on National Turkish TV and throughout the world, on Real TV.

AKUT has logged almost 2,000 rescues; since, Doug started the rescue team. The first thing that Doug teaches any rescuer is how to save their life and how to ensure that their family survives. ” A dead rescuer saves..nobody.”

The seed of the “Triangle of Life’ was planted.

AKUT seen rescuing people, on Turkish TV..got ‘rockstar’ status with the ‘macho’ Turks. Every young Turk wanted to be a rescuer….Hundreds of rescue teams started and the Turkish culture was changed..to one of focused heroism and saving lives.

Thanks, to Doug Copp and the first members of AKUT; Turkey has the strongest rescue effort of any country, in the world.

Rescue, in America is different. INSARAG (all government teams of the world), NASAR ( all USA rescue teams and fire depts) have been trained to use the triangle of life (survivable void) program created by Copp for several years, now; however, FEMA refuses to fight the USA Insurance Companies ‘stranglehold’ on ‘duck and cover’, and shareholder profits ‘trumping’ children’s lives.
When FEMA spends most of it’s energy trying to keep rescue teams from helping people and very litle effort helping victims. Read the blog concerning the infamous Chief Norman of FEMA New York and his bragging about arresting firefighters, who tried to help, at 911.

Watch the latest TV Broadcast of Doug Copp, on the 10 th Anniversary of 911, Sept 11, 2011. The Title is ‘911 TV Hero Doug Copp (KOB-TV)’.

TV coverage of Doug Copp, described as a “911 Hero playing an instrumental part at the World Trade Center, and the NYPD using one of Copp’s inventions to locate victims, in the rubble”. This was re- broadcast, on TV, in Albuquerque, on the 10th Anniversary of 911.

Videos of Doug Copp, saving lives in Turkey and the triangle of life:

1) Doug Copp first mission to Turkey, TV program locating the remains of a missing American. Watch the USA TV Program ‘Have a Heart’ NB These first 2 videos from Turkey are 16 years old, from our old website and very poor quality. You should view these only for info purposes and not entertainment. All the other videos are / great quality

Here is an Inside Edition TV Program about Doug Copp, at the same Turkey Mission.

2) Doug Copp, training mission to Turkey, to teach AKUT, and Turkish Government Leaders (including the Governor of today’s earthquake region)
NB These first 2 videos from Turkey are 16 years old, from our old website and very poor quality. You should view these only for info purposes and not entertainment. All the other videos are / great quality

3) Doug Copp, on the TV program ‘Real TV’, broadcast in 200 countries, saving the life of a little girl, buried alive, in Turkey.

4) Doug Copp and AKUT, saving lives and informing people, about the ‘Triangle of Life’ on the Major USA Network TV program ‘The View from Above’.

5) Doug Copp and AKUT, on the ‘Real TV’ Program, broadcast to 200 countries, ‘Scientific Test, in Turkey, to Save Lives, in Earthquakes.’ This test was made with the participation of the City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul, Federal Government of Turkey, AKUT, ARTI and Doug Copp. We took earthquake survival , under rigid scientific analysis and procedure, from 0% using ‘duck and cover’ to 100% using the ‘Triangle of Life’. See for yourself.

Note from Doug Copp:

” Under this scientific test, survival was 100% using the ‘Triangle of Life’; however, I expect that the average, in real-life-earthquakes would only be 90%. It must be understood that, TODAY, ‘Duck and Cover’ results in only 2% of people surviving, in the USA and other countries.

6) Doug Copp and ARTI, save lives, in Turkey, on the Discovery Channel.

7) ‘The World’s Deadliest Earthquakes’, an ABC Major Network Prime Time Special Doug Copp saves lives, in Turkey.

8) ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Jobs’. The BBC TV production featuring Doug Copp, Rescue Chief of ARTI (American Rescue Team International), GOER (Argentina), AKUT (Turkey) and Captain National Fire Dept of Peru. Doug is seen saving lives around the world, going under the rubble of 911 while the fire is still smoldering , searching where FEMA were too afraid to go, getting poisoned under the millions of tons of rubble and finally getting medical treatment and struggling to stay alive through years of severe 911 illness. Doug is seen at the end stating: ” I did the right thing. I would do it all over again…without a second’s hesitation.. If God wants me to die…doing the right thing…then I’ll die..period.”

9) ‘Anatomy of a Disaster’ Discovery Channel and Major Network Broadcast more than 600 times, throughout the world, featuring Doug Copp saving lives, in Turkey.

10) Read some of Doug Copp’s blog articles concerning saving lives in Turkey and surviving earthquakes thru the triangle of life.

11) ‘Future Storm’, an award winning BBC Special featuring Doug Copp and the Triangle of Life’. The most expensive BBC Production ever made. It was ‘held back’ because BBC executives were alarmed that it was too frightening.

12)This is a 57 minute collection of very important video and TV Coverage of the Triangle of Life:

13) Doug Copp trains AKUT to do Urban Heavy Rescue

14) Doug Copp on The Learning Channel Program broadcast throughout the world, more than 1,000 broadcasts. The highest rated program ever to air on the network. “Earth’s Fury, Earthquakes” Doug saving lives.

15) 3) Doug Copp, on another of the Real TV Series covering Doug, broadcast in 200 countries. It tells about the triangle of Life and how to identify the locations of survivors.

16) Doug Copp on the Discovery Channel Using Helicopters, in Turkey to save lives, during an earthquake.

17) The World’s largest supplier of Training Films made this video, for the USA market..it features Doug Copp and The Triangle of Life.

18) This 4 minute TV Commercial, from New Zealand , tells you how to save your life with the Triangle of Life. Wow, This 4 minutes..can save your life.

19) This German TV Program has Doug Copp explaining the Triangle of Life, in German.


12) The ARTI , American Rescue Team International website with hundreds of videos, documents, pdf files, earthquake instructions, poer point presentations, pictures and more showing Doug Copp leading ARTI as the world’s most experienced rescue team.

20) Doug Copp using the Triangle of Life at The World Trade Center 1 hr 30 minutes.of footage.

21) Doug Copp, 1 minute Public Service Commercial using the Triangle of life, in a Tsunami.

22) Doug Copp, on MSNBC, being interviewed about 1999 Turkish Earthquake and the Triangle of Life.

23) Doug Copp , T of L, Public Service Commercial 1 minute earthquake version 1.

24) Doug Copp T of L, 1 Minute Commercial , version 2.

25) Doug Copp, t of l, 1 minute commercial version 3.

26) Doug Copp Humanitarian, a mixture of lots of ACTION footage about the triangle of life

27) A Crushed Desk..see for yourself ..the difference between living and dieing.

28) The first new earthquake survival info in 50 years. This was broadcast to an initial audience of 500 million.CCTV Chinese & English
. CCTV China came to Doug Copp’s home and made this TV Program. First Broadcast was watched by 500 Million People.

29) Watch the T of L TV Commercial made by The Government of Mexico, for Mexico City, the most populated city, in the world.

30) Watch the Triangle of Life in Sign Language.

Also, Read some of the Dozens of Magazine Articles about the Triangle of LIfe, being adopted throughout the world, by going to the ARTI website. Here are a few:

1) Time Magazine

The United Nations Security, in Geneva, Switzerland, sends a ‘triangle of life’ power point presentation
to all UN Officials in Latin America

Quote from Time Magazine:

“Meanwhile, U.N. security experts this week sent out a triangle-of-life PowerPoint presentation to staff members in Latin America who are still shaken by the deaths of 100-plus U.N. workers in the organization’s Port-au-Prince headquarters, including the head of the mission there.”

Tim Padgett, Time Magazine, Senior Editor

2) The Saudi Arabian Magazine.*Read the Pan Arab Magazine Article*

April, 2010. Title: “Doug Copp, Triangle of Life”
This magazine has a circulation of 100,000, in the 10 wealthiest arab countries.
It is published for the elite, super-rich of the oil world.
It is a block buster expose of the $ and death behind ‘duck and cover.’
We are translating this article into English.

3) Read the article in India’s Premier Business and Management Magazine: ‘Business and Economy’. *Read the Business Journal Magazine Article*

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

March 5, 2010. Title: “Are you prepared?
Next time when the ground beneath your feet trembles, try the ‘Triangle of Life’”

Excerpt/Quote:

“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)

There are many power point and pdf files on the Triangle of LIfe:

1) The Triangle of Life University Program, in Iran.
See the power point presentation at the Doug copp Blog Article

2) The United Nations Power Point Presentation, on the Triangle of Life.

13) The AKUT website; since, Doug Copp trained this mountain climbing club, to save lives, in earthqu7akes, AKUT has saved thousands of lives, in Turkey and around the world.

Some Pictures:

1) Tugba Atun , Doug Copp and AKUT saving her life

1) Tugba Atun , Doug Copp and AKUT saving her life

2) Tugba Atun on an ABC Prime Time Special Kissing Doug Copp’s cheek and thanking him for saving her life.

2) Tugba Atun on an ABC Prime Time Special Kissing Doug Copp's cheek and thanking him for saving her life.

3) Doug Copp, TV interview, in Turkey. ” Sometimes there are special things, in life, saving Tugba was one of them, for me.”

3) Doug Copp, TV interview, in Turkey. " Sometimes there are special things, in life, saving Tugba was one of them, for me."

4) Doug Copp and Memo Tansrever, inside of Turkish Collapsed Building during the T of L Scientific Test

Important Blog Articles re the Triangle of life:

1) ‘The Triangle of Life Continues to Spread Around the World’, blog article with links all over the world.

A sampling of the dozens of Links to the AKUT Keep On Living Turkey Project

1) Turkish English Language Science Journal
2) The Aksigorta Insurance Company Website:
Excerpt from the website:

“Keep Living Turkey” Project
Aksigorta And Akut Together Reached A Breakthrough By Reaching More Than 1 Million People With Respect To Natural Disasters And İnsurance Awareness Through The Project Entitled “Keep Living, Turkey”.

In the first phase of the social responsibility project entitled “Keep Living, Turkey”, more than 1 million people, including students, representatives of official institutions, SME employees and citizens, were educated on protecting against natural disasters and taking out insurance through a variety of seminars and training sessions. Mr. Uğur Gülen, the CEO of Aksigorta, expressed his belief that the 5-year project would enable Turkish citizens to take a stand against natural disasters in a better equipped manner and with a better understanding of the importance of being insured against catastrophes.

The “Disaster Training” convoy, set up by Aksigorta and AKUT – Turkey’s most trusted organizations in their own fields to form the social responsibility project entitled “Keep Living, Turkey”, educated more than 1 million people on natural disasters and insurance awareness in a total of 10 provinces and 50 districts. Having completed the first phase of the project at the Kadıköy Square, Aksigorta and AKUT shared the public the results of this 2-month marathon with the general public.

In the first phase of the project, which was conducted with the support of local administrations while enjoying wide participation and strong interest from the general public, the convoy covered a total of 15,000 km in its 2-month tour, which covered Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Gaziantep, Malatya, Trabzon, Samsun and Ankara. In this period, one-to-one contact was established with 500,000 people, 100,000 of whom were students and 5,000 were handicapped. Seminars were provided to them on protection against natural disasters and raising awareness on insurance.

3) The AKUT Website Link to the Saving Lives Project (English) excerpt:
“PROGRESS TOWARDS TURKEY” MARATHON STARTED

“Turkey’s first 3-D G-Force Mobile Earthquake Simulator Truck” and “Life Resume Turkey Disaster Training Truck” Taksim Square and headed to the ceremony. Professional educators and cast, in the first place, Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Gaziantep, Malatya, Trabzon, Samsun and Ankara, covering 10 provinces and 50 counties, will work to spread public awareness of insurance by providing instruction in natural disasters.

Turkey’s most trusted institutions in their respective fields, and the acute Aksigorta, “Life Resume Turkey ‘social responsibility project,” in order to raise awareness of disaster and insurance “, 5 years, 50 provinces, 250 counties aiming to reach 5 million people visited.

Cast of 30 professional educators and the “Life Resume Turkey” project, designed specifically for social responsibility; Turkey’s first 3-dimensional G-Force Mobile Earthquake Simulator Truck “and” Life Resume Turkey Disaster Training Truck “s, as well as educational films, seminars, talks, training manuals and insurance awareness yaygılaştırılmaya to work with the disaster.

In addition, disaster and insurance with a professional theatrical performance demonstrating that the players, the public can participate in interactive will be covered in a fun way. Anyone wishing to attend events and information http://www.hayatadevamturkiye.com website all of the photos, training documents, have access to constantly updated information.

The first stage, 60 days, Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Gaziantep, Malatya, Trabzon, Samsun and Ankara, which will cover a total of 50 district “Life Resume Turkey ‘social responsibility project, in disaster, Turkey, the districts also carries the distinction of being the first project covering.

#) Entertainment Magazine Events Turkey website with 2 videos of the Saving Lives Program.

Conclusion:

I am so happy, pleased and grateful, to God that he has so blessed me with the fruition of my efforts to create a rescue team, in Turkey and save the lives of it’s people thru the ‘Triangle of Life’.

With the assistance and support of AKUT, The Turkish Governments (on all levels), the Aksigorta iNSURANCE COMPANY and the the Great people of Turkey…This is the second greatest thing that I have done, in my life and well worth dieing for.

ARTI and my work ( Doug Copp) continues, in India:

Saving the lives of 250,000 victims, in India , by preventing an outbreak of the plague, following the Gujarat Earthquake…After the Indian Government had resigned itself to 250,000 deaths was the greatest thing that I have ever done..in my time on earth….

The success of our efforts in Turkey to save lives, reduce suffering and help people ……makes me feel like my ordeal with , his bought-off cronies, greedy USA insurance companies and completely unethical and immoral USA bureaucrats (‘pushing duck and cover’ because it is “cheaper and less trouble” to let the children die; rather than, sue the School Boards and Government Agencies)

has all been worth it.

I would gladly have my reputation slandered and destroyed, give my life and endure any threat; including, FEMA’s abuse (see the Doug Copp Blog Article) referring to my dead mother as a “$1 Road Whore ” to be fucked by )…for the comforting thought that I managed to do something very good to help people.

My 911 injuries have made it impossible, for me, to save lives, at major disasters.

Nevertheless, the same spirit that drove me to sleep on ‘bare dirt’ for 6 months/year, donate 70% of my income, and crawl inside of 896 collapsed buildings, as an unpaid volunteer; continues to drive me to save lives via, the ‘triangle of life’.

The vested financial and bureaucratic interests that spend time, effort and money to destroy me fail to understand me. They have no understanding, of the mind of a humanitarian. Their attempts to destroy me have continued for years, there is NO lie they will not tell and no limit on their vindictive hatred.

It all amounts to nothing. Let me tell you why.

On 3 occasions, I found myself inside of a collapsed building when a ‘life threatening incident’ occurred. I faced my own immediate death. There was nothing that I could do. It was impossible for me to survive. I looked up, asked God to save me; so that, I could save more lives. On three occasions, absolutely impossible miracles occurred. These miracles will be detailed, in another blog article.

I cannot stop; saving lives, via the ‘triangle of life’ because of my promise to GOD.

They must kill me or stop endangering children’s lives, for profit. ‘Duck and cover’ is death.

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Doug Copp

Please go to the other wwwDougCopp.me blogs to get much more survival information and links:

This is a list of some links from ‘The Triangle of Life Continues to Spread Around the World:

With all the vitriolic attacks against the , I have noticed a couple of consistencies: 1) None of the proponents of ‘duck and cover’ try to defend it based upon survivability or reality, 2) None of the proponents of ‘duck and cover’ have actually crawled inside of a collapsed building to actually see the truth of what happens inside, 3) All the proponents of ‘duck and cover’ are bureaucratic types who have a vested financial interest in ‘duck and cover’, 4) They all attack me, doug copp, personally as a fraud, criminal etc etc.., 5) None of them offer any proof (unlike the triangle of life where you can watch hundreds of videos, pictures, power point etc. , 6) It is all about money. It is cheaper and less trouble if school children are immediately killed, in an earthquake, so that they don’t sue the bureaucrats, their institutions or the insurance companies who have their policies against earthquake liability.

Background:
The triangle of Life was discovered by Doug Copp, when he crawled inside of a collapsed school, in Mexico City, during the 1985 earthquake. As Doug crawled up and down the aisles, in safety, he was shocked that all the children were crushed to death under their desks. The ceiling had fallen and the weight had ‘snapped’ the legs of all the desks.The ceiling rested upon all the desk tops and remained intact. The children were 1/2 inch thick. Doug did not know it at the time but 3 children had survived this horror. Their English affidavits are at http://www.amerrescue.org with links to the original Spanish language publications Two girls who were, in the aisles survived untouched. Lorena had her legs squashed under the desk. Her torso was in the aisle. Her legs needed to be amputated but she survived.

The Triangle of Life is Spreading Around The World:

Read the other blog articles, on this website. You will see that Time Magazine wrote about Doug Copp and the ‘triangle of Life’, Universities have begun to teach ‘the triangle of life’ as a course for emergency managers…and much more beyond the links that you find listed here.

Doug ‘s life was changed. He was on a mission to stop children from getting under desks. In 2000 he wrote an article for American Guide Magazine.This 5 page – 13 picture article described the triangle of Life and how to collapsed buildings.

Doug posted the article, on his website and was contacted by an unknown reader who asked permission to condense the article into an and send it to some friends. It is conservatively estimated that 1 billion people got that email. It went from family member and friend throughout the farthest corners of the world.

The South African Embassy Newsletter in Hong Kong published the original email.

Pressure was put upon politicians and bureaucrats from Mexico to Iran, from the USA to the United Nations. TV programs featured the triangle of Life, TV commercials were made, supporting the triangle of life

One program produced by CCTV, the Chinese Government Station was broadcast to an initial audience of 500 million people.

The Chinese Government published Doug Copp’s speech to 5 different Government Agencies and distributed it throughout China. http://www.amerrescue.org/chinadocs/beijingdailynews.pdf

The Turkish Federal Government, The City of Istanbul, the University of Istanbul paid for the heavy equipment, provided buildings to collapse and broadcast on Turkish TV and the TV program Real TV a scientific test proving the triangle of life:

Time Magazine wrote an article stating that the United Nations personnel had copied Doug’s Triangle of Life ‘power point presentation and sent it to all the United Nations employees, in Latin America.

United nations TV copied one of Doug’s , translated it into Creole and broadcast it on United Nations TV, in Haiti.

Business and Economy Magazine, the most influential business magazine, in India wrote that the Indian Government Scientists were contacted and they endorsed the triangle of life as a means that individuals can use to earthquakes.

Snob Magazine, the magazine of the oil rich elite, in the Middle East wrote about the triangle of life being necessary for the survival of the ‘richest of the rich’.

Many TV programs have broadcast the triangle of life Information. Here is Doug speaking about the triangle of life on CNN, to 220 countries

You tube videos began to appear endorsing the triangle of life. The Mexican Government, Minister of Civil Defense appears in a Mexican Government, created commercial for Mexican TV.

The Spark Award for International Design was awarded to Yanko Design, for the Triangle of Life Desk. These desks are available, in Hong Kong. http://www.sparkawards.com/Galleries/08_Entries.htm?appid=1291 which have been purchased by the Chinese Government for use in Chinese Schools

; triangle of Life ‘toys’ available in Latin America;

dozens of ‘t of l’ you tube videos ( in many , many languages).You tube videos have been created in many languages..even in spanish sign language

The INSARAG association of Governmental Rescue Teams, from around the world, have been teaching the triangle of life, for 10 years and NASAR, the association of Fire Dept’s and Rescue teams, in America, has been teaching the triangle of Life , for 7 years.
http://apple.powerbook.pismo.de/index.php?id=78

Click to access Sizeup.pdf

See page 632 in this firefighters manual:

Another firefighter’s manual from United Kingdom mentioning searching survivable voids (top right of page):


Page 7, paragraph 2, of a Pentagon report on the World Trade Towers collapse of 9.11:

Notice in the following link how many times it is mentioned that rescuers search the void spaces for survivors. No mention here of anyone doing Duck, Cover and Hold!

Many rescue teams , from around the world, are supporting the triangle of life. Here is the triangle of Life at GOER, the National Rescue Team of Argentina:

The original email continues to travel the world, in French, German, Arabic, English, Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog, Spanish and more.

An hour long radio Interview with New Zealand concerning the triangle of life took place with Doug the day before this writing.

The Triangle of Life is Spreading Around the World

As the German Philosopher Shopenhauer stated: The path of all truth follows 3 steps. First it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed and Thirdly it is accepted as self evident.

Doug Copp is quoted: “American Insurance Companies continue to violently oppose the triangle of life because surviving school children require compensation for emotional or traumatic injury. Shareholder profits are reduced. Many USA bureaucrats continue to oppose the triangle of life because the insurance companies have told them that their premiums will increase or their coverage will be dropped, if they change to the triangle of life. This is wrong and unacceptable to any decent person. Children’s lives are more important than Insurance Company profits. Does this sound like the truth behind the Health Care Debate, in the USA? It is. Corporate Profit vs. human life”

Read the article (part of a series of 9 articles supporting Doug Copp) as published by the Desert Valley Star , a California newspaper, exposing the malicious lies and attacks against Doug Copp

‘Duck and Cover’ cannot be defended; since, it is nonsense and the “triangle of Life’ is as true and real as gravity; therefore, the only means of protecting corporate greed, at the expense of school children’s lives, has been to attack Doug Copp, personally. As an unpaid volunteer, who has risked his life and dedicated his life, to saving people from disaster, Doug Copp has been defamed and discredited as a ‘knucklehead’, ‘idiot’, ‘criminal’, ‘phony’, ‘fraud’…and worse. Criminal acts have been made against him and his life has been threatened.

Doug Copp’s response: ” I follow my conscience. Their lies are not enough to stop me. They will need to kill me. After my death, I will face God and know that I did everything I possibly could to protect the children. I will have a clear conscience. Period.”

http://desertvalleystar.com/article.php?a=928

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‘Birther’ Mentality Supports ‘Duck and Cover’

The moral of this story is contained within 2 Questions; 1) Is there any limit to greed? and
2) Is there any limit to ‘dumb’?

I got this email, yesterday. I decided to post my reply, on line; since, it has been ‘front and center’, leading the ‘let’s be dumb’ attack against the ‘triangle of life’ This email is from a USA teacher who is ‘under attack’ for supporting the triangle of life.

Here is the email text in italics as I respond to the details:

****Hi Doug,
We spoke about 1 1/2-2 yrs. ago. I have brought your triangle issue up again at my district Health/Safety committee for our school district. The one question that still comes up from the engineer for the district is that this only happens in third world countries, not North America.

****This guy states that he is an engineer.

Reply:
A Sanitation Engineer?(Garbageman) A janitorial Engineer?(Janitor) The Official Organization for the Structural Engineering Association came out with a Headline Article supporting the ‘triangle of life’. I have a copy. In the next issue, after political and financial issues, came into play..there was a complete reversal. It is a matter of money (contracts) and self -interest not morality or integrity.

Go to my website and you will see pictures/video of myself, inside of the ‘rubble of earthquake collapsed buildings’ in Oakland, San Francisco,Santa Cruz and Northridge.

Inside of explosion caused collapsed buildings in Oklahoma City and New York City.

Other structural failures happen, on a regular basis. I was in the rubble of a silo explosion in Illinois and an Apartment Building in New York City.

There is NO way that you can rationalize with a ‘birther’ mentality. This guy’s job description is to keep costs down, for his employer. It is ‘cheaper and less trouble’ for him to claim that USA buildings don’t collapse. If he admits that the buildings will collapse then people will want his employer’s to spend more money to make the buildings safer. People will complain. People will ask:” Why have you lied to us for so long?”

I want to ask him to guarantee that USA Building s won’t collapse. Why NOT? Your life is at stake if you believe him.

Think Tobacco Companies. The tobacco Companies had no trouble, for years, finding Medical Doctors who would argue that nicotine is NOT addictive and cigarettes don’t cause cancer.
This ‘engineer’ is exactly the same.

Go to my 5 page, 13 picture article that I wrote for American Survival Guide Magazine or the 57 page Copp Compendium Document..starting at page 26..to page 57.

You will find pictures with analysis of every kind of structure found in California…from collapsed wooden home, apartment buildings, overhead freeway, concrete structures and brick. All collapsed with me..inside of them. This article will conceivably answer every question you might have.


******He states lighting fixtures and things hanging will drop but the roofs will not cave in.


Reply:
I have pictures of the ceilings down and laying on top of the rows of desks. It is very unusual for fixtures to fall off a ceiling. He would know that if he ever actually saw a collapsed building; however, he claims that USA buildings don’t collapse…so, I gather that means that he has never seen a collapsed building..Unless using his logic that he knows what happens to the roofs, ceilings, light fixtures etc..when buildings collapse..although buildings don’t collapse????

******That is why we are to duck and cover.

Reply:
People are told to do ‘duck and cover’ because it would be embarassing, humiliating and costly for him to, now, admit that he was just ‘making it all up.’

***** Do you have any pertinent information to support the idea of roofs caving in in North America?

Reply:

Of course, pictures, video, scientific tests..all the things that don’t matter to ‘duck and cover’/’birther’ mentalities..like reality, proof, evidence, facts.

******* I’m not an engineer (have thought about talking to the engineering program at UBC to see if they have any info) but thought I would ask you first.

I would rather be proactive than reactive after an incident. Do not want to say I told you so. I have a heck of a time doing drills with students…as I’m going against what they state we must do…I crouch beside my desk.

Reply:
Yes, and there are many private and public schools, in the USA; Japan, China and other countries who are doing ‘triangle of Life’ drills. Understand, that Schools for the ‘elite’, the rich and powerful will NOT allow ‘a-holes’ like this ‘birther’ type to endanger their children’s lives. It is common that the rich, powerful, most educated and most intelligent are the first to progress. The disenfranchised, ‘non-elite’, poor and ‘unimportant’ are always the last, to benefit.

********* I need your help figuring out the roof issue…Thank you, XXX XXXXXX


Reply:

Some other issues:

1) Many any schools are built directly upon earthquake faults because ‘corporations’ wouldn’t build on it; therefore, it was cheap…so, the Government used it for schools.
2) I have personally crawled inside of 200+ collapsed building..like Kobe, Japan that were equal to or superior to, the very ‘best’ USA Buildings.
3) USA Buildings used to be stronger than most countries. That is no longer true. The USA has been ‘poor’ for too long; while other countries, have prospered greatly.
4) Anything that can be built, by man, is eventually destroyed by nature.
5) All USA buildings are not modern-high tech up to the minute code. USA Buildings are of all types..built to prevalent codes over history. only 2% or less are high tech.
6) When people, in other countries, hear that USA officials tell their people that they do NOT have earthquakes and that USA Building do NOT collapse. They laugh and tell me that I can’t be serious..followed by…incredulous gesticulations. It really is an insult to people’s intelligence.

But try to prove, with facts, to a ‘birther’ that Obama was born, in the USA…they get violent..they go ballistic…it is impossible. They don’t want facts..they want ‘dumb’.

Here is an excerpt of an email that I replied to 2 ‘earthquake Experts’ who attacked me. They are both paid as DM ‘consultants’ for business. One is a landscape architect and the other seems to have been a soldier.

My email:

I am ‘rocking the boat of the status quo” so…. of course there are responses/attacks like this.

But think about this: AS YOU SAY… THAT YOU LEARNED SO MUCH >>>While you were hiding under the BIG OAK DESK ….during the ‘moderate’ Loma Prieta Earthquake (SF 1989) Extremely moderate to me ..but NOT to the people who died when their buildings crushed them.

While, you were hiding, under your big oak desk(as you describe, in an area far away from the earthquake destruction); I was crawling under the Loma Prieta Rubble. Let’s not be foolish….Who do you think knows more about that earthquake. You or me?

Let’s dig deeper: If you were where I was..then you would know that the only ultimate survivor of the Nimitz Freeway Collapse; during this earthquake,was a little boy who was trapped, next to his dead mother, in a car.

It was necessary; for his dead mother, to be cut into pieces, to create, enough room to extract him/pull him out. He survived because he was ‘little’ and only needed a ‘little’ survival space. His mother was ‘bigger’. She needed a larger survivable void ”like a triangle of life..to avoid being crushed.

Loma Prieta..That was one ‘bad thing’ that was not currently present , in my mind. I am sorry that you reminded me of that.

Next to the vehicles were ‘ triangles of life’ or survivable voids. How can I say such a thing?

How can I prove the triangle of life?…………………….because people have eyes, to see for themselves and only a tiny bit of common sense is required.

because I have video and The Inside Edition TV Show ( one of the longest running and most distributed TV Programs, in the world. I have appeared on it many times.) made a TV program of myself under the rubble. Bill O’ Reily, currently of old ‘red meat’ and ‘redneck’ Fox Fame..interviews me in one of the TV Programs. Look in my youtube videos. I have about 600 hours of footage that would blow your mind (only 120 hours online.).

YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS: ALL OF THE VICTIMS WHO STAYED IN THE LINE OF GRAVITATIONAL FORCE..OF THE NIMITZ FREEWAY COLLAPSE WERE KILLED ! This is precisely the same as ‘duck and cover.’ EXCEPT FOR THE LITTLE BOY, IN THE NIGHTMARE.
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ALL OF THE VICTIMS, WHO DIED WOULD HAVE SURVIVED IF THEY FOLLOWED MY PROGRAM..AS HAS BEEN EXPLAINED WITH TEXT, PHOTOS, VIDEO AND ETC AT WWW.AMERRESCUE.ORG . The material has been there for years.

I made it so simple to understand so that little kids good ‘get it’.

email 2)

Doug Copp • As someone who has ACTUALLY crawled inside of 896 collapsed buildings; including, 200 PLUS ultra modern skyscrapers of the most sophisticated technology ..in the USA, Japan, Taiwan and many other places.

I can tell you that this is pure BS, that buildings don’t collapse, in the USA. It is NOT true.

By the way, my background before, rescue was working at Demolition. This included skyscrapers, implosions ..all the stuff you see on TV…in fact I was the California license holder for a Nationwide Contractor. I was asked to take the license holder exam; because, only 1 person out of every hundred passes this very difficult exam. I understand structures as an expert who has instructed, directed and lectured to an entire University of Engineering Stuents and professors. This is one of the reasons why I was able to survive 896 collapsed buildings when OSHA has statistically determined that 60% of rescuers are killed every entry/collapse. You can see, for yourself, at my website…and by the way..the scientific test that we did, in Turkey was in a typical North American solid ( not hollow tile or tilted up) concrete and rebar building.

You can go to my blog, my website http://www.amerrescue.org , or my 2 youtube channels: amerrescue and amerrescuegmail ans see actual video of me inside of these extremely sophisticated collapsed buildings..all over the world.

Years ago, the ‘triangle of life’ was attacked by stating that the USA doesn’t have earthquakes, then the BS was “buildings in the USA don’t collapse’ then the American Red Cross came out and stated that the ‘triangle of Life’ was appropriate in other countries but NOT the USA ( where they collect their donations and don’t want to rock the boat with USA Insurance Companies who consider it cheaper and less trouble if people die immediately from ‘duck and cover; rather than, survive and seek compensation.)

I encourage everyone to get the facts, determine the truth, think for yourself and of course go to my website and SEE WITH YOUR OWN EYES).

I have stood in 3 cities without a single building left standing. There is NOTHING, IN THIS WORLD; THAT CANNOT BE DESTROYED BY NATURE, IN SECONDS. I have seen things that you can barely imagine.

Understand this, unless you have a Quake Alarm device; then you will have no more than 5 to 10 seconds, after you begin to feel an earthquake …to react.

If it turns out to be a giant earthquake, then possibly every building, in your area will collapse. If you ‘duck and cover’ then you will most likely be crushed to 1/4 inch thick.

If it is a moderate earthquake then only a few buildings will collapse
if you ‘duck and cover’ you might survive, if your building doesn’t collapse/

if it is a tiny earthquake then you may get a bruise from a falling book.

The question is; Do you risk being crushed to 1/4 inch thick with a puddle of blood oozing out..by doing ‘duck and cover’? I kept my blood soaked shirts…or do you risk a potential bruise?..by doing the ‘triangle of life’?

More importantly, How long will these ‘experts’ continue to tell people that earthquakes don’t happen, in the USA and buildings don’t collapse, in the USA?

I have concluded that they will continue to spout nonsense until people tell them to ‘shut up.’

doug copp

PS The answer to the 2 leading questions is ‘NO’. There is NO limit to ‘greed’ and there is NO limit to ‘dumb’.

be sure to go to other blog articles for supporting videos, pictures, docs and links ( hundreds) I recommend:
1) Triangle of Life. I had a nightmare, last night.
2) San Francisco Earthquake: The Big Lie Anniversary is Celebrated With More Deception.
3) Effective Earthquake Prediction
4) The History of Duck and Cover from a 22nd Century Perspective
5) Triangle of Life, NZ Radio interview with Doug Copp
6) The Triangle of Life Continues Spreading Around the World
7) Doug Copp in Time Magazine. United Nations Sends Triangle to Latin America
8) Desert Star Article Doug Copp Survival Tips Part 2
9) Newspaper Report of Doug Copp’s Survival Tips (part 1)
10) Doug Copp Blog
11) Earthquake Turkey, Oct 2011,The Triangle of Life has Saved Lives Today. More Survivors Using The Triangle of Life Continue To Be Rescued. 1 Million People Trained by Aksigorta Insurance Company / AKUT To Use The Triangle of Life

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Earthquake Turkey, Oct 2011,The Triangle of Life has Saved Lives Today. More Survivors Using The Triangle of Life Continue To Be Rescued. 1 Million People Trained by Aksigorta Insurance Company / AKUT To Use The Triangle of Life

The Triangle of Life' makes sense because it is REAL.


As CNN reports an unprecedented number of victims have survived because they were trained NOT to ‘Duck and Cover.’
The blog article has been revised, from it’s previous version, and is still under construction/revision.The Following conditions and clarifications must be made:

New Information has been added, other information has been clarified. AKUT continues to save lives by training millions of people, not to ‘duck and cover’. AKUT is a brave and courageous rescue organization. In character with the proud Turkish People; they speak for themselves and do things the Turkish way.

Doug Copp does NOT speak for AKUT. This blog is the sole responsibility of Doug Copp.
Understand that:
This Blog is NOT the Official Response of the American Rescue Team International
(Doug Copp is the Chief) or any other non-profit organization or rescue team which Doug Copp is a member of (There are many).

Think ‘Tobacco Companies’ fighting to keep profits. There was nothing they would not do to keep that gravy train flowing. It is virtually, the same with USA Insurance Companies wanting to maintain profits ..NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE.

You must understand that Billions of Dollars are at stake. USA Insurance Company profits, via insuring USA School Boards, is at stake; as are, the premiums that the School Boards pay the Insurance Companies.

Doug Copp has endured every attack, threat, slander that you can imagine even to the point of attacking his mother as a ‘$1 road whore’ and a bullet hole shot into his wife’s car. Organizations and websites that have supported the ‘triangle of life’ have been pressured. Some websites have been paid to slander the ‘triangle of life’.

All the attacks against the ‘Triangle of Life’ should be directed at Doug Copp, personally.

I ask everyone who discovers the truth about ‘the triangle of life’ to perpetuate it by emailing everyone you care about. This grass roots method will save lives. It will protect others from the backlash; that comes, from interfering with Corporate greed ‘gone berserk’.

Understand, that USA Insurance Companies have a long reach and want to preserve corporate profits by minimizing earthquake survivors. Survivors seek compensation from School Boards Insurance Policies. Dead victims cost nothing and require no costly and time consuming processing.

Again, this blog is NOT the Official Response of either AKUT (Turkey) or ARTI (American Rescue team International).

Furthermore, Doug Copp is not currently a member of AKUT. Doug’s membership badge was given to Doug, at the time that AKUT Badges were first received from the printer. This ocurred at AKUT’s birth as a rescue team, many years ago. Doug gave the leadership of AKUT, 6 ARTI Badges and he received an AKUT Badge. The expiration date of Doug Copp’s AKUT badge passed while he was ‘bedridden’, from his 911 injuries. There was no intention of breaking any Turkish Law.

We became aware that Turkish Law does not allow for a non Turkish citizen to be a member of AKUT.

The Turkish Brochure is seen on this page and links to the AKUT website Brochure are included. The Brochure clearly shows that victims do NOT get under their desks; they get next to their desks. They are seen laying in front of their sofa, NOT under them.

The Turks do NOT use the term, to describe this as; ‘Triangle of LIfe’. It is understood that NO name is used. Nevertheless, this is exactly what Doug Copp, taught AKUT and others throughout the world; since, 1985. Doug Copp uses the term ‘Triangle of Life’ because the area, next to large bulky objects, form a ‘triangle’ when the building collapses….This area is, also, the ONLY area where victims survive building collapse. Therefore it is called the ‘triangle of life’. When Doug Copp taught AKUT he used the term :’triangle of life’.

I have been informed that AKUT and The Turkish Government teach that you should get ‘next to objects’ (The Triangle of Life) if there is a chance that your building could collapse. Since, 95% of Turkish Buildings are below ‘code’ then they should NOT duck and cover.

The Turks have overcome potential problems, by telling people to ‘duck and cover’ if their building won’t collapse.

You should note that the AKUT Brochure, distributed to 1 miilion people, does NOT indicate ‘duck and cover’. It only indicates getting next to objects (the triangle of life.)

The Earthquake Page, from the AKUT Brochure, given to 1 million people clearly shows..Do NOT DUCK and COVER.


I feel compelled to include the text of 2 emails that I sent to an American Disaster Mitigation Official who proclaimed that USA Buildings do NOT collapse:

Email “#1. Doug Copp • As someone who has ACTUALLY crawled inside of 896 collapsed buildings; including, 200 PLUS ultra modern skyscrapers of the most sophisticated technology ..in the USA, Japan, Taiwan and many other places.

I can tell you that this is pure BS. It is NOT true.

By the way, my background before, rescue was working at Demolition. This included skyscrapers, implosions ..all the stuff you see on TV…in fact I was the California license holder for a Nationwide Contractor. I was asked to take the license holder exam; because, only 1 person out of every hundred passes this very difficult exam.

I understand structures, as an expert; who has instructed, directed and lectured to an entire University of Engineering Students and Professors (on several occasions).

This is one of the reasons why I was able to survive 896 collapsed buildings when OSHA has statistically determined that 60% of rescuers are killed every entry/collapse. You can see, for yourself, at my website…and by the way..

the scientific test (watch the video) that we did, in Turkey was in a typical North American solid ( not hollow tile or tilted up) concrete and well tied together with rebar- building.

The test building was picked to test existing USA Building Codes/Standards.

You can go to my blog, my website http://www.amerrescue.org , or my 2 youtube channels: amerrescue and amerrescuegmail ans see actual video of me inside of these extremely sophisticated collapsed buildings..all over the world.

Years ago, the ‘triangle of life’ was attacked by stating that the USA doesn’t have earthquakes, then the BS was “buildings in the USA don’t collapse’ then the American Red Cross came out and stated that the ‘triangle of Life’ was appropriate in other countries but NOT the USA (where they collect their donations and don’t want to rock the boat with USA Insurance Companies who consider it cheaper and less trouble if people die immediately from ‘duck and cover; rather than, survive and seek compensation.)

I encourage everyone to get the facts, determine the truth, think for yourself and of course go to my website and SEE WITH YOUR OWN EYES).

I have been in British Columbia several times. beautiful place…Around the world, I have stood in 3 cities without a single building left standing. There is NOTHING, IN THIS WORLD; THAT CANNOT BE DESTROYED BY NATURE, IN SECONDS. I have seen things that you can barely imagine. “

“Email #2. Doug Copp. Dear Tom:

You live in a great area of Beijing; but it won’t take much to knock most of the buildings down.

Let me illustrate the problem like this…

Scenario:
An earthquake occurs..Typically (unless you have a quake Alarm), you have less than 10 seconds to respond. What will it BE! and What will you INSTANTLY do?

If it is a giant earthquake it can destroy every building, in the city.
or
If it is a big earthquake then perhaps, the ‘best’ buildings will survive.
or
If it is a tiny earthquake then perhaps, a few items get knocked off a shelf, some stairs and elevators are damaged..brick walls fall over etc etc

The problem is You don’t know..until it may be too late.

For the preservation of my OWN life:
I prefer risking a potential minor injury
to
getting crushed down to 1/4 inch thick with a puddle of blood oozing out from underneath.

650,000 people have died at the disasters; that I have worked. I calculate that 600,000, of these victims, died; because of, ‘duck and cover’.

Personally:

I absolutely refuse to get under a desk…The thought of ‘duck and cover’ sends chills down my back..and nightmarish images into my mind…..I have visions of things that I have seen, with my own eyes. I have shirts covered in blood. I kept them.

It is a free choice world. People can do exactly as they want, from my point of view. I just don’t want them ‘slaughtered’, by being told BS.”

To go to the revised blog article click here:

UNDER CURRENT CONSTRUCTION. WILL BE AVAILABLE asap.

Here are some links and some text that will NOT be revised. This will remain until the revised blog article is posted.

Prior to Doug Copp training the AKUT mountain climbing club to rescue people, trapped in collapsed buildings, the victims simply died buried alive. Nobody rescued anybody because it was thought to be the will of Allah (See newspaper article quote, in text). Not only has AKUT and Rescue Chief Doug Copp saved lives in turkey. AKUT has become one of the very best and most successful rescue teams, in the entire world.

It gives me great pleasure to know that the ‘duck and cover’ has died throughout all regions of Turkey.

The Opening Ceremony for the 5 Million person, 50 city and 250 region program, to make Turkey the world leader in the 'Do NOT Duck and Cover'(survivaable Void, Triangle of Life), survival method, invented by Doug Copp.

Amazingly, while USA insurance companies mistakenly have concluded that it is more profitable to allow school children to die from ‘duck and cover’; rather than survive and seek compensation. Turkey is more humane. (Which American would have thought that?)

The Aksigorta Insurance Company, of Turkey has concluded that they prefer to save children’s lives, in schools and the public as a whol, by training the population NOT to”Duck and Cover’ If your building can collapse.

The Aksigorta Insurance Company, of Turkey has concluded that they prefer to save children's lives, in schools and the public as a whole. Clicking on this logo will take you to hundreds of Triangle of Life videos, docs and more thru out the world ..via the ARTI website.

It is true that the people of Turkey are not as litigious as the people of the USA; consequently, the insurers are not as ‘exposed’ to victims seeking compensation; however, I must applaud the Aksigorta Insurance Company of Turkey. Lives have been saved; today, because of their humanity.

TRAINING: The 'Life goes on, Turkey' (Hayata Devam Türkiye) campaign is hitting the road to raise awareness about the risks of earthquakes, fires and floods through the use of a quake simulator and interactive theatrical skits. DAILY NEWS photo

An Excerpt from the Daily News. Read the articles:

“Taksim Square on Tuesday as the tremors of a quake simulator marked the beginning of a cross-country campaign to educate people in Turkey about disaster preparedness.

The “Life goes on, Turkey” (Hayata Devam Türkiye) campaign is hitting the road to raise awareness about the risks of earthquakes, fires and floods through the use of a quake simulator and interactive theatrical skits. It is a partnership between the Search and Rescue Association of Turkey, or AKUT, and Aksigorta, an insurance company.

Standing beside the campaign’s two bright red trailer trucks, Namık Arıkol, the project’s general coordinator, with long hair and dressed in a black t-shirt and leather vest, looks like he could be preparing for an upcoming rock concert. Arıkol, however, is interested in preparing Turkey for something more dangerous.

“Ninety-five percent of Turkey lies in an earthquake region,” Arıkol told the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review. “Turks wrongly think earthquakes result from only God’s work or fate, and structurally weak buildings remain in place to kill people.

“The project aims to continue for five years and eventually reach a total of 5 million people in 50 cities and 250 districts in Turkey, according to Burçak Seyis, the representative of Aksigorta for the project.” By Following the links,

you can read the complete article,

watch the video,

see the Special Website Visual Effects.

Some other  useful and relevant links:

Now, that you know how to survive by getting into a triangle of life, give yourself enough warning time BEFORE the earthquake hits you. Get a Quake Alarm. It works. Read the Doug Copp Blog Article about Quake Alarm receiving the ARTI (American Rescue Team International) Life Saving Award by clicking on the image.

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

Background:

Doug Copp was asked by a mother, of an American Student /hiker, to go, to Turkey and locate her son; who had been missing, in a wilderness area of Turkey, for 8 months. The US Military, US Embassy, Turkish Mountain Climbers and locals had searched for him without success. Doug went there planning to spend a couple of weeks searching. Doug found his remains, the first day.

This gave Doug extra free time to spend, in Turkey. Doug asked AKUT. the local mountain club: ” What happens when people are trapped in collapsed buildings? Who rescues them? ( Doug has trained hundreds of rescue teams and had planned to train a Turkish team.)”

The reply was: “Nobody. Nothing happens. People arn’t rescued.”
Doug said: ” No, let me explain. I mean…the people are alive and need to be rescued..’
The response was: “Nothing is done. It is the will of Allah.”
Doug said:” ” I mean..the people are screaming for help..they are alive..and trapped”
The answer was harsh;” Nothing is done..the rubble is taken to the ‘dump’……the people believe it is the will of Allah….they are left to die.”

Doug said to AKUT:” You guys are well educated, athletic, cultured, sophisticated..why don’t you let me train you to rescue people??”

The members of AKUT huddled together, spoke together and then turned to me, saying:” Sure. We can do that.”

Doug trained the mountain club to rescue people..and returned to Turkey many times, to train, lecture to the government and to help AKUT get funding and official recognition from the Turkish Government. The scientific triangle of Life test took place with the Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul and others involved. Movie Stars took part and it was broadcast on National Turkish TV and throughout the world, on Real TV.

AKUT has logged almost 2,000 rescues; since, Doug started the rescue team. The first thing that Doug teaches any rescuer is how to save their life and how to ensure that their family survives. ” A dead rescuer saves..nobody.”

The seeds of the ‘DO NOT DUCK and COVER’, “Survivable Void’ “Triangle of Life’ were planted.

AKUT seen rescuing people, on Turkish TV..got ‘rockstar’ status with the ‘macho’ Turks. Every young Turk wanted to be a rescuer….Hundreds of rescue teams started and the Turkish culture was changed..to one of focused heroism and saving lives.

Thanks, to Doug Copp and the first members of AKUT; Turkey has the strongest rescue effort of any country, in the world.

Rescue, in America is different. INSARAG (all government teams of the world), NASAR ( all USA rescue teams and fire depts) have been trained to use the triangle of life (survivable void) program created by Copp for several years, now; however, FEMA refuses to fight the USA Insurance Companies ‘stranglehold’ on ‘duck and cover’, and shareholder profits ‘trumping’ children’s lives.

Is there anybody left, in the USA, who has NOT heard horror stories of FEMA, incompetence, negligence, inhumanity and malfeasance? If so, ask survivors at Hurricane Katrina, OK City or any other USA Disaster.

When FEMA spends most of it’s energy trying to keep rescue teams from helping people and very litle effort helping victims. Read the blog concerning the infamous Chief Norman of FEMA New York and his bragging about arresting firefighters, who tried to help, at 911.

Watch the latest TV Broadcast of Doug Copp, on the 10 th Anniversary of 911, Sept 11, 2011. The Title is ‘911 TV Hero Doug Copp (KOB-TV)’.

TV coverage of Doug Copp, described as a “911 Hero playing an instrumental part at the World Trade Center, and the NYPD using one of Copp’s inventions to locate victims, in the rubble”. This was re- broadcast, on TV, in Albuquerque, on the 10th Anniversary of 911.

Videos of Doug Copp, saving lives in Turkey and the triangle of life:

1) Doug Copp first mission to Turkey, TV program locating the remains of a missing American. Watch the USA TV Program ‘Have a Heart’ NB These first 2 videos from Turkey are 16 years old, from our old website and very poor quality. You should view these only for info purposes and not entertainment. All the other videos are / great quality

Here is an Inside Edition TV Program about Doug Copp, at the same Turkey Mission.

2) Doug Copp, training mission to Turkey, to teach AKUT, and Turkish Government Leaders (including the Governor of today’s earthquake region)
NB These first 2 videos from Turkey are 16 years old, from our old website and very poor quality. You should view these only for info purposes and not entertainment. All the other videos are / great quality

3) Doug Copp,  on the TV program ‘Real TV’,  broadcast in 200 countries,  saving the life of a little girl, buried alive, in Turkey.

4) Doug Copp and AKUT,  saving lives and informing people, about the ‘Triangle of Life’ on the Major USA Network TV program ‘The View from Above’.

5) Doug Copp and AKUT,  on the ‘Real TV’ Program, broadcast to 200 countries, ‘Scientific Test, in Turkey, to Save Lives, in Earthquakes.’ This test was made with the participation of the City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul, Federal Government of Turkey, AKUT, ARTI and Doug Copp. We took earthquake survival , under rigid scientific analysis and procedure, from 0% using ‘duck and cover’ to 100% using the ‘Triangle of Life’. See for yourself.

Note from Doug Copp:

” Under this scientific test, survival was 100% using the ‘Triangle of Life’; however, I expect that the average, in real-life-earthquakes would only be 90%. It must be understood that, TODAY, ‘Duck and Cover’ results in only 2% of people surviving, in the USA and other countries.

6) Doug Copp and ARTI, save lives, in Turkey, on the Discovery Channel.

7) ‘The World’s Deadliest Earthquakes’, an ABC Major Network Prime Time Special Doug Copp saves lives, in Turkey.

8) ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Jobs’. The BBC TV production featuring Doug Copp, Rescue Chief of ARTI (American Rescue Team International), GOER (Argentina), AKUT (Turkey) and Captain National Fire Dept of Peru. Doug is seen saving lives around the world, going under the rubble of 911 while the fire is still smoldering , searching where FEMA were too afraid to go, getting poisoned under the millions of tons of rubble and finally getting medical treatment and struggling to stay alive through years of severe 911 illness. Doug is seen at the end stating: ” I did the right thing. I would do it all over again…without a second’s hesitation.. If God wants me to die…doing the right thing…then I’ll die..period.”

9) ‘Anatomy of a Disaster’ Discovery Channel and Major Network Broadcast more than 600 times, throughout the world, featuring Doug Copp saving lives, in Turkey.

10) Read some of Doug Copp’s blog articles concerning saving lives in Turkey and surviving earthquakes thru the triangle of life.

11) ‘Future Storm’, an award winning BBC Special featuring Doug Copp and the Triangle of Life’. The most expensive BBC Production ever made. It was ‘held back’ because BBC executives were alarmed that it was too frightening.

12)This is a 57 minute collection of very important video and TV Coverage of the Triangle of Life:

13) Doug Copp trains AKUT to do Urban Heavy Rescue

14) Doug Copp on The Learning Channel Program broadcast throughout the world, more than 1,000 broadcasts. The highest rated program ever to air on the network. “Earth’s Fury, Earthquakes” Doug saving lives.

15) 3) Doug Copp, on another of the Real TV Series covering Doug, broadcast in 200 countries. It tells about the triangle of Life and how to identify the locations of survivors.

16) Doug Copp on the Discovery Channel Using Helicopters, in Turkey to save lives, during an earthquake.

17) The World’s largest supplier of Training Films made this video, for the USA market..it features Doug Copp and The Triangle of Life.

18) This 4 minute TV Commercial, from New Zealand , tells you how to save your life with the Triangle of Life. Wow, This 4 minutes..can save your life.

19) This German TV Program has Doug Copp explaining the Triangle of Life, in German.


12) The ARTI , American Rescue Team International website with hundreds of videos, documents, pdf files, earthquake instructions, poer point presentations, pictures and more showing Doug Copp leading ARTI as the world’s most experienced rescue team.

20) Doug Copp using the Triangle of Life at The World Trade Center 1 hr 30 minutes.of footage.

21) Doug Copp, 1 minute Public Service Commercial using the Triangle of life, in a Tsunami.

22) Doug Copp, on MSNBC, being interviewed about 1999 Turkish Earthquake and the Triangle of Life.

23) Doug Copp , T of L, Public Service Commercial 1 minute earthquake version 1.

24) Doug Copp T of L, 1 Minute Commercial , version 2.

25) Doug Copp, t of l, 1 minute commercial version 3.

26) Doug Copp Humanitarian, a mixture of lots of ACTION footage about the triangle of life

27) A Crushed Desk..see for yourself ..the difference between living and dieing.

28) The first new earthquake survival info in 50 years. This was broadcast to an initial audience of 500 million.CCTV Chinese & English
. CCTV China came to Doug Copp’s home and made this TV Program. First Broadcast was watched by 500 Million People.

29) Watch the T of L TV Commercial made by The Government of Mexico, for Mexico City, the most populated city, in the world.

30) Watch the Triangle of Life in Sign Language.

Also, Read some of the Dozens of Magazine Articles about the Triangle of LIfe, being adopted throughout the world, by going to the ARTI website. Here are a few:

1) Time Magazine

The United Nations Security, in Geneva, Switzerland, sends a ‘triangle of life’ power point presentation
to all UN Officials in Latin America

Quote from Time Magazine:

“Meanwhile, U.N. security experts this week sent out a triangle-of-life PowerPoint presentation to staff members in Latin America who are still shaken by the deaths of 100-plus U.N. workers in the organization’s Port-au-Prince headquarters, including the head of the mission there.”

Tim Padgett, Time Magazine, Senior Editor

2) The Saudi Arabian Magazine.*Read the Pan Arab Magazine Article*

April, 2010. Title: “Doug Copp, Triangle of Life”
This magazine has a circulation of 100,000, in the 10 wealthiest arab countries.
It is published for the elite, super-rich of the oil world.
It is a block buster expose of the $ and death behind ‘duck and cover.’
We are translating this article into English.

3) Read the article in India’s Premier Business and Management Magazine: ‘Business and Economy’. *Read the Business Journal Magazine Article*

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

March 5, 2010. Title: “Are you prepared?
Next time when the ground beneath your feet trembles, try the ‘Triangle of Life’”

Excerpt/Quote:

“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)

There are many power point and pdf files on the Triangle of LIfe:

1) The Triangle of Life University Program, in Iran.
See the power point presentation at the Doug copp Blog Article

2) The United Nations Power Point Presentation, on the Triangle of Life.

13) The AKUT website;  since, Doug Copp trained this mountain climbing club, to save lives, in earthqu7akes, AKUT has saved thousands of lives, in Turkey and around the world.

Some Pictures:

1) Tugba Atun , Doug Copp and AKUT saving her life

1) Tugba Atun , Doug Copp and AKUT saving her life

2) Tugba Atun on an ABC Prime Time Special Kissing Doug Copp’s cheek and thanking him for saving her life.

2) Tugba Atun on an ABC Prime Time Special Kissing Doug Copp's cheek and thanking him for saving her life.

3) Doug Copp, TV interview, in Turkey. ” Sometimes there are special things, in life,  saving Tugba was one of them, for me.”

3) Doug Copp, TV interview, in Turkey. " Sometimes there are special things, in life, saving Tugba was one of them, for me."

4) Doug Copp and Memo Tansrever, inside of Turkish Collapsed Building during the T of L Scientific Test

Important Blog Articles re the Triangle of life:

1) ‘The Triangle of Life Continues to Spread Around the World’, blog article with links all over the world.

A sampling of the dozens of Links to the AKUT Keep On Living Turkey Project

1) Turkish English Language Science Journal
2) The Aksigorta Insurance Company Website:
Excerpt from the website:

“Keep Living Turkey” Project
Aksigorta And Akut Together Reached A Breakthrough By Reaching More Than 1 Million People With Respect To Natural Disasters And İnsurance Awareness Through The Project Entitled “Keep Living, Turkey”.

In the first phase of the social responsibility project entitled “Keep Living, Turkey”, more than 1 million people, including students, representatives of official institutions, SME employees and citizens, were educated on protecting against natural disasters and taking out insurance through a variety of seminars and training sessions. Mr. Uğur Gülen, the CEO of Aksigorta, expressed his belief that the 5-year project would enable Turkish citizens to take a stand against natural disasters in a better equipped manner and with a better understanding of the importance of being insured against catastrophes.

The “Disaster Training” convoy, set up by Aksigorta and AKUT – Turkey’s most trusted organizations in their own fields to form the social responsibility project entitled “Keep Living, Turkey”, educated more than 1 million people on natural disasters and insurance awareness in a total of 10 provinces and 50 districts. Having completed the first phase of the project at the Kadıköy Square, Aksigorta and AKUT shared the public the results of this 2-month marathon with the general public.

In the first phase of the project, which was conducted with the support of local administrations while enjoying wide participation and strong interest from the general public, the convoy covered a total of 15,000 km in its 2-month tour, which covered Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Gaziantep, Malatya, Trabzon, Samsun and Ankara. In this period, one-to-one contact was established with 500,000 people, 100,000 of whom were students and 5,000 were handicapped. Seminars were provided to them on protection against natural disasters and raising awareness on insurance.

3) The AKUT Website Link to the Saving Lives Project (English) excerpt:
“PROGRESS TOWARDS TURKEY” MARATHON STARTED

“Turkey’s first 3-D G-Force Mobile Earthquake Simulator Truck” and “Life Resume Turkey Disaster Training Truck” Taksim Square and headed to the ceremony. Professional educators and cast, in the first place, Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Gaziantep, Malatya, Trabzon, Samsun and Ankara, covering 10 provinces and 50 counties, will work to spread public awareness of insurance by providing instruction in natural disasters.

Turkey’s most trusted institutions in their respective fields, and the acute Aksigorta, “Life Resume Turkey ‘social responsibility project,” in order to raise awareness of disaster and insurance “, 5 years, 50 provinces, 250 counties aiming to reach 5 million people visited.

Cast of 30 professional educators and the “Life Resume Turkey” project, designed specifically for social responsibility; Turkey’s first 3-dimensional G-Force Mobile Earthquake Simulator Truck “and” Life Resume Turkey Disaster Training Truck “s, as well as educational films, seminars, talks, training manuals and insurance awareness yaygılaştırılmaya to work with the disaster.

In addition, disaster and insurance with a professional theatrical performance demonstrating that the players, the public can participate in interactive will be covered in a fun way. Anyone wishing to attend events and information http://www.hayatadevamturkiye.com website all of the photos, training documents, have access to constantly updated information.

The first stage, 60 days, Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Gaziantep, Malatya, Trabzon, Samsun and Ankara, which will cover a total of 50 district “Life Resume Turkey ‘social responsibility project, in disaster, Turkey, the districts also carries the distinction of being the first project covering.

#) Entertainment Magazine Events Turkey website with 2 videos of the Saving Lives Program.

Conclusion:

I am so happy, pleased and grateful, to God that he has so blessed me with the fruition of my efforts to create a rescue team, in Turkey and save the lives of it’s people thru the ‘Triangle of Life’.

With the assistance and support of  AKUT, The Turkish Governments (on all levels),  the Aksigorta iNSURANCE COMPANY and the  the Great people of Turkey…This is the second greatest thing that I have done, in my life and well worth dieing for.

ARTI and my work ( Doug Copp) continues, in India:

Saving the lives of 250,000 victims, in India , by preventing an outbreak of the plague, following the Gujarat Earthquake…After the Indian Government had resigned itself to 250,000 deaths was the greatest thing that I have ever done..in my time on earth….

I can only say that my life long desire to help people, like my step Grandad, Rex Pulsifer, saved my life and helped me.

As an unwanted and abused orphan, I was down pretty low….till my Grandad saved me.

The success of our efforts in Turkey to save lives, reduce suffering and help people ……makes me feel like my ordeal with ,  his bought-off cronies, greedy USA insurance companies and completely unethical and immoral USA bureaucrats (‘pushing duck and cover’ because it is “cheaper and less trouble” to let the children die; rather than, sue the School Boards and Government Agencies)

has all been worth it.

I would gladly have my reputation slandered and destroyed,  give my life and endure any threat; including, FEMA’s abuse (see the Doug Copp Blog Article) referring to my dead mother as a “$1 Road Whore ” to be fucked by )…for the comforting thought that I managed to do something very good to help people.

Doug Copp

Please go to the other wwwDougCopp.me blogs to get much more survival information and links:

This is a list of some links from ‘The Triangle of Life Continues to Spread Around the World:

With all the vitriolic attacks against the , I have noticed a couple of consistencies: 1) None of the proponents of ‘duck and cover’ try to defend it based upon survivability or reality, 2) None of the proponents of ‘duck and cover’ have actually crawled inside of a collapsed building to actually see the truth of what happens inside, 3) All the proponents of ‘duck and cover’ are bureaucratic types who have a vested financial interest in ‘duck and cover’, 4) They all attack me, doug copp, personally as a fraud, criminal etc etc.., 5) None of them offer any proof (unlike the triangle of life where you can watch hundreds of videos, pictures, power point etc. , 6) It is all about money. It is cheaper and less trouble if school children are immediately killed, in an earthquake, so that they don’t sue the bureaucrats, their institutions or the insurance companies who have their policies against earthquake liability.

Background:
The triangle of Life was discovered by Doug Copp, when he crawled inside of a collapsed school, in Mexico City, during the 1985 earthquake. As Doug crawled up and down the aisles, in safety, he was shocked that all the children were crushed to death under their desks. The ceiling had fallen and the weight had ‘snapped’ the legs of all the desks.The ceiling rested upon all the desk tops and remained intact. The children were 1/2 inch thick. Doug did not know it at the time but 3 children had survived this horror. Their English affidavits are at http://www.amerrescue.org with links to the original Spanish language publications Two girls who were, in the aisles survived untouched. Lorena had her legs squashed under the desk. Her torso was in the aisle. Her legs needed to be amputated but she survived.

The Triangle of Life is Spreading Around The World:

Read the other blog articles, on this website. You will see that Time Magazine wrote about Doug Copp and the ‘triangle of Life’, Universities have begun to teach ‘the triangle of life’ as a course for emergency managers…and much more beyond the links that you find listed here.

Doug ‘s life was changed. He was on a mission to stop children from getting under desks. In 2000 he wrote an article for American Guide Magazine.This 5 page – 13 picture article described the triangle of Life and how to collapsed buildings.

Doug posted the article, on his website and was contacted by an unknown reader who asked permission to condense the article into an and send it to some friends. It is conservatively estimated that 1 billion people got that email. It went from family member and friend throughout the farthest corners of the world.

The South African Embassy Newsletter in Hong Kong published the original email.

Pressure was put upon politicians and bureaucrats from Mexico to Iran, from the USA to the United Nations. TV programs featured the triangle of Life, TV commercials were made, supporting the triangle of life

One program produced by CCTV, the Chinese Government Station was broadcast to an initial audience of 500 million people.

The Chinese Government published Doug Copp’s speech to 5 different Government Agencies and distributed it throughout China. http://www.amerrescue.org/chinadocs/beijingdailynews.pdf

The Turkish Federal Government, The City of Istanbul, the University of Istanbul paid for the heavy equipment, provided buildings to collapse and broadcast on Turkish TV and the TV program Real TV a scientific test proving the triangle of life:

Time Magazine wrote an article stating that the United Nations personnel had copied Doug’s Triangle of Life ‘power point presentation and sent it to all the United Nations employees, in Latin America.

United nations TV copied one of Doug’s , translated it into Creole and broadcast it on United Nations TV, in Haiti.

Business and Economy Magazine, the most influential business magazine, in India wrote that the Indian Government Scientists were contacted and they endorsed the triangle of life as a means that individuals can use to earthquakes.

Snob Magazine, the magazine of the oil rich elite, in the Middle East wrote about the triangle of life being necessary for the survival of the ‘richest of the rich’.

Many TV programs have broadcast the triangle of life Information. Here is Doug speaking about the triangle of life on CNN, to 220 countries

You tube videos began to appear endorsing the triangle of life. The Mexican Government, Minister of Civil Defense appears in a Mexican Government, created commercial for Mexican TV.

The Spark Award for International Design was awarded to Yanko Design, for the Triangle of Life Desk. These desks are available, in Hong Kong. http://www.sparkawards.com/Galleries/08_Entries.htm?appid=1291 which have been purchased by the Chinese Government for use in Chinese Schools

; triangle of Life ‘toys’ available in Latin America;

dozens of ‘t of l’ you tube videos ( in many , many languages).You tube videos have been created in many languages..even in spanish sign language

The INSARAG association of Governmental Rescue Teams, from around the world, have been teaching the triangle of life, for 10 years and NASAR, the association of Fire Dept’s and Rescue teams, in America, has been teaching the triangle of Life , for 7 years.
http://apple.powerbook.pismo.de/index.php?id=78

Click to access Sizeup.pdf

See page 632 in this firefighters manual:

Another firefighter’s manual from United Kingdom mentioning searching survivable voids (top right of page):


Page 7, paragraph 2, of a Pentagon report on the World Trade Towers collapse of 9.11:

Notice in the following link how many times it is mentioned that rescuers search the void spaces for survivors. No mention here of anyone doing Duck, Cover and Hold!

Many rescue teams , from around the world, are supporting the triangle of life. Here is the triangle of Life at GOER, the National Rescue Team of Argentina:

The original email continues to travel the world, in French, German, Arabic, English, Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog, Spanish and more.

An hour long radio Interview with New Zealand concerning the triangle of life took place with Doug the day before this writing.

The Triangle of Life is Spreading Around the World

As the German Philosopher Shopenhauer stated: The path of all truth follows 3 steps. First it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed and Thirdly it is accepted as self evident.

Doug Copp is quoted: “American Insurance Companies continue to violently oppose the triangle of life because surviving school children require compensation for emotional or traumatic injury. Shareholder profits are reduced. Many USA bureaucrats continue to oppose the triangle of life because the insurance companies have told them that their premiums will increase or their coverage will be dropped, if they change to the triangle of life. This is wrong and unacceptable to any decent person. Children’s lives are more important than Insurance Company profits. Does this sound like the truth behind the Health Care Debate, in the USA? It is. Corporate Profit vs. human life”

Read the article (part of a series of 9 articles supporting Doug Copp) as published by the Desert Valley Star , a California newspaper, exposing the malicious lies and attacks against Doug Copp

‘Duck and Cover’ cannot be defended; since, it is nonsense and the “triangle of Life’ is as true and real as gravity; therefore, the only means of protecting corporate greed, at the expense of school children’s lives, has been to attack Doug Copp, personally. As an unpaid volunteer, who has risked his life and dedicated his life, to saving people from disaster, Doug Copp has been defamed and discredited as a ‘knucklehead’, ‘idiot’, ‘criminal’, ‘phony’, ‘fraud’…and worse. Criminal acts have been made against him and his life has been threatened.

Doug Copp’s response: ” I follow my conscience. Their lies are not enough to stop me. They will need to kill me. After my death, I will face God and know that I did everything I possibly could to protect the children. I will have a clear conscience. Period.”

http://desertvalleystar.com/article.php?a=928

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KOB-TV: Doug Copp 911 Hero Followed by NYPD Using Copp Casualty Locator to Find 911 Victims

Doug Copp 3 levels deep and 1 mile from surface of 911. Watch the TV program to see with your own eyes that you were lied to by , ' Leslie Linthicum his hatchetwoman' assistant and the vested financial interests of 'duck and cover'.

Watch the TV coverage of Doug Copp, described as a

“911 Hero playing an instrumental part at the World Trade Center, and the NYPD using one of Copp’s inventions to locate victims, in the rubble”

. This News Segment was re- broadcast, on TV, in Albuquerque, on the 10th Anniversary of 911. See the truth with your own eyes and know that Copp has been the victim of a hate campaign to stop the spread of ‘the triangle of life’.

Here is the link to the TV Broadcast:

It is a scandal that Thompson Lang (inheritor/owner) of the Albuquerque Journal Newspaper fortune enabled Lang to ‘get away with’ his despicable behavior, at 911.

It is no wonder that he hides from the public, spent $1 million to avoid being exposed for his lies to destroy Doug Copp and the ARTI rescue team. He made a fortune syndicating his despicable lies to unsuspecting newspapers around the world, to destroy Copp. The newspapers were quick to publish Lang’s lies but were silent when it became known that Lang had lied to them and to the world, at large.

We wish that newspaper publisher’s and editors who were tricked by Lang and Linthicum, into publishing these lies, would ‘rise-up’ and sanction/punish Lang and his ‘attack-dog’ Leslie Linthicum for their ‘out-of-control’ behavior that has brought shame to their professions.

Lang remains unpunished, sitting in his hideout doing ‘Lord knows what’ kind of deviant and sinister activities.

“I have been told that Lang uses his personal jet, to secretly fly to San Francisco for his perverse sexual exploits; however, Based upon my knowledge (and our extensive investigations) of Lang I wouldn’t be surprised if Lang’s ranch is discovered, someday, to have the remains of missing and molested children buried..all over the place. I can’t prove this, now, but that is my ‘gut feeling’ as somebody who was a decorated police investigator and I would pray to God to have the opportunity to put him on a witness stand where he would face justice. We have been told that Lang’s former Chief of his bodyguards (security detail) would be willing to testify against Lang..if he was paid, for his testimony; however, our hands are tied if we can’t get Lang into court.”

Doug Copp

Lang spent a million dollars to avoid being exposed , in a courtroom, for the 702 lies his newspaper printed to get revenge on Copp and ARTI. Lang wanted Copp to arrange for Lang to have exclusive media coverage in restricted areas of 911. This would make Lang a fortune and allow Lang to pretend to be a hero.

Copp refused and expelled Lang from 911 because of Lang’s perverse sexual antics and ‘satanic’ treatment of 911 victims. Four years later , when Lang heard that Copp was near death from his 911 injuries, Lang retaliated against Copp, by using his newspaper to publish lies against Copp.

This included a phoney ‘photoshop’ front page with Copp’s penis sticking out of his pants and references to Copp as an idiot, knucklehead, phoney, etc..etc..etc.. The FBI thoroughly, investigated Lang’s accusations and found them to be all lies; however, Lang’s wealth, power and political corruption saved him from a prison sentence.

If Lang hadn’t inherited his vast fortune, as a youth, he would almost certainly be in prison.

FYI: Lang had used threats and bribery to prevent KOB-TV Albuquerque from doing further stories about Copp and ARTI. Little did the people of Albuquerque know , who were reading stories of Lang’s heroism that Lang was actually, at 911, acting out his juvenile sexual fantasies, dressing identically with Leslie Linthicum,and behaving so badly that volunteer ARTI members had a fistfight with Lang’s entourage of ‘party boys’ and bodyguards.

It was ALL…too much..for Copp. Copp literally threw Lang out of Copp’s ARTI Headquarters. It wasn’t until Lang discovered that Copp was near death from his 911 injuries, 4 years later, that he tried to cause Copp to be ‘pushed over the edge’ and die from his 911 injuries.

Little did Lang know that Copp would fight to stay alive and expose Lang for the sadistic, twisted and perverted villain that he is. Finally, Lang has already spent a small fortune to stay away from being deposed and exposed. Lang will never go to court because every thing said here is true.

Unfortunately, the proponents of ‘duck and cover’ knowingly and willingly use Lang’s lies against Copp to try and discredit Copp, ARTI and ‘The Triangle of Life’.

ARTI estimates that Lang’s attack against Copp has resulted in the continuation of 200,000 needless deaths per year.

Think Tobacco Companies lust for profit and you will completely understand why School Boards consider it

“cheaper and less trouble”

to allow schoolchildren to die during earthquakes; instead of surviving with ‘The triangle of Life’ and seeking compensation for psychological trauma or injury.

The USA insurance companies have told us that they would either discontinue coverage of or increase the premium of school boards who allow schoolchildren, to survive (via the triangle of life). I quote . the VP of Muchener re, one of the world’s largest insurers of school boards:

” We are in the business of maximizing shareholder return..not saving lives!”

Copp is too sick to crawl inside of collapsed buildings as an unpaid volunteer (as he did for 25 years); however, he will fight ’till his last breath’ to make school children’s lives more important than corporate profit or bureaucratic convenience.

, Leslie Linthicum and the vested financial interests of ‘duck and cover’ beg the question:

“Is there any limit to greed?”

Lang dressed in men's . This is the only image that google could find of this sinister and reclusive viillain.


Leslie Linthicum created a series of complete lies to get revenge for Thomson Lang, her 'boss'. If their was a journalistic award for being the most hateful, immoral, unethical and disgusting liar , in the USA..she would win it. She is a disgrace to the word 'journalist'.

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Texas WildFires FEMA / FEDS Strike Again, Chief Norman FEMA-NYC 911 Disgrace

FEMA and/or FEDS sent the local Firefighters home..wouldn't let them work.

The state burns FEMA and/ or FEDS sends local firefighters home

The following blog correspondence shows that FEMA and/or FED Friends malfeasance repeats the same incredible, shameful, and nefarious actions..in the September 2011 Texas Wildfires as they did at . Read and learn what really goes on…and Corporate Media rarely exposes.

Byron wilkins Comment by Byron wilkins 13 hours ago
Doug are you aware of what really happened after hurricane Andrew

Doug Copp Comment by Doug Copp 48 minutes ago
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Dear Byron:

Not personally. I was off at an earthquake or something..in another part of the world.

Please tell me but let me guess:

The regular FEMA guys ( mostly a lot of incompetent bureaucrats rather than the FEMA Fairfax County International Disaster guys who are entirely CIA operatives doing nasty stuff while ‘posing’ as rescuers and not making the slightest effort to help anyone) came in and promised the world..did nothing except induce suffering on a huge level..and then left the place like the aftermath of Sherman’s March to Atlanta?..with the entire population ready to hang them on sight.?

Good Guess?

doug

Byron wilkins Comment by Byron wilkins 14 minutes ago
DOUG After a few years of cover up thats just about what was said. So they have a perfect track record of useless involvement with everything they put there hand on. Now they have taken control of the Texas wild fires and have made the trained firefighers who came to help go home.

Doug Copp Comment by Doug Copp just now
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I personally experienced the following scandal unfold regarding Chief Norman NYC-FEMA , FEMA and the attack at Ground Zero.
(After Chief Norman of NYC-FEMA attacked me..I checked him out and read the FEMA article which I referenced below).

In a FEMA magazine , after , FEMA Chief Norman, first apologized to his FEMA readers that he could not entirely stop NYPD and NYFD first responders from participating, in the rescue.

He said that they were too compelled because their fallen comrades were involved; consequently, he couldn’t stop them……. to make an entirely FEMA event….(by kicking out the regular NYFD personnel and the NYPD Officers)

Then, he later bragged (in his article, in the FEMA Magazine) that he did manage to have some firefighters from local New York and New Jersey Depts thrown out..by threatening to have them arrested.

He later lead a personal attack against me..stating that he would have arrested me..if he knew I was there..I presume this attack on me ingratiated him with his FEMA villain-friends.

On a personal note, I worked with the NYPD UHR team, the Captain of this team was sitting with his team. I walked up and introduced myself..as Doug Copp…he abruptly stopped me..he said :” I know who you are. I saw you on TV save a little girl, buried alive.Thank God You are here!” Then he ordered his LT to take me to the head of the line for NYC Office of Services Badges line..wait for me and then return with me..to go to work together..

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Chief Norman..to his disgrace..was a FEMA Chief; however, he was , also, NYFD. He was worse than Benedict Arnold; as far as, I am concerned. I am sure that NYFD and NYPD members who would have read his article in the FEMA Magazine would have been so outraged they would barely be able to control themselves.

This is just one of the hundreds of FEMA / FED Bureaucratic horror stories that I have personally witnessed.

I am not surprised that they sent qualified firefighters away from the Texas Fires…Can anyone please give me any possible excuse/reason for this other than selfish, greedy, despicable behavior on the part of FEMA..which results in the ‘harm’ being increased.

They want’ glory’, ‘power’ and ‘over time checks’..and they don’t care who dies or suffers as a consequence. and let’s NOT forget The role of the Insurance Companies..in this..FEMA’s Insurance Policies for liability have restrictions.

In other words ..the USA Insurance Companies raise their ‘ugly heads’ again..I wouldn’t be surprised if FEMA has insurance policies which focus on reducing Insurance Company Exposure..Again, saving lives or people’s welfare..take a back seat.

This is why I fight against them.

doug copp

Comment by Aurora Collins 31 minutes ago
I know about Andrew…lived there at the time, in Ft Laudedale, and we joined with radio stations who got volunteers to load semi trucks with supplies and sent them south to Hialeah and Homestead, and the Seminole Indians took convoys with supplies down to the Miccosukee reservation and were stopped by the National Guard with guns. The Seminoles said these are our relativves move or we will drive through you, and they let them go thru (we were with them) and took in supplies and generators to the people living in the everglades. The Guard showed up two weeks later, dropped some tents, some food and left again.

Doug Copp Comment by Doug Copp just now
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Dear Aurora:
It just mystifies me how these FEMA guys just get away with this stuff..year after year of making people suffer.

Here are some newspaper articles, links of PROOF supplied by Byron:

While homes burned, feds told Texas volunteer firefighters to go home – interview with Daniel Miller

As wildfires rage across Texas, feds take control and scuttle volunteer firefighters

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033517_Texas_wildfires.html#ixzz1XHvRHz27

Doug Copp Comment by Doug Copp just now
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Dear Byron ..thanks for the link..

It is a small world…I am glad I wrote the article..I just got an email from my former Peruvian Fire Dept assistant, Erain Huaman ( The guy who represented me at the first anniversary) ,writing me that Peruvian television and newspapers want to do features, on me, working at ( as a Peruvian Fire Captain.)

I love my brother firefighters.

Doug Copp with Pancho (Efrain Huaman) of National Fire Dept of Peru. Doug is a Fire Captain with the National Fire Dept of Peru; as well, as Rescue Chief of ARTI . Doug worked with NYPD at . Pancho worked with NYPD and Doug's Invention, The Copp Casualty Locator at the Killing Fields Landfill recovering body parts, for 3 months.

You can find many more links to examples of FEMA malfeasance at the American Rescue Team International website

and here are some of the headline (links available at Pakalert Press
click above to go to the homepage and access the many, many links.
(If the original sources are no longer active, click on (Cached).

The title of the article with all of these links is:’Are The Feds Trying To Mass Kill Americans?”.

It really makes you wonder whether it is just the result of extreme incompetence or ??????

FEMA tells first responders not to respond until told to do so. FEMA News 2005 Aug 29 (Cached)

FEMA won’t accept Amtrak’s help in evacuations.
FEMA News 2005 Aug 29 (Cached)

Offer of helicopters for rescue work is rejected.
Narcosphere 2005 Sept 1 (Cached)

FEMA blocks 500 Florida airboat pilots from rescue work.
Sun Sentinel 2005 Sept 2 (Cached)

FEMA to Chicago: Send just one truck.
Chicago Tribune 2005 Sept 2 (Cached)

FEMA turns back volunteer Sheriff’s deputies and medical team. Unknown News 2005 Sept 2 (Cached)

FEMA bars morticians from entering New Orleans.
Tri Valley Central 2005 Sept 2 (Cached)

Pentagon says military mission in New Orleans is combat, not rescue. Army Times 2005 Sept 2 (Cached)

FEMA blocks 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid.
Daily Kos 2005 Sept 3 (Cached)

Homeland Security won’t let Red Cross deliver food.
Post Gazette 2005 Sept 3 (Cached)

Military turns back flood survivors trying to leave city. Thousands held at gunpoint and locked up in Superdome.
Reuters 2005 Sept 3 (Cached)

FEMA fails to utilize Navy ship with 600-bed hospital onboard. Chicago Tribune 2005 Sept 4 (Cached)

FEMA cuts local emergency communications phone lines.
Meet the Press 2005 Sept 4 (Cached)

FEMA turns away experienced firefighters.
Daily Kos 2005 Sept 5 (Cached)

FEMA turns back Wal-Mart supply trucks.
NY Times 2005 Sept 5 (Cached)

FEMA prevents Coast Guard from delivering diesel fuel.
NY Times 2005 Sept 5 (Cached)

Navy pilots who rescued victims are reprimanded.
NY Times 2005 Sept 7 (Cached)

US government turns back German plane with 15 tons of aid.
Star Tribune 2005 Sept 10 (Cached)

FEMA officials forbid stores from re-opening. Sheriff defies their order and threatens to arrest them. (Article near the bottom of page.) Times-Picayune 2005 Sept 11 (Cached)

FEMA declines volunteer firemen for rescue operations. Uses them to distibute public relations pamphlets.
Salt Lake Tribune 2005 Sept 12 (Cached)

FEMA orders doctor to stop treating hurricane victims.
Advocate 2005 Sept 16 (Cached)

FEMA ignores offer of busses for evacuation of New Orleans.
Chicago Tribune 2005 Sept 23 (Cached)

doug

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911 – 2011 conclusion for doug copp , VA Command (FEMA?) Calls Doug Copp’s Dead Mother a ‘$1 road whore’ for Tom Lang owner of Albuquerque Journal to fuck

Click here to go to the blog article containing the KOB-TV, Albuquerque article concerning the KOB-TV 10 th anniversay of Doug Copp, searching under the 911 rubble and the NYFD using Copp’s Casualty Locator to recover body parts of 911 victims.

Here is the KOB-TV broadcast of Doug Copp working at 911:

This a picture of Doug Copp before going underground, at 911.

 

Doug Copp after returning to surface. Doug had searched under the rubble while it was still on fire.

This is Jon’s response to my previous 911 posting He starts with calling me a fraud..follows with calling my dead mother a $1 whore and concludes by threatening to ‘beat me to death, with some of his friends.

in the middle of this TAZ asked for and got my opinion re the ’cause of the 911 attack’

Jon says:
September 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm (Edit)

Copp……what fucking fraud, why should you celebrate anything except your stealing money from the US govt. Thief.
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amerrescue says:
September 5, 2011 at 4:15 pm (Edit)

1) If I had stolen any money from the US Government or was a fraud then I would be in jail.
2) I judge people by the content of their character. You sign your email name VACommand..I expect that this means that you are one of the greedy, stupid bastards that I have referred to or you are just an evil, stupid bastard..wannabe.
In either case….when you finally manage to get your head stuck completely up your ass..take a picture, of it and I will post it with the captain: “Stupid, greedy bastard with head completely up his ass.”
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amerrescue says:
September 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm (Edit)

People are surprised when they get my response to ‘what happened at 911′. Considering that the last 10 years have been ‘a journey through hell’ regarding my health struggles

These are my thoughts:
1) At the time I was focused on ensuring that my skills as the most experienced rescuer, on site, were concentrated on saving lives and searching every single place that could be searched…that nobody died because someone did not come to save them. Anything else would be a distraction; in an environment, when “every minute means a life and every mistake a death”.
2) I have no doubt, in my mind that the Bush Administration proved that there was ‘no limit’ to the evil they would perpetrate for their own greedy and selfish interests. The ‘interests’ they represent would destroy every form of life, on earth, for a ‘nickel’. They have no morality and they worship ‘anal gold’ as their God.
3) My life since 911 has been focused on daily battle of ‘staying alive’. I have come from a place where I could not speak, didn’t know my own name, couldn’t walk farther than 3 ft etc etc etc etc to a place where I can save lives by spreading the triangle of life around the world.

In other words it is a distraction to my efforts of saving lives..to find out who actually was the initial cause of ‘my health problems’..that would be personal and I have too much positive work to do.

In summation:
Obama made a huge mistake right from his first day in office..He thought he could be reasonable with completely unreasonable people whose sole purpose was to ‘return to power’ and ‘pillaging’, at any cost..even the complete destruction of America. He thought he could stop Bushes ‘ball from rolling’ (see below).

Under the rubble, of 911, while submerged in poison, I made a comment, which holds true today: “No incident is either completely ‘good’ or completely ‘bad’. The amount of ‘good’ should be maximized and the amount of ‘bad’ should be minimized..to have the most effective disaster mitigation.” Unfortunately, Bush used 911 to reduce democracy, freedom and the general well being of the American People..instead of solving the ’cause of the 911 attack’, bringing humanity together and making the world a better place..Bush used 911 to start ‘phony’ unbudgeted wars against the ‘wrong people’, kill hundreds of thousands, create horrible suffering by millions; INCLUDING EVERY AMERICAN WHO ISN’T WEALTHY.
Bush and the military, industrial and financial interests he represents used 911…. AS A ‘GIANT WINDFALL’…which may lead to the death of America ..before ‘the ball he started rolling’ finally stops.

Bush and his gang benefited the most but whether he actually attacked America..in the same manner as outlined in George Orwell’s masterpiece ’1984″..I don’t know.

Some of my best friends are moslem and the triangle of life is being taught in Islamic Universities, printed in Islamis newspapers and magazines.

I judge people by the content of their hearts;..not by race, religion or any ‘distraction’.
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Jon says:
September 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm (Edit)

Ill do that right after Tom Lang is finished riding your mother like an old road whore. Arent you just a chip off the old block! Both screwing for a buck!

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amerrescue says:
September 6, 2011 at 12:06 am (Edit)

Regarding my mother and your description of her as a whore and that Tom Lang, one of the most evil people, in America, who tried to destroy our rescue team..was fucking her..for a buck…

My response is that I only lived with my mother, for a year, after my father died when I was 2 years old..You are the first to tell me that she was a $1 whore. I expect that you will probably be the last; since, few people would ever possibly consider stooping that low.
Your comments show you for who you are. I would not be surprised to hear that you did time, in prison, with Tom Lang ..both for child molestation.

I say this not out of anger; rather, I say this because you two are just that ‘bad’.
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amerrescue says:
September 6, 2011 at 12:43 am (Edit)

This person ‘Jon’ at vacommand@msn.com
refused to identify himself. His name, address or work position.
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amerrescue says:
September 6, 2011 at 1:44 am (Edit)

This ‘jon’ person sent another email of a criminal nature threatening me with physical violence, but more importantly, he further disparaged, my mother and ridiculed the fact that my father had died and I was left alone. I have permanently marked him as spam. Although he refused to identify himself and threatened me with physical violence (He would bring along some of his friends..he said); nevertheless, he refused to identify himself. The ‘brave’ individual, that he pretends to be made it clear that he will remain anonymous and that he would bring some of his friends, to help him.

On the other hand..my home address is Doug Copp, 563 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am home most of the time; since, I am permanently disabled. Anyone who would like to come to my home, like ‘Jon’, with some of his friends should know that I am a pacifist. I will not kill you; however, I will protect myself and am not adverse to hurting you as much as is necessary, to defend myself.

Regarding my attending 911, 10th anniversary; I got as far as Boston and couldn’t go any further. I had to return home. ARTI and NYPD member Peter Donahue was arranging, for me to meet the son of Ray Downey, the leader of the NYFD UHR Team, who was killed along with his brother firefighters, at the onset of the tragedy.

I was disappointed , not to meet Ray’s son; since, it would have been a wonderful conclusion, to my friendship, with his father, Ray. Ray and I had collaborated on a UHR training event, with a real collapsed building, as the training area. This was scheduled to occur, 2 weeks after ’911′ intervened.

Chief Ray Downey, a great guy, died before I could get to 911 to join him. How much better the world would have been if Ray hadn’t been killed.

The first 911 ceremony was attended by ARTI member Efrain Huaman, who represented me

This last effort is my 4 th unsuccessful attempt to get to the 911 ceremony. My chest hurts like Hell and I go into convulsions, from the air pollution, before I can get near NYC. I don’t plan to try again.

You might like to read my blog; ‘pissed-on’ again.

thank you

doug copp
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TAZ further posted comments on my ‘Osama got Obama’ article.

Here it is, along with my response:

Taz says:
September 7, 2011 at 10:33 am (Edit)

Amer-Rescue i have to admire you. You have dug deep down inside and have come out like a lark. That is more than I can say for myself, and I have a head start in that I have not suffered like you have. I have to admire your spirit. I truly believe that Allah has blessed your soul in this life, and hopefully the next as well. Allah (God the Father) might have put you through this misery only for you to see what goodness you have come out. Keep up the trek, and take others along with you.
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amerrescue says:
September 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm (Edit)

Dear Taz:

Thank you for your kind words. It is comforting when attacked by evil people to hear kindness from a ‘good’ person.

My early childhood , as a sometimes abused orphan, was not entirely bad. It gave me the opportunity to feel compassion and sympathy for those who need help. It gave me the strength to go to major disasters, take charge and save lives. Again, every event, in our lives, even 911 has positive and negative potentials. We must maximize the good and minimize the bad.

Confucius considered all change to be an opportunity. I do too. Even when attacked by evil it can have the positive result of bringing the forces of ‘goodness’ together.

Thank you friend.

doug copp
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amerrescue says:
September 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm (Edit)

I put all of this attack, by ‘jon’ into a new post. Before I dismissed him as spam. He ridiculed my childhood, further disparaged my mother, threatened me with violence and said that I would take down this post. (Further insults to my dead mother was unacceptable so I spammed him.)

My reaction was the opposite..not only did I keep this post..I put up a new one with everything in it.

Confrontation with evil people like ‘jon’ gives you the opportunity, to think about ‘who you are’, the content of your heart and to gain strength.

I would rather think of his attack; as a ‘blessing’, to know who I am and to appreciate our God (By any name he is the same) and the love he has for us.
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Dear Byron ..thanks for the link..

It is a small world…I am glad I wrote the article..I just got an email from my former Peruvian Fire Dept assistant,,writing me that Peruvian television and newspapers want to do features, on me, working at 911 (as a Peruvian Fire Captain.)

I love my brother firefighters.

doug

A California newspaper exposes Tom Lang, Albuquerque Journal. exposed as a liar; using his newspaper as a personal weapon against ARTI and Copp. Copp thru Lang off the World Trade Center area for perverted and sick behavior. He disparaged the dead NYFD and NYPD which was unaceptable. When Copp was near death..Lang attacked him.

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911 First responders ‘pissed on’ AGAIN !

I just read the headlines that first responders are NOT invited to attend the 10th anniversary of 911. We will be denied access to the area. Many first responders, like me, are outraged.

My story:
On September 13th , 2001 I found a small hole in the bottom of a pit of rubble. I crawled inside and went 6 levels deeper..all the way to the flooded subways..this took a couple of hours to go one way. My respirator was clogged. I couldn’t get another one because the American Red Cross had kept the $750,000 worth of respirators, donated by 3M Corp, in their warehouse..for later sale. The president of 3M Corp told me that.

The 2nd and 3rd subterranean floors were still on fire. Black soot, jet fuel and eveything inside had been ‘particalized’ into the air. This thick gooey mess used my eyes, lungs, sinus and skin as a conduit for the poisons to fill my body. The laboratory tests showed a list 35 pages long of the most toxic poisons known to man..at levels up to 5,000X max normal. You can watch me search under the rubble by going to see one of my 100 rescue videos at youtube. I got sick but continued to go under the rubble until I passed out unconscious..too sick..to do anymore..I returned home on September 28th.

I spent 2 years close to death from my 911 injuries and ‘health issues’ continue to ‘rule’ my life. I continue to have 12 medical illnesses caused by toxins. At the worst point I had 47 simultaneous medical problems..symptoms. I couldn’t walk farther than 3 ft, I didn’t know my own name, I couldn’t speak, poison oozed out of my skin, I woke up ..everyday..vomiting with convulsions..etc..etc..etc..

I have been sick every day; since, September 13th, 2001. I moved to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia to be in a pristine environment..this reduced the frequency of my blackouts, whiteouts, immune system attacks, convulsions and cerebral edema attacks. I moved here for free medical treatment because I did not get 1 cent of compensation for a veritable mountain of medical treatment. I expected that the clean Cape Breton Island environment would allow me to live another 2 weeks. A NY Hospital offered to monitor my health with tests while I died. They got paid for the monitoring..but NO medical Treatment was to be provided.

I tried to get to 911 anniversaries on 3 previous occasions. I couldn’t make it. Pollution caused me to vomit, body swell, brain swell and on one occasion I would have died without an medical intervention.

Stubbornly, I had planned to go to the 10th anniversary ceremony…. possibly to help bring some closure to my 10 years of ‘living hell’ of pain and sickness. My wife did not want me to go..telling me that I will only get sicker again..and spend another month in bed..

Truly: The phrase ‘ADDING INSULT TO INJURY’ is appropriate.

I feel very sorry for the 911 first responders, in NYC, who are struggling to stay alive..suffering like hell..and they are ‘pissed on’.

Unfortunately, this is just another episode of disgusting treatment.

When I finally die from my 911 injuries my wife has agreed to throw my ashes off the Golden Gate Bridge. The Pacific Ocean will be my memorial.

The 911 first responders have no memorial….it reminds me of Charles Dickens…” They had better hurry-up and die”…because they are a nuisance.

In some ways; including this example, those who died immediately were the ‘lucky ones’.

Finally, I never expected any reward or recognition for anything I did during my 25 years as an unpaid volunteer or at 911; however, I didn’t expect to get ‘pissed on’ either.

Personally, I would do it all over again but I don’t think many first responders..sick and injured….and mistreated would.

First responders dieing from their 911 injuries will not have any memorial..and they arn’t even allowed to the ceremony honoring the victims …..we destroyed our health trying to save.

I feel physically ill like I want to vomit.

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Triangle of Life. I had a nightmare, last night.

Triangle of Life. I had a nightmare, last night. You can save a life by forwarding this link.

I hardly ever have a nightmare. I had a nightmare, last night. My 25 years as an unpaid volunteer, saving 250,000 lives (259,000 estimated by National Health Dept of India, by Doug Copp creating the mitigation polan to prevent another outbreak of the plague, in post earthquake Gujarat), at major disasters, around the world, gave me enough ‘experience’ to have a different throbbing, screaming, ‘soaken wet’, nightmare every night, for years. Nevertheless, I have one every couple of years. Last night, I had one worth writing about.

Background:

I had crawled inside of 896 collapsed buildings, witnessed many of the 650,000 dead, mutilated and decomposed corpses that these ‘living nightmares’ had caused. I had 3 buildings collapse, on top of me. I stood amongst the rubble of 3 ‘cities’ without a single building left standing. I have witnessed more than 1 million collapsed buildings, with all the ‘hell’ that came with it. Only a ‘series of books’ can disclose what I have experienced. My ‘life experience’ is heavy.

My first ‘search’ was a school with all the children squashed under their desks; which was soon followed by saving the life of a new born baby, in a collapsed maternity ward…I had no choice other than to crawl over the squashed bodies of ‘ripped apart’ new born babies..The crawl space was too small to avoid them….to save this ‘crying’ baby. I will forever remember the feeling of a squashed new born baby; ‘rolling’ under my stomach, as I crawled over it….!!!

I will forever remember the images of little hands and feet sticking out from under their school desks and my despair that all the school children were crushed under their desks when they could have easily survived by being in the aisle, next to their desks. (In fact 3 children had survived. Their ‘testimonials’ are on the ARTI website. Two (2) children were untouched. These 2 girls were located completely, in the aisles. Leona was only ‘half lucky’. Her torso was in the aisle but her legs were squashed under her desk. Her legs were amputated but she survived.)

I have been permanently disabled, constantly sick and ‘in pain’ ; since, I was ‘poisoned’ while crawling 1.5 miles under the rubble. I crawled 1.5 miles, from a little hole, at the bottom of a pit amongst the rubble …all the way to the flooded subways..6 levels deeper. I did this while the 2nd and 3rd subterranean floors were still smoldering. All the computers, carpet, furniture, paintings and ‘people’ had been ‘particalised’. It was ‘all in the air’.

The air was thick with the jet fuel, soot and burnt remains. My lungs, sinus, eyes and skin were conduits for all this poison. The descriptive list of poisons that laboratories have found , in my body, at levels up to 5,000 x maximum ‘normal’ is 35 pages long. The 3 relevant leading medical experts, in the world, wanted to review my thousands of pages of medical file…simply because I was still alive..and nobody, in history, had survived such an astronomical amount of concentrated poisons. See for yourself, in my 100+ videos which include searching under the rubble.

The nightmare:

My wife usually ‘gets up’ earlier, than me. She came into , our bedroom, to wake me up. Half asleep, I told her: ” Honey, I had a nightmare. Let me tell you about it.”

I told her that I went back to crawling inside of collapsed buildings ( I am too sick to actually do this; although, I had searched inside of collapsed building, in Haiti and became hospitalized’ because of it) …that I was being blackmailed. A new campaign of discrediting me with outrageous lies was ‘in the works’.

The insurance companies and USA ’emergency services’ bureaucrats were using this as an opportunity to murder me…to shut me up. Murdering me would be the last desperate attempt of ‘some greedy, evil bastards’ to stop the ‘triangle of life’ from negatively impacting their profits. I reminded her that major disasters are usually used to ‘cover-up’ murders ( In the midst of complete chaos and bureaucratic breakdown it is extremely easy “to get away with murder”.).

The Triangle of Life is spreading around the world (read my blog: “The triangle of life is spreading around the world.”); in spite of, USA insurance companies ‘unholy lust for profit’ and School Board Officials who consider it “cheaper and less trouble” if school children are killed during earthquakes; rather than, survive and demand compensation for psychological or physical trauma. USA Insurance Executives have warned school boards that the ‘triangle of life’ will allow school children to survive..that this would directly result in school boards insurance premiums ( all USA school boards are insured) increasing dramatically or possibly the complete refusal of coverage. (School Board Officials and their bureaucratic ’emergency managers’ are determined to keep their payments low by maintaining ‘duck and cover’.)

These are the same gigantically wealthy insurance companies that deny health coverage to sick children, to keep profits high…making the USA the only developed country that denies health care to any citizen. The USA Insurance companies use actuarial tables to maximize profits.

To Quote the Vice President of Muchener Re (one of the largest insurance companies that insure ‘insurance company risk’). He said to me:
” We are in the business of maximizing return for shareholders..we are not in the business of saving lives.”

Still half awake, I told her that I had read an article, in Japan , yesterday ( I actually had..it wasn’t part of my nightmare.). It described the battle between ‘duck and cover’ and the ‘triangle of life’. The writer mentioned the involvement of USA insurance companies to guarantee maximum ‘share holder profit’ by continuing with ‘duck and cover’. The ‘Duck and cover’ policy statistically, in every country, has a 2% survival rate ( and these survivors accidentally found themselves in a ‘triangle of life’). You have a better chance of being proclaimed the ‘King of England’ than surviving an earthquake by ‘duck and cover’.

*** by the way….Last week, I had a friend visit, our home, from Shri Lanka. I showed him the bullet hole, in my wife’s car.

You might think that someone who had the ‘life experience” of so much horror would find it impossible to ‘bear the burden’ of so much …horror, sickness and vitriolic attacks; however, quite the contrary… I love God and am grateful for having the opportunity to have done so much good, with my life.

‘Duck and cover’ is murder, for profit..it cannot stand..against the monumental force of people’s intelligence, self-survival and parent’s love of their children.

doug copp

founder of ARTI ( the world’s most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation/management organization) and the Discoverer of the ‘triangle of life’ to take building collapse survivability from 2% using ‘duck and cover’ to 90% using the ‘triangle of life’
ARTI is All Unpaid Volunteers willing to stand up to and fight USA insurance companies and bureaucrats who consider it cheaper and less trouble if victims die rather than survive with possible trauma and sue ( less profit for insurance companies and higher premiums for bureaucrats)

“Now, that my 911 injuries have made it impossible for me, to crawl into collapsed buildings, I thank God for allowing me to continue saving lives. I am willing to sacrifice my life, my health, my reputation and endure any attack, slander, burden or harm to fulfill this life purpose. PERIOD.”

see http://www.amerrescue.org for hundreds of pages of testimonials, videos, docs. Complete information to survive major disaster, learned from doug’s searching 896 collapsed buildings and witnessing 1+ million collapsed buildings, at more than 100 major disaster events; throughout the entire world…amerrescue@aol.com
http://www.amerrescue.org
or our eye opening/controversial and mega informative blogs at
http://www.dougcopp.wordpress.com/
and
http://earthchanges.ning.com/profile/DougCopp

Go to and watch MORE THAN 100 youtube videos at amerrescue and amerrescuegmail youtube channels
1-902-567-1227 home

” There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” Above all …….overcome this.

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‘Triangle of Life’ University Course

The Triangle of Life is now being taught as a University Course, in a major earthquake prone country….Iran.
At the end of the document is a Triangle of Life Book. It is, also, in the farsi language. There are many documents regarding the Triangle of Life, published in the Farsi language.
Here is an excerpt from part of the University Triangle of Life Program:

Here is the T of L (Farsi language) Book Cover:

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Just to Get it Off My Chest

These are comments, from a posting regarding mesothelioma, , on my other blog site. It will ‘blow your mind to know what the Red Cross did..

You should read from the bottom of the page upwards so they will be in order of posting.
Comment by Doug Copp 8 minutes ago

Just to get it all of my chest. I am a member of the Mexican Red Cross. I stayed at the home, post earthquake, of the Secretary General of the Costa Rican Red Cross. Some Red Cross’s are wonderful and filled with great people. I love them.

Let me tell you this: Years ago, The Canadian Red Cross refused to pay $250,000 to test, their blood, for AIDS. Their business sold most of the blood available, to Hospitals, in Canada. Their Director said that it was too much money..to waste. 8,000 …EIGHT THOUSAND…. people, later died from the tainted blood

The Director and CRC were charged in court. After legal battles, for years, The decison was ‘handed down’. The Red Cross were prohibited, from collecting, distributing or selling blood ever again. Nobody went to jail..and the Canadian Red Cross received a fine of $1.00. Yes ONE DOLLAR.

Two years ago, the local CRC representative, told me himself. He laughed, in my face, and told me about the couert decison: He said: “NO PROBLEM. We are ging to make a ton of money. We are going into the disaster business! LIKE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS!We will get rich! ”

He told me this because he had organized a little ‘hate session’ for me because of the ‘triangle of life’ and wanted to rub it in. I ‘bit my lipo’ and refrained from punching the bastard, in the face.

It even gets worse….a few months ago, he sent me an email asking me if I would train him, for disasters. He said: ” I hope their are ‘no hard feelings’

Instead of ‘blowing my top’, I calmly replied that he could start by getting the Red Cross to stop promoting ‘Duck and Cover’. ..that this change to the ‘triangle of life’ would save 200,000 lives per year.

The bastard never wrote back! Pisses me off..’to no end’..just to think about it.

Weiynala of Styx Comment by Weiynala of Styx 46 minutes ago

Thank you for sharing this Doug. You have been through a lot in your life, that’s for sure. I too have up close experience with emphazema, another terrible lung disease that is often caused by smoking. My father died from it. It is like drowning, can’t catch a precious breath of air.

Your experience and wise warning will be for the betterment of us all during the event and after times.

Thanks again…

Comment by Doug Copp 48 minutes ago
Comment Dear Cheryl: To be honest. I have calmed down but there was a point when I was so mad at the American Red Cross that I was ‘fit to be tied’!

Cheryl Nelson Comment by Cheryl Nelson 55 minutes ago
Comment That truly sucks, Doug. I am so sick of this planet and its god, money.

Doug Copp Comment by Doug Copp 1 hour ago
Comment

Thank you all for your kind words. Cheryl amkes an excellent point. I suggested, in a previous comment regarding ‘Joplin’ that people should carry kerchiefs to wet and place around the neck veins, to cool the head. Cheryl made ahuge improvement on that concept, by adding a safety pin and a bottle of water so that it could serve an additional purpose of filtering out dust.

FYI. My lungs are totallly trashed. I did have a repirator at 911; however, it got quickly clogged and became useless. There were no more to be had..I made the decision to go back under the rubble and take my chances.

Within a day I started coughing up black soot, blood started coming out of my lungs and nose, I became soaked in sweat with fever and I passed out unconscious. For several years I could not walk farther than 3 ft without hyperventilating for air.

A year later I was told by the President of 3M Corporation, that they had donated $750,000 worth of respirators, to the American Red Cross. ARC had kept them in their wharehouse, for later sale. this is the MAIN reason why thousands of 911 first responders have died or are dieing from respiratory disease.

This is one of dozens of ARC ‘crimes’, including opposing the ‘triangle of life’ to show their support for the vested financial interests who profit from ‘dick and cover’ having a 98% death rate.

Cheryl Nelson Comment by Cheryl Nelson 1 hour ago

Minimum for your bug-out bag is a kerchief, large safety pin, and a bottle of water. Wet the kerchief and fold it diagonally. Then pin it in the back. The wet kerchief will help filter debris in the air. It won’t just be building materials, but also dust and all kinds of other debris in the air.

Yes, Doug, thank you for your service to humanity. You are appreciated.

john miller Comment by john miller 3 hours ago
Comment THANK YOU for YOUR SERVICE

Rosemary Stephen Comment by Rosemary Stephen 3 hours ago

Comment That was a good idea Doug to post this blog. Too often we tend to forget that older building affected by earthquakes or fire may contain Asbestos. There is no real policy of the presence of Asbestos inside building especially in developing countries. A lot of workers in poor country are exposed and their employers are not willing to provide PPEs.

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What does mesothelioma have to do with disaster survival?

Thanks to his work as an unpaid volunteer, at 911, Doug Copp still has frequent coughing convulsions when he coughs until he 'vomits' slime and mucus from his lungs.

Hi Doug,

I’ve written an article for your blog and copied it below. I hope it’s informative and helpful for your readers! Please let me know when it has posted.

Thank you for the opportunity!

Lydia Miller

What does mesothelioma have to do with disaster survival?

My first introduction to mesothelioma was through television commercials. It seems there are endless advertisements starting with, “if you or someone you love” and moving on to, “call for more information.” Long lists of possible candidate characteristics go zipping up the screen: “shipbuilding, coal mining, oil refining, plumbing,” and on and on. What was tying them all together? What is mesothelioma and how does one disease get around to so many different places? I found the answer in the cause: asbestos.

Asbestos is really what has gotten around. Through the last century asbestos was spread though all of America and much of the world in everything from ship engine insulation to residential ceiling tiles. Any nation seeking to build its industries in the 1900s was mining, buying or selling asbestos. Asbestos was so heavily used in the US alone, it earned the nickname ‘backbone of American industry.’ Today, however, any nation that has handled asbestos is counting cases of malignant mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a cancer. The more common of two mesothelioma types, pleural mesothelioma, is specific to abdominal cavity lining, most often found in protective lung tissue called the mesothelium. Peritoneal mesothelioma affects lining of other organs such as the heart or diaphragm and is much less common. Both types of mesothelioma are characterized by long latency periods typically ranging from twenty to fifty years. This makes mesothelioma hard to diagnose. Making it even harder, are the symptoms that mimic pneumonia or bronchitis. Mesothelioma is regularly misdiagnosed and treated as a passing virus. Sadly, after decades of quiet development, mesothelioma enters its last and most aggressive stages. By the time it is properly diagnosed, mesothelioma life expectancy is short and grim.

So, why do I share this on Doug Copp’s blog? What does mesothelioma have to do with surviving disasters? Again, the answer is asbestos. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says this about asbestos: “Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber, once widely used in building materials and products for its thermal insulating properties and fire resistance. Intact, undisturbed asbestos-containing materials generally do not pose a health risk. These materials may become hazardous and pose increased risk if they are damaged, are disturbed in some manner, or deteriorate over time and release asbestos fibers into building air. A number of building materials and products still in use today contain asbestos. Asbestos remains in use as an acoustic insulator, and in thermal insulation, fire proofing, roofing, flooring and other materials,” [emphasis added].

Natural and intentional disasters not only cause immediate and acute damage, but they can release asbestos fibers, a source of suffering that will go undetected for decades and cannot be stopped. Every time there is a fire, an earthquake, a hurricane or some other disaster, asbestos fibers, which may have been safely contained before, are released into the air. Even in the event of a planned demolition project, asbestos may be released without intentional and careful removal of asbestos containing materials. Additionally, being confined in a small space during a disaster can heighten chances of asbestos fiber inhalation, as there is limited ventilation.

Once asbestos fibers are inhaled they begin a cancerous process leading to mesothelioma development. Many mesothelioma patients have no idea they were ever exposed to asbestos and therefore never seek medical attention regarding the matter. By the time symptoms demonstrate and they have reason to ask a doctor, it is too late. Although many disasters can be lived through, there is no cure for mesothelioma.

I share this on Doug’s blog hoping that anyone caught in a disaster or seeking to help others who have been affected, will use some common sense precautions. If you’re caught off guard, cover your nose and mouth with any available, breathable material until you can find a suitable respirator. If you’ve planned to help others, use a respirator as the least of your safety precautions. Asbestos travels best when its dry and airborne, so soak any questionable content with water and wash your clothes, and yourself, after possible exposure. This could keep you from spreading deadly fibers from place to place or person to person.

Lydia Miller, New Leaf Copywriting

Background:

Hi Doug!
I was checking out your blog and wondering if you accept guest blog posts? I write about mesothelioma and its cause, asbestos, which is often exposed during disasters when buildings and structures are demolished. Looking at your blog I thought this topic might interest your readers I keep it simple and informative with a few helpful links to provide some education. If you think this would be helpful for your readers, please let me know and I will send you an article.

Thank you!

Lydia Miller
New Leaf Copywriting

Dear Lydia

I would like you to do what you think will accomplish the most ‘good’. Be inspired.

doug copp

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Surviving a Tornado is Different Than an Earthquake

I have witnessed more than 300 tornadoes and was ‘chased down the road..for a few miles..by one!” doug copp

The following is an excerpt from an email that I received, today. I thought some people might be interested; since, we had a ‘big one’ in Missouri, today.

In a message dated 5/22/2011 7:07:56 P.M. Atlantic Daylight Time, fcurtisp@gmail.com writes:

I’ve just watched your “ToL” presentation. Thank you.

In our area tornadoes are a more prevalent threat than earthquakes.
Do you have safety procedures to follow for protection from tornadoes?
Thank you.

FCP


“Yes. Tornados are different because the forces applied to the structure are different. One principle remains the same. If you locate yourself in a ‘triangle of life’ or ‘survivable void’ you will live. If not then you will die.

Go in a corner of the house, put the sofa on a diagonal so a right angled triangle is formed between the walls and sofa.Get in this triangle….then cover the whole thing over (pull it over you) with a mattress and pray.

otherwise get out of town or hide underground in the OUTSIDE corner of a basement.”

I put up 37 more rescue/disaster/survival videos, of my saving lives, throughout the world, today. Go to youtube chanel amerrescue and amerrescuegmail.

There are more than 150 Doug Copp action and survival videos at the links following my email ‘signature’ in this posting. Earthquakes, tornadoes, landslides, plane crashes, ship sinking, explosions,hurricanes and more..all real footage..up close and inside the collapsed buildings.

doug copp

founder of ARTI ( the world’s most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation/management organization) and the Discoverer of the ‘triangle of life’ to take building collapse survivability from 2% using ‘duck and cover’ to 90% using the ‘triangle of life’
ARTI is All Unpaid Volunteers willing to stand up to and fight USA insurance companies and bureaucrats who consider it cheaper and less trouble if victims die rather than survive with possible trauma and sue ( less profit for insurance companies and higher premiums for bureaucrats)

“Now, that my 911 injuries have made it impossible for me, to crawl into collapsed buildings, I thank God for allowing me to continue saving lives. I am willing to sacrifice my life, my health, my reputation and endure any attack, slander, burden or harm to fulfill this life purpose. PERIOD.”

see http://www.amerrescue.org for hundreds of pages of testimonials, videos, docs. Complete information to survive major disaster, learned from doug’s searching 896 collapsed buildings and witnessing 1+ million collapsed buildings, at more than 100 major disaster events; throughout the entire world…amerrescue@aol.com
http://www.amerrescue.org
or our eye opening/controversial and mega informative blogs at
http://www.dougcopp.wordpress.com/
and
http://earthchanges.ning.com/profile/DougCopp

Go to youtube and watch MORE THAN 100 youtube videos at amerrescue and amerrescuegmail youtube channels
1-902-567-1227 home

” There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” Above all …….overcome this.

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BBC TV Special with Doug Copp and 3 scientists predicted the current ‘giant’ floods and what will come next.

The Current Giant floods were predicted. This ‘big budget TV Production’ video is a mock-up of the evening news, from 2050.

Doug Copp, in this Award Winning BBC Special, is featured, along with 3 of the world’s leading scientists, explaining your present and YOUR FUTURE……………… with these ‘soon to be’ normal events.

Understand why these events are happening and how your life is going to be impacted today, tomorrow and for the next 40 years. Get used to destructive weather. This is a high production but very scary movie.

It alerts our world in a way like George Orwell’s Book :1984′.

The setting is the 2050 Evening TV NEWS special/ documentary explaining what happened in the world from 2000 to 2050. This BBC program was the ‘biggest budget special’ when it was produced. In spite of money invested, Political Pressure ‘squashed the program’ for fear of people rioting for reform.

The Video still contains the original ‘black-out sections-to insert Commercials. You will need to speed ahead or wait for the period to end. The entire video is 53 minutes long.

Doug Copp predicted floods”>Watch the video at Doug Copp’s Youtube Channels amerrescue and amerrescuegmail

or This will open your eyes like George Orwell did with ‘1984’”>click here and go directly to Doug Copp’s other blog and watch the video.

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OBAMA GOT OSAMA.

Doug Copp searching deep underneath of . Doug has been severely ill every day, for 10 years.

This blog is written on May 2, 2011 at 2:00 am. Doug goes to the Hospital for 911 related injuries, at 8:00 am.

Comments. I have 3:

1) It pays to have an intelligent person, with guts, courage and determination; as your national leader.

2) On a personal note…Because of Osama Bin Laden//911….After 10 years of pain, illness, suffering and struggling to stay alive….you would think that I would be celebrating Osama Bin Laden’s death. I can’t.

I cannot celebrate anyone’s death..no matter what kind of monster he was…or how much I have suffered because of him. I feel that it is wrong to be joyful over anyone’s death. Better to be sad that a soul, like his, became so dark and evil.

I think, the same, of the most evil person that I have ever personally met, THE OTHER 911 MONSTER……Thompson Lang, who inherited the Albuquerque Journal and used it to help promote his evil works….Read Carol Camelot’s magazine article, and her newspaper article giving more details here.

I think that Christ would think the same.

3) As OBAMA said: “Justice was done.” I agree with that.

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San Francisco Earthquake: The Big Lie Anniversary is Celebrated With More Deception.

Doug Copp from the front page of the Alameda Journal, San Francisco Bay. Doug appeared in hundreds of articles, in Bay Area newspapers. Doug’s inventions were show-pieced, in the San Jose Museum of Technology. You can watch video of doug crawling into the collapsed Nimitz Freeway, during the 1989 earthquake by going to the video area at http://www.amerrescue.org.Bill O’reilly interviewed Doug Copp; as well as, Inside Edition, Good Morning America and many other programs. You can, also, watch the videos of Doug crawling inside the collapsed structures. 

I want to begin this blog by telling people that San Francisco, is my favorite city, in the whole world…that I love it and spent most of my adult life there. My ill health from 911 will not allow me to live in a city with pollution.

Furthermore, the ‘pink section’ of events, in the bay area, was my favorite section of the great San Fransisco Chronicle, my favorite newspaper. The San Francisco Chronicle can be the victim of bad and misleading reporters, too. Maria Guara is one of them, who crawled under the door. She was dismissed/fired/laid off, 2 years ago and somehow ‘popped’ her head up again, with this article.

Monday, April 18, 2011 was the 105th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake. Now, the world knows it as an Earthquake but did you know that ALL the newspapers and financial interests, of the time, referred to it as the San Francisco Fire.

Why was this lie heavily promoted for more than 20 years before the truth came out that it actually was an earthquake and not a fire? It is usually about money and it was about money..again. Wall Street knew about fires. Fires, like the Great Chicago Fire ( which destroyed half the city when mother O’leary’s cow knocked over the lantern) were considered to be acceptable, to be part of normal business risk. Financiers, in the east were unfamiliar with earthquakes. The rich and powerful of San Francisco were afraid of financial investment drying up, from the east, so they decided to call it a fire and not an earthquake. It took 20 years for the truth to be widely known that the destruction was caused by an earthquake and not a fire. This is part of History.

I was contacted by Maria Guara claiming to be a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. This was her first dishonest act towards me and it took less than 5 seconds form the time she opened her mouth until she did it.

After reading her completely dishonest article I investigated her and found that she had not published an article,with the San Francisco Chronicle, for years. She managed to get this story published. I don’t know how or why? Perhaps, the ARC paid her (with some of the ARC 3 billion advertising/publishing budget, per year). Perhaps, money is the reason for dishonesty and bias. I don’t know. So, Anniversary of the dishonesty of the San Francisco Fire, of 1906, is celebrated, by the dishonesty of Maria Guara towards potential earthquake victims.

I plan to go thru the portions of the article, for you to get an idea of why you should be suspicious of anything she writes. The truth will help you. It may shock you but it will all help you.

Below are excerpts from an article written by Maria Guara for the San Francisco Chronicle, dated April 17, 2011. MY COMMENTS ARE WRITTEN IN ITALICS THROUGHOUT THE ARTICLE.

“But information found elsewhere online might best be taken with a grain of salt. In particular, Red Cross officials have been bedeviled for years by a website and viral e-mail challenging their long-standing advice to “Drop, Cover and Hold On!” during a quake.

***The Triangle of Life appears on hundreds of websites throughout the world. Youtube videos have been showing up, in everything from Farsi to Chinese to Spanish Sign Language. This is a worldwide grassroots movement of people who can put 2 brain cells together to form an idea, are intelligent, reasonable and care about the hypocrisy of bureaucrats and corporations. They care about their families safety and their community. People who want to live are interested, in the truth that will protect them.
***

“Oh, the ‘Triangle of Life,’ my arch-nemesis!” said the Red Cross’ White, with a deep sigh. “This particular theory has been popping up for at least 10 years, and the e-mail circulates every time a large earthquake happens internationally.”

Authored by Doug Copp, founder of American Rescue Team International, a private disaster-response organization, the Triangle of Life theory contradicts Red Cross and official government guidelines, and urges people to flee shaking buildings instead of taking shelter beneath a sturdy piece of furniture, protecting your head and holding on until the shaking stops.

***ARTI is NOT a private disaster response organization. It has the same legal standing as the American Red Cross. It has been a 501 c 3 non political organization; since, 1985.

Furthermore, The Triangle of Life was discovered by me; however, the single page email being sent around the world; is the result of an unknown person..asking me..on the phone..if he could condense my 13 picture, 7 page article in the American Survival Guide Magazine (see the original) to send to his family. I told him to go ahead..anything that will save lives..is good for me. More than 1 billion people have received it..so far..***

***I told her Maria Guara that people should get out if they can to avoid being crushed. If not then they should get into a triangle of life or survivable void that will allow you enough space to avoid being crushed. This safe space is found next to large bulky objects.***

***Importantly, what she, also, omitted, to tell you, is that the San Francisco Chronicle wrote a series of articles exposing the American Red Cross for theft, fraud and carpet-bagging, the people of San Francisco during the 1989 earthquake.

I brought, to her attention, during her praise of ARC and this ninkimpoop White that her own newspaper had written and published the condemning series of ARC criminality.***

***Mayor Art Agnos, of San Francisco, sued the Red Cross for theft and fraud. ARC had collected, as they usually do, a vast sum of money ($ 57,200,000.00)donated by the people of San Francisco, to help their fellow citizens. ARC fled with the money after spending only $100,000. To avoid a scandal that would impair their (American Red Cross) ability to collect their annual $6 billion, in ‘sucker’ money. The Chronicle reported that ARC settled out of court, promising to spend the $57 million, on Bay Area victims. ARC has a long history of repeating this modus operandi.

***Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota, sued them to force them to spend the money that they collected during the Minnesota floods.***

***In San Diego, the Director of the Red Cross was sentenced to prison when she took the money collected from the San Diego forest fires, took out $500,000 for her own salary and bonus. When asked if she felt guilty about taking $500,000 for herself and spending nothing on the victims..she screamed out: “No! I work hard for my money!” I heard her do this on radio..before she went to prison.***

***Finally, many will remember that the Red Cross collected $6 BILLION, for 911 victims and kept the money. David Letterman, Jay Leno and many others complained but ARC kept the money. The nastiest part of all was never published. I contacted all the donators of $1 million plus, to ARC and told them about ARC. The CEO of 3M Corporation told me that ARC was given $750,000 value in respirators to be donated to 911 responders. ARC kept them, in their Warehouse, for later sale.***

***Almost everyday, I go into convulsions of coughing until I vomit a pint of mucus and slime , from my lungs. For years I could not walk more than 3 ft. I am waiting for my MRI tests to come back. At my next Dr appointment, next week, Dr Ben Boucher will tell me if I have the 911 cancers, in my lungs..YET.***

***All the 911 responders were deprived of respirators, to protect heir lungs, by American Red Cross greed! I curse ARC, for this.***

***Maria Guara was told all of this and much more…Her dishonesty regarding ARC is despicable..***

Copp formed his theory after responding to earthquakes in developing countries such as Mexico and Turkey, where buildings frequently pancake to the ground in even moderate shaking. If occupants of these buildings cannot escape, he argues that the next best alternative is to huddle next to a large piece of furniture that will bear the brunt of a collapsing structure, leaving a triangle-shaped void in the rubble that offers hope of survival.

***Maria Guara, again is dishonest. I told her of the many examples of my crawling inside of buildings during the Northridge Earthquake, Loma Prieta earthquake and others, in California. I told her that ARC is lieing when they tell you that building don’t collapse, in California. I told her about the Nuclear Reactor built on top of a fault line. I told her of the hundreds of California Schools built directly on top of fault lines ( because the land was cheap and private business wouldn’t build on it. I told her much more.) KQED ( Public TV, in San Francisco) broadcast a special on California schools, with State Officials and Structural Engineers confirming my statements. She omitted it all and stuck with ARC’s claim that American buildings don’t collapse; therefore, it is ok to follow ‘duck and cover’.***

He also advises that people awakened by a quake roll out of bed onto the floor, and warns grimly that anyone taking shelter in a doorway risks being fatally squashed.

***ARC Employee white points out that they stopped telling people to get under doorways 20 years ago. This is correct; however, it points out a brutal fact concerning ARC. They only care about collecting money not people’s lives. If they cared about people’s lives then they would have told people to stop getting under doorways. They never wanted to expose themselves for telling people the wrong thing to do…so they continued..to this day..of endangering people’s lives by not informing them of the change, in policy.***

However, disaster officials in the United States have repeatedly pointed out that building materials and building codes in this country are not comparable with those in developing countries. As a result, very few U.S. buildings respond to earthquake shaking by collapsing to the ground.

***This is a complete lie. It has been a matter of luck that the earthquake, on the San Andreas Fault line (Park Field, California) has been delayed in unleashing it’s built up tension; however, the pressure is building up every year until it releases. Every seismologist, on planet earth is aware of this. I told Maria Guara of the $300 billion dollars in damage done to the most modern, well designed buildings, in the world, during the Kobe Earthquake. California buildings have collapsed ( I have been in them), and will always collapse. This is just a complete bogus lie designed to mislead people.***

***Furthermore, as I told maria Guara: I will pay $10,000 to ARC Employee White or any other American Red Cross Employee who can show a single picture of them selves inside of a collapsed building…..How can they be expected to know anything about how to survive inside of a collapsed building when they have never seen the inside of one. I told Maria Guara that she should think of a closed and locked box. If someone who has never seen the inside of the box tells you that there is nothing inside and another person who actually saw inside the box, before it was closed tells you that there is a dollar bill inside…Who do you believe. The person who saw inside or the person who didn’t? Who do you believe? A businessman accountant whose job it is to collect money for a billion dollar organization which is constantly, in trouble for theft and crimes..even thought they spend $3 BILLION per year , on positive advertising or an unpaid volunteer who has dedicated his life to saving lives and protecting children from a horrible death caused more by Insurance Company greed than any other reason. I have crawled inside of 896 collapsed building and risked my life, to save lives, all over the world. My websites are filled with videos and pictures of my doing this.***

According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most earthquake-related injuries in the United States in recent decades were the result of falling objects, and from cuts, falls and blows suffered by people attempting to flee from their homes in a panic.

***I told Maria Guara: ” How would they know?”. They only have access of records of coroners reports, from Hospitals..sometimes weeks or months after the buildings collapsed. They don’t interview victims or survivors. It is just more bureaucratic BS.***

“Statistically, most injuries are caused by falling debris and when people try to move more than a few feet during shaking,” White said. “Drop and cover beneath a sturdy piece of furniture to protect your head, and hold on. If that’s not possible, go to an interior wall, drop and cover.”

***I liken White to an accountant at a Children’s Hospital putting on a frock and a phoney badge and pretending to be a Doctor. It is only after children start dieing because of his fraud and deception that people realize that he was not a Doctor….he was a murderer.***

***I told Maria Guara that I never expect to win. I am a sick and poor man, an unpaid volunteer. I never expected to beat a multi-billion dollar industry built around deception and lies. I told her that the truth will come out and that there will be a price to pay.

I told her that the next huge California Earthquake, will happen..it will result in a million collapsed buildings and 100,000 plus deaths…that the parents of all those children who were murdered for Insurance Company Shareholder Profit and School Board’s reduced premium. We were told:” It is cheaper and less trouble, if the children are dead; rather, than sue for compensation. This would mean that the Insurance Carriers would either stop covering us or increase our premium, for coverage.”***

***I am a pacifist. I have dedicated my life to helping humanity; however, I would not lift a finger to stop a ‘mob of angry’ parents from vengeance upon Mr White and other people like him..too many people have already died and they need to stop.

I would think and act like the Turkish Policeman who interrupted a mob from beating and kicking , a man. This bastard had cut the wedding ring off the hand ( her body had swollen and the ring could not be removed.) of a newly wed bride. She was killed minutes after her taking her wedding vows… This robber cut her body to steal her jewelry. The Turkish Policeman walked away..telling the mob..to do with him what they wanted. I can understand why. ***

***Now, he is just endangering children’s lives , for profit. Sooner or later, the children will be crushed to death because of ARC, The Insurance Company Executives, The Shareholders of those companies, the School Boards and Mr White. Let them make their profits, in other ways than endangering children’s lives..or killing them. The Triangle of Life will replace ‘duck and cover’, in the USA; but, the question is: ” How many schoolchildren will die before it is changed.***

Awakened sleepers should stay in bed and protect their heads. And as for taking shelter in a doorway, “We haven’t talked about doorways for nearly 20 years,” Finke said.

***Go to youtube and watch what happens to a dummy who stayed in bed..when the building collapsed. We had to remove every crumb, of concrete, from the floor above..to even see his crushed body. The 2 dummies underneath the bed had their heads chopped-off. The dummy, in the triangle of life, next to the bed was unharmed.***

“In modern construction, doorways are not necessarily structural, and might actually be a weak point where the drywall has been cut out,” Finke said. “And the door itself could be moving all over the place.”

Copp, for his part, dismisses the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” campaign as a fraud cooked up by insurance companies, the American Red Cross and corrupt government officials. He rejects the CDC’s injury data as fraudulent, and questions the credentials of seismic or construction experts who support the government’s official advice.

***Absolutely I do. It is the truth..and like I told Maria Guara : “There is more than 100 times as much proof as necessary, for a reasonable person, to support that conclusion, available, on my websites, for free. Even the Pentagon is using the Triangle of Life***

Copp, whose website lists a San Francisco mailing address, says he was injured during the 9/11 rescue effort in New York, and now lives in a rural area of Canada.

***Maria Guara insinuates something misleading and sinister. I remain very sick, from my 911 injuries and came to Canada for free health care (which has cost hundreds of thousands of dollars). I live in a remote area because pollution causes me to have cerebral edema, toxic glaucoma, respiratory and immune system attacks. ARTI is a world wide organization with our world headquarters in San Francisco.***

While Copp’s advice may be useful in some developing countries, “it is actually very dangerous advice for our country,” White said. “Unfortunately, this e-mail is out there with a vengeance right now, and we’re getting more inquiries about it than ever.”

***Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! I am so pleased, to hear that people are rising up against these murderous, greedy bastards.***

Unlike these villains. I do not hide. See below for my home address and phone.

doug copp

founder of ARTI ( the world’s most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation/management organization) and the Discoverer of the ‘triangle of life’ to take building collapse survivability from 2% using ‘duck and cover’ to 90% using the ‘triangle of life’
See http://www.amerrescue.org for hundreds of pages of testimonials, videos, docs. Complete information to survive major disaster, learned from doug’s searching 896 collapsed buildings and witnessing 1+ million collapsed buildings, at more than 100 major disaster events; throughout the entire world..
email: amerrescue@aol.com ARTI website: http://www.amerrescue.org
see my eye opening blog at
http://www.dougcopp.wordpress.com/
watch youtube videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/amerrescue (31)
and http://www.youtube.com/user/amerrescuegmail (9)
or http://www.amerrescue.org (40)

1-902-567-1227 home
Home Address: 563 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, B1P-1E6

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March, 2011. Japan, Disaster and Disaster

ARTI -China Team Leader Hao Chen, in Japan Disaster


Here is a picture of doug inside of the main train station, Kobe Earthquake, having crawled for 650 ft, over broken glass.

March was a bad month. The people of Japan began to ‘break human records of suffering’. I was sick. My 911 injuries had flared up and my lungs were bleeding. I couldn’t walk but a few feet without stopping, every breath had been painful for 3 months and I was convulsing and vomiting slime and jelly from my lungs several times per day.

The end result is that I could not go to Japan. I was glad, for the first time in 10 years of daily illness and pain I was glad to be sick. I had experienced the indifference, ineptitude and ‘samurai’ cruelty of the Japanese Government towards its people during the Kobe earthquake. Yes, the Fire Chief of Kobe praised me, the International Department of the Japanese Government and the Mayor of Kobe wrote me letters of gratitude, for my work , in Kobe; however, I had witnessed the hardship which drove 1,700 people to commit suicide.

In Kobe, the government gave neither food, shelter or water to the suffering people. The Japanese Yakusa was the only source of food, blankets or assistance. The outraged people of Japan marched 8 people astride, in a line that went for miles, across the Ginza District demanding that the Prime Minister Resign. He did.

I knew the reality. The people will suffer much more than necessary; the Government will lie..continuously…When I watched on TV, my friend pointed out to me that the lines and rows of ‘japanese government rescuers’ had NOT a single speck of dust, dirt or grime on their uniforms..and this was after 7 days of ‘rescue’. They did not look tired, their goggles sparkled and glistened with ‘newness’. Where were the dirty, tired, exhausted, emotionally overwhelmed rescuers? Who were these guys? Did anybody else who watched CNN think it to be odd that these guys sparkled with cleanliness and they stood to attention and saluted the Prime Minister.

I am a trouble maker. I am a pain ‘in the ass’. I admit it. I always raise hell when bullshit artists let people suffer. For once, in 25 years of devotion, to rescue; I was glad that I was too sick, to go and experience the callous suffering, of the Japanese people.

On April 6, 2011 I was interviewed on a radio program, ‘streamed’ on 6 continents and one of the 5 most listened to programs, on the streaming internet. As always I opened my big mouth and I spoke my mind.

Here is Part1 of my interview with Brent Johnson of the Global Freedom Report

Listen to Part 2 of my interview here.

I was scheduled to speak, at an International Conference, in Beijing, from April 17 to 19th, sponsored by the Chinese Red Cross and the International Red Cross. Following that I was to train 400 rescue teams, in China. I had to cancel because of my respiratory problems giving me what I estimated to be less than a 20% chance of surviving the first day. My apologies to Hao Chen and my other ARTI-China team mates.

Nevertheless, Hao Chen and ARTI-China helped the Japanese people. I am very pleased with that.

There are 2 ways I judge a country, in it’s disaster mitigation capacity:

1) What I call the ‘old lady principle’. In other words: “How well do they help the weak and disadvantaged to recover a ‘life’ and how quickly. Do they care about helping the people or are their actions directed towards staying in POWER?
2) How many people will be driven to suicide by their governments actions or lack of action? The more people who are driven to suicide the worse they are.

I expect that the suffering in Japan is exponential and many, many thousands of people will be driven to suicide. At the beginning of the disaster, I told a friend that the Japanese Government would lie and lie and lie..but they will be exposed. I don’t doubt it. I told him that it ‘revolted’ me to hear the CNN reporter describe Japan as ‘one of the best prepared countries, in the world; because they have their annual earthquake drill ( in which they mass the hordes together to ‘duck and cover’ which is the most lethal thing that they could possibly do). I told him that a victim would have a better chance in some impoverished country with no equipment and absolute poverty..if they only had someone or somebody to care.

As I get older, I have less tolerance for bullshit and lieing politicians. May justice be done and let the chips fall where they may.

Here is a link to the world’s most credible Engineering Publication, The Engineering News Record, featuring pictures of Doug Copp searching inside Japanese collapsed buildings.

Some Quotes and links:

Engineering News Record Magazine February 20, 1995

“Copp crawled through 50 buildings during a rescue mission and assessed the work awaiting the Japanese……….”

Click here to see the original document

Foreign & Commonwealth Office(London) February 24, 1995

“At the request of the Prime Minister……”

“As head of the Department responsible for our relations with Japan, I have been asked to reply” ” We on our side were impressed by the professionalism of the American Rescue Team International and the International Rescue Corps of Great Britain”

Graham Fry Head of Far Eastern and Pacific Department (British State Dept. Ministry of External Affairs)
Click here to see the original document.

British Consul General – Osaka , Japan March 15, 1995

………” I very much enjoyed working with you briefly in Kobe. I am so full of admiration for all those in organisations like yours and the IRC who work so incredibly hard and at such great personal risk to help those affected by disasters all over the world.” “Go carefully”

David Cockerham HM Consul-General

Click here to see the original document

City of Kobe – Kobe, Japan May 2, 1995

“The city of Kobe greatly appreciates the services that you provided while working with the Swiss and French Rescue Teams in Kobe.” “Your professional training and experience helped alleviate the pain and suffering of Kobe earthquake victims…………. “The experience you brought with you was a great service to the people of Kobe.”

Kazutoshi Sasayama Mayor of Kobe

Click here to see the original document

Doug crawled for 200 ft thru this area.

Doug crawling thru a collapsed office..deep under the rubble.

Searching another tangled mess, in Japan.

doug copp

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Quake Alarm Wins Life Saving Award

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* quote from Doug Copp, ARTI Rescue Chief.

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Lawsuit against New Zealand Government for wrongful death, in 2011 earthquake

I got a very nasty and uninformed email from someone who hadn’t read the blogs or visited http//www.amerrescue.org to get the facts and determine the truth of what I say. He wrote: “How dare I push my agenda..at a time like this.”

My response: ” My agenda is to save innocent lives. People have died and will continue to die. The same authorities who told their people that ‘duck and cover ‘ was ok …. because buildings don’t collapse, in New Zealand; that the ‘triangle of life’ is inappropriate because buildings don’t collapse….you need only to worry about falling books…are the same people who are evacuating people to ‘safe’ buildings. Let me make this clear: Stay out of any building..for the next month, at least..BECAUSE MORE BUILDINGS WILL COLLAPSE!

An earthquake is not a single seismic event. It is a period of increased seismic activity when thousands of earthquakes usually occur and AN AFTERSHOCK CAN OCCUR WHICH IS LARGER THAN THE INITIAL DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE.

I am frustrated like Hell that these unnecessary deaths continue; however, my number one priority, before God, is to keep my conscience clear that I did everything I could to stop the slaughter.

Now is the perfect time..because people have died and will continue to die until people’s lives become more important than Insurance Company profits.

It is not the earthquake which kills you. Getting crushed under a squashed desk or table kills you.

Misinformation from bureaucrats or phony experts who have never crawled into a collapsed building kills you.

All real and actually experienced rescuers agree: You can survive by fleeing the building if you can get out the ground floor or getting into a survivable void, next to a large, bulky object.”

doug copp

I was able to save this little girl; but 98% of victims die because of 'duck and cover'. Most of the New Zealand deaths could have been easily prevented.


The Prime Minister of New Zealand called me at home, in 2000 and asked me about the ‘triangle of life’. She had heard me talk on Wellington, NZ radio about the unnecessary deaths caused by ‘duck and cover’ and she had read about the ‘triangle of life’ in NZ newspapers.

On November 19, 2001, The New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management wrote to me; requesting me to donate some rescue pictures to use in a General Rescue Training Manual. I sent the pictures to them because they had none of their own. I have a copy of their training manual, using my material.

The New Zealand government has known; since, 2000 that people die unnecessarily; because of, ‘duck and cover’. They continue to put ‘politics’ and ‘profit’ ahead of people’s lives.

After 25 years of trying every way that I can think of to get politicians to put people’s lives ahead of greed and self interest I have concluded that a courtroom with evidence to be presented and 7 years, in prison for lying is the only solution. All the scientific proof was completed 15 years ago, at a cost of $1 million.

It is a tragedy that these poor people have become victims. It is a tragedy that their family is suffering their loss; however, the GREAT, GREAT and TERRIBLE TRAGEDY is why they died. Corporate greed, ignorance and self interest killed them.

Let us not forget that these are the same people who said that the ‘triangle of life’ was not necessary because buildings don’t collapse in New Zealand!..that ‘duck and cover’ was the right thing to do because people ONLY need worry about falling books!

This posting is addressed to five parties:

1) To the families of the New Zealand victims, who needlessly died, a wrongful death because of negligence on the part of the New Zealand Government. Your family member died as a direct result of corporate greed.

2) To New Zealand attorneys who are interested in filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the New Zealand Government. Help us get justice for those who died.

3) To the media throughout New Zealand, to expose this crime against humanity.

4) To other governments, particularly in the USA, who consider it

cheaper and less trouble

for earthquake victims to be immediately killed; rather than, survive and seek compensation for trauma and injuries; thereby, decreasing American Insurance Company Profits and/or increasing the premiums that the US Insurance Companies charge the USA School Boards.

5) To people of ‘heart and soul’ who care about the difference between ‘good and evil’ and are willing to do something about it.

This posting is an appeal for humanity and justice. If you read the postings in this blog, go to the American Rescue Team International main website and/or watch some of the youtube videos at amerrescue and amerrescuegmail you will be completely and conclusively convinced.

In fact, you can watch 4 ‘Public Service’ TV Commercials made by myself and Lisa Haywood, at Stardust Productions, NZ, for NZ TV and/or the 1 hr long, NZ Radio Interview, I did with John Haines that would have prevented these unnecessary deaths.


Follow the many links about the Triangle of life is spreading around the entire world, by clicking here.

Read about the struggle to save lives and understand the complexities of the entire matter by clicking here.

Read one of the newspaper exposes of how, I have been brutally attacked, for saving lives, here.

I am ‘fed-up’ with people being slaughtered, for corporate profit. Emotionally, I want to scream out: “murder”!

The saddest, most frustrating and most horrific, part of my ‘soul’; that deals with the horror, of having witnessed the gruesome deaths, of many thousands of victims; is the knowledge that most of those 650,000 lives ( the number of people who actually died at the disasters that I have worked) could have been easily saved. My “email signature” below says it all:

I am considering that the court may be the only place for big business and their political cronies to be forced to put people’s lives before Corporate Profits.

I want to contact the families of those who were killed and offer to testify, for free, on their behalf.

I have a conclusive amount of proof to win a lawsuit for wrongful death.

Maybe, as a former policeman, I look to the court and perjury laws to expose the hard, cold facts.

Are you interested in helping me? I need a list of the families and a lawyer to file the ‘class action’ lawsuit.

How many people need to die; before, this slaughter is stopped?

The life you save might be your own.

Doug Copp

founder of ARTI ( the world’s most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation/management organization) and the Discoverer of the ‘triangle of life’ to take building collapse survivability from 2% using ‘duck and cover’ to 90% using the ‘triangle of life’
ARTI is All Unpaid Volunteers willing to stand up to and fight USA insurance companies and bureaucrats who consider it cheaper and less trouble if victims die rather than survive with possible trauma and sue ( less profit for insurance companies and higher premiums for bureaucrats)

“Now, that my 911 injuries have made it impossible for me, to crawl into collapsed buildings, I thank God for allowing me to continue saving lives. I am willing to sacrifice my life, my health, my reputation and endure any attack, slander, burden or harm to fulfill this life purpose. PERIOD.”

see http://www.amerrescue.org for hundreds of pages of testimonials, videos, docs. Complete information to survive major disaster, learned from doug’s searching 896 collapsed buildings and witnessing 1+ million collapsed buildings, at more than 100 major disaster events; throughout the entire world…amerrescue@aol.com
http://www.amerrescue.org
or our eye opening blog at
http://www.dougcopp.wordpress.com/

watch youtube videos at amerrescue and amerrescuegmail
1-902-567-1227 home

” There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” Above all …….overcome this.

This email was sent to the editors of the major newspapers, in New Zealand. Their email addresses, are below. Please help us prevent further deaths by contacting these editors and ‘raising hell’, by demanding that they put pressure on the NZ Government to put lives ahead of profit.

Upper North Island

Whangarei – Northern Advocate.
Email: editor@northernadvocate.co.nz

Auckland – New Zealand Herald.
Email: letters@nzherald.co.nz

Hamilton – Waikato Times.
Email: editor@waikatotimes.co.nz

Central North Island

Tauranga – Bay of Plenty Times
Email: editor@bopp.co.nz

Rotorua – Rotorua Daily Post
Email: editor@dailypost.co.nz

Gisborne – Gisborne Herald
Email: editorial@gisborneherald.co.nz

Hawkes Bay – Hawkes Bay Today
Email: editor@hbtoday.co.nz

Wanganui – Wanganui Chronicle
Email: letters@wanganuichronicle.co.nz

New Plymouth – Taranaki Daily News
Email: editor@tnl.co.nz

Lower North Island

Palmerston North – Manawatu Standard
Email: editor@msl.co.nz

Wairarapa – Wairarapa Times Age
Email: editorial@times-age.co.nz

Wellington – Dominion Post
Email: letters@dompost.co.nz

Upper South Island

Marlborough – Marlborough Express
Email: mailbox@marlexpress.co.nz

Nelson – Nelson Mail
Email: editor@nelsonmail.co.nz

Westport – Westport News
Email: editorial@westportnews.co.nz

Greymouth – Greymouth Evening Star
Email: editor@greystar.co.nz

Central and Lower South Island

Christchurch – The Press
Email: letters@press.co.nz

Ashburton – The Ashburton Guardian
Email: enquiries@theguardian.co.nz

Timaru – Timaru Herald
Email: editor@timaruherald.co.nz

Oamaru – Oamaru Mail
Email: news@oamarumail.co.nz

Dunedin – Otago Daily Times
Email: odt.editorial@alliedpress.co.nz

Invercargill – Southland Times
Email: letters@stl.co.nz

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Effective Earthquake Prediction

Below is an email that I received / with my response. It will surprise some who are more naive and less aware of seismological politics.



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From: csmucsi@gmail.com
To: Pauelcopp@aol.com, csmucsi@gmail.com
Sent: 15/02/2011 10:03:46 P.M. Atlantic Standard Time
Subj: Forecasting earthquakes 1-4 days before onset

Dear Mr. Copp

Browsing the Internet I recently found an scientific article describing the relation between sysmic activities and low frequency electromagnetic waves. It made me very sad and upset with my academic coleagues because it seems scientists are just sat on their chairs typing and publishing scientific papers with no intention or vision for usefull aplications.

The paper can be found at, and a copy is attached to that message:

Earth Planets Space, 53, 55–62, 2001

Italians worked on it, with the title:

“SEISMIC ELECTROMAGNETIC PRECURSOR FESN NETWORK”

The following paper models the issue, in the scientific magazine:

J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 36 (2003) 1620–1628h

Other papers like the one entitled below also deal with the issue:

“ELECTROMAGNETIC EMISSION CAUSED BY FRACTURING OF PIEZOELECTRIC IN ROCK”
Sysmology is not my area of work bus as long as I can see it is not only a research area but a toll to develop a net of stations to forecast, yes, forecast earthquakes with one to four days in advance! Why it is not ventilated to the public and an action is started in order to avoid lots of victims of earthquakes destruction?

I hope the information coud be usefull for you (ARTI) and to save lifes around the world. It seems that politicians are not responsible for keeping this information from the general public and that the scientific community is at least naive.
I also have to apologise for may absence and not attend to your course-trainning, but my professional and familiar activities are takeing a lot of time. By the way I´m studying all I can about climbing-caving rescue techniques and emergency medicine, but getting volunteers is not an easy task, as you know…

I hope and pray for your health, wishing you are going better and better. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

Our best wishes

Cristiano Mucsi
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My Response follows

“Dear Cristiano:

You may be familiar with the information contained, in my signature, below…that the Insurance Companies have told the school boards who are their ‘insured’ that they will charge an increased premium or will no longer insure the school boards, if they change the policy from ‘duck and cover’ to the ‘ triangle of life’.They are concerned that shareholder profit will be negatively impacted by school children surviving and seeking compensation.

Regarding the information, that you sent me: I am sad to tell you that our world is so f—ked up that I knew this information 20 years ago. Matt Wyatt, the safety and security officer for Apple Computer was supporting a scientist who was conducting these studies with positive success. He had an 85% success rate. I notice the documents that you sent are dated 11 years ago.

Seismologist Association ‘crushed’ him like a goliath jumping on a grape. I wouldn’t be surprised if they went so far as to kill him. It wouldn’t be the first time such action was taken and it certainly won’t be the last. It is just another example of how vested financial and powerful interests crush everything which they see as a possible threat.

Perhaps, this scientific discovery will eventually overcome all the obstacles and become practically useful for saving lives..in a hundred years but it will be a rare exemption if it is allowed to flourish prior to that.

Seismologist’s have a heavy burden on their souls. They study movements of the earth and layers of soil and yet they claim ( without any study, knowledge and/or experience) to be experts in earthquake survival. I have a very low regard for people who endanger people’s lives for their own personal and selfish gain. It is a shame but it is the reality we live in.

Doug Copp

founder of ARTI ( the world’s most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation/management organization) and the Discoverer of the ‘triangle of life’ to take building collapse survivability from 2% using ‘duck and cover’ to 90% using the ‘triangle of life’
See http://www.amerrescue.org for hundreds of pages of testimonials, videos, docs. Complete information to survive major disaster, learned from doug’s searching 896 collapsed buildings and witnessing 1+ million collapsed buildings, at more than 100 major disaster events; throughout the entire world..
email: amerrescue@aol.com ARTI website: http://www.amerrescue.org
see my eye opening blog at
http://www.dougcopp.wordpress.com/
watch youtube videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/amerrescue (31)
and http://www.youtube.com/user/amerrescuegmail (9)
or http://www.amerrescue.org (40)

1-902-567-1227 home
Home Address: 563 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, B1P-1E6

In a message dated 2/16/2011 8:23:15 A.M. Atlantic Standard Time, Pauelcopp@aol.com writes:

Here is the text of the document which was sent to me.

“Earth Planets Space, 53, 55–62, 2001

An attempt to delineate very low frequency electromagnetic signals associated
with earthquakes

*Toshi Asada1, Hisatoshi Baba1, Mamoru Kawazoe2, and Masahisa Sugiura3

1Research Institute of Science and Technology, Tokai University, 1117 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1292, Japan
2School of Engineering II, Tokai University, 2-28 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0063, Japan
3Research Institute of Science and Technology, Tokai University, 2-28 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0063, Japan

(Received April 13, 2000; Revised August 29, 2000; Accepted September 29, 2000)

We report on our observation of pulse-like electromagnetic signals in the frequency range 1~10 kHz that we
associate with earthquakes. The severest difficulty in separating earthquake-associated VLF signals from those
originating in lightning discharges stems from the circumstance that the latter signals are overwhelming in number
compared with the former. While claims have often been made of observation of electromagnetic signals in
association with earthquakes, most of the claims, excepting a few, heavily rely on temporal correlation. By means
of simple instrumentation and data processing software, our method by and large enables us to isolate VLF signals
whose direction of arrival is well focussed at the epicenter direction. In this preliminary report we present several
examples that positively demonstrate the existence of a class of VLF signals having a peak frequency of occurrence
1~4 days prior to earthquakes of Magnitude 4~6. With an accumulation of experience the technique described in
this paper would seem to offer a promising approach towards earthquake prediction.

1. Introduction
Observations of electromagnetic signals have often been
linked to earthquakes (e.g., Yoshino et al. (1985), Fujinawa
and Takahashi (1990), and earlier references quoted in the
monographs edited by Hayakawa and Fujinawa (1994) and
Hayakawa (1999)). However, the purported linkages are,
in the majority of cases, through temporal relationships between
the observed electromagnetic signals and the occurrence
of earthquakes. Other studies that incorporate detection
of the direction of signal arrival, while constituting a substantial
improvement, need more cases of observation before
becoming operational (e.g., Yoshino et al., 1985).

There have been two cases of fortuitous detection of decametric
electromagnetic radiation that is considered to be
causally related each to a major earthquake. These observations
were conducted with interferometers intended for radio
astronomical purposes and not for seismological study; relevant
papers, Warwick et al. (1982) and Maeda and Tokimasa
(1996) are discussed in an appropriate context in Section 4.

The study we have conducted is sufficiently different in design
from other similar observations. In this paper we give a
preliminary report on the results of our effort to delineate a
class of electromagnetic emissions of earthquake origin from
those of other sources. Electromagnetic signals investigated
in this study are in the very low frequency (VLF) range, in
the vicinity of 1 to 10 kHz. Most of the electromagnetic
signals of natural origin observed in this frequency range

are atmospherics (or sferics in short), that is, signals mainly
from lightning discharges. Despite this unfavorable circumstance
the art achieved by this study enables us to separate
those minority signals originating in earthquakes from the
overwhelmingly numerous incidences of sferics. A guiding
concept underlying our technique is that signals observed
at a location in association with an earthquake must come
predominantly from a distinct direction, namely, that of the
epicenter, while the signal sources of sferics are dispersed in
azimuth when viewed from a single site.

2. Instrumentation
Our instrumentation for the detection of pulse-like magnetic
field consists of
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two identical ferrite bar-coil aerials and
channel pre-amplifiers. The two aerials are set parallel to two
horizontal reference axes that are orthogonal to each other.
Figure 1 depicts the antenna system installed on the roof of
one of the buildings on the Tokai University Shonan Campus.
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The two aerials are oriented towards the north-south and
east-west directions. The antenna gain is of dumbbell shape
so that the direction of arrival of a signal can be determined
from the two orthogonal components of the incident signal by
elemental geometry, if it is assumed that the incident signal
is plane-polarized in the plane orthogonal to the direction of
propagation. In addition, our recording system is such that
the waveform can readily be examined by plotting the digital
data.

At present, observations are being made continuously at
*In alphabetical order. three sites, Shonan Campus (SHN), Shimizu (SMZ), and
Kumamoto (KMM); locations of these sites are indicated

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 The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences
(SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; with dark dots on the map shown in Fig. 2. In this paper
The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences.
we give results obtained at these stations for the following

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Fig. 1. Illustrating the antenna system on the roof of one of the buildings on Shonan Campus. Each antenna unit consists of a ferrite-coil antenna and a
pre-amplifier. The two axes are oriented in the north-south and east-west directions.

Fig. 2. Locations of the three stations, Shonan Campus (SHN), Shimizu
(SMZ), and Kumamoto (KMM).

periods. For Shonan Campus: September 1996 to present
and for Shimizu and Kumamoto: March 1997 to present.

Our algorism selects only those signals in which the two orthogonal
components vary proportionately. This amounts to
selecting incident pulses that are plane-polarized in the plane
normal to some direction. This latter direction is designated
as the direction of incidence.
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We do not ask the question of
why the earthquake-related electromagnetic pulses are plane-
polarized. Rather, we adopt this polarization characteristic
as a working hypothesis, and if the directions of incidence of
the signals selected are well focussed in the direction of the
epicenter, then we deduce that our selection rule is viable.

analysis presented in this paper the unit time is taken to be
one day (i.e., 24 hours). This time interval can be of any
length, and may be appropriately sampled if so desired, so
long as the obtained results are statistically meaningful to
achieve the intended objective.

The azimuth of signal calculated as described above has
a 180. ambiguity, that is, the system does not distinguish
the direction of arrival, say, . from . ± 180. . This ambiguity,
however, presents no difficulty in the context of the
discussions given in this paper, where the observed results
on electromagnetic signals are compared with a set of seismic
data already in existence. In any case, when observations are
made at two or more sites, the ambiguity in the direction of
signal arrival can be eliminated by means of triangulation.

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It is remarked here that we make no claim that signals
recorded are the only electromagnetic signals emitted by
earthquakes. Setting criteria for the selection of signals is
a difficult task, but in this study we have adopted a pragmatic
approach with an underlying concept that any set of criteria
that leads us to a useful result is a satisfactory set. Finding
an optimum set of criteria is obviously an important task left
for future study.

3. Observation
The primary purpose of this report is to demonstrate that
our system of observation is capable of distinguishing electromagnetic
signals originating in earthquakes from those
coming from other sources. With this objective in mind we
present four representative cases that typify our observation.

The software counts the cumulative number of events oc-In presenting the occurrence frequency distribution of sigcurring
in a unit time interval, and records for each event nal arrivals two different methods can be used. In one, plane
the azimuth of the direction of signal arrival. Thus the cu-Cartesian coordinates are used, in which the azimuth of the
mulative number is given as a function of azimuth. For the direction of signal arrival is represented by abscissa (along

T. ASADA et al.: EARTHQUAKE-ASSOCIATED VLF EMISSIONS
Fig. 3. The number of occurrences of VLF signals for each hour of October
1 through 31, 1996, integrated over all azimuth.

the horizontal x-axis) covering 180. and the number of occurrences
by ordinate (along the vertical y-axis). In another,
polar coordinates are used, with the radial distance from the
origin giving the number of occurrences, and with the polar
angle indicating the azimuth of the signal arrival direction
(the north and east directions being along the positive y-and
x-axis, respectively, of a Cartesian coordinate system). In
this report the polar coordinate representation is mainly used
to assist the visual perception of the signal arrival direction.

3.1 Case I: October 5, 1996 earthquake
The frequency of occurrence of VLF signals observed at
Shonan Campus during the entire month of October 1996 is
shown in Fig. 3 without regard to the direction of signal arrival.
In the figure the vertical dotted lines correspond to the
beginning of each day, i.e., 0 hour of the day indicated. In
this paper, local time (JST) is used throughout. Upon inspection
of Fig. 3 one immediately observes high VLF activity
on the 3rd and 5th days of October. However, that most of
the signals conspicuous in Fig. 3 for these two days are from
sferics will become clear when we come to Fig. 4. Figure 3
shows the well-known feature in the diurnal variation of the
occurrence frequency of VLF emissions from lightning discharges,
namely a maximum near midnight. Remembering
this feature has been found to be helpful in interpreting observation.

In Fig. 4, we present in the polar coordinate format the
distribution of the frequency of occurrence of signal arrivals
in the 24-hour period of each of the six days of October 1
through 6, 1996 obtained at Shonan Campus. There was an
earthquake of Magnitude (M) = 4.4 in Shizuoka Prefecture
(at latitude 35.05.N and longitude 138.03.E, at the depth of
26 km) on October 5. On each of the six panels in Fig. 4,
we have indicated the epicenter direction by a dotted line
with an arrow at the tip. Special attention is called to the
presence of a group of VLF emissions that is sharply bunched
together around the epicenter direction. Such a group of
emissions is most pronounced on October 3, panel (c), and
is clearly identifiable on October 4, (d), though smaller in
number than on October 3. The presence of the same group
of emissions is seen on Oct. 2, (b), and Oct. 5, (e), still
with notable clarity. We consider these persistent emissions

arriving from the epicenter direction as being VLF emissions
causally related to the earthquake of October 5.

The location of the epicenter of the October 5 earthquake
is indicated by a black square in Fig. 5 (for Oct. 3). The
distribution of signal arrival direction for October 3 is shown
in Fig. 5, which is identical with panel (c) of Fig. 4 excepting
that the polar graph is placed on a map with its origin
coincident with the location of the observation site to see the
situation in proper perspective. This figure shows the existence
of a group of signals coming from the direction of the
epicenter that are clearly separated from signals from other
sources. These other sources presumably include lightning
that took place in the general direction of northwest as reported
by the Lightning Information Company of Franklin
Japan. The locations of these lightning discharges are shown
by dark dots scattered over the Sea of Japan roughly between
the direction of Sado and the Noto Peninsula.

In Fig. 4, we see that after the peak on October 3 the
VLF signals coming from the epicenter direction became
gradually less pronounced toward the day of the earthquake,
i.e., October 5. There is indication of the presence of a
period of gradual build-up preceding the peak activity on
October 3 and of a period of gradual decay after the peak. In
summary, with the earthquake of October 5 there was a peak
VLF activity two days prior to the day of the earthquake.

3.2 Case II: March 26, 1997 earthquake
At 17:31 JST on March 26, 1997 there was an earthquake
of Magnitude 6.3 with the epicenter location at latitude
31.98.N and longitude 130.37.E and at a depth of 8.0 km.
In conjunction with this earthquake the Kumamoto station
observed a large number of occurrences of VLF emission.
Among them there was a group of emissions persistently
coming from the epicenter direction. This VLF activity began
on March 22 and appears to have lasted till March 26.
The earthquake of March 26 differs from other cases dealt
with in this paper in that it was accompanied by several aftershocks.
Specifics (i.e., time of occurrence, magnitude M,
and depth d) of the largest three of the aftershocks are as follows:
17:39 JST, M = 4.7, d = 8.0 km; 18:05 JST, M = 4.5,
d = 10.0 km; 22:44 JST, M = 11.0 km. The locations of
the epicenters of these aftershocks are only slightly shifted
from that of the main shock.

At this stage of our investigation we do not know whether
or not the aftershocks contributed any VLF emissions in addition
to those from the main shock. Hence here we proceed
regarding all the VLF emissions as coming from the epicenter
of the main shock. If the aftershocks contributed any, the
effects may well be taken care of by assuming an expanded
source area. In terms of our present procedure this amounts
to relaxing the directional requirement for a VLF emission to
be considered as originating from the epicenter. In any case,
it appears that ignoring the aftershocks would not present any
fundamental difficulty in this discussion.

There is another caveat with Case II that cannot be ignored.
That is, there was a continuing thunderstorm activity
concurrent with the VLF emissions presumed to come from
the earthquake. We cope with this problem by a contention
that the incidence of the earthquake-related VLF emission is
well focussed in the epicenter direction, while the lightning
sources are more spread out rather than being focussed in a

T. ASADA et al.: EARTHQUAKE-ASSOCIATED VLF EMISSIONS
Fig. 4. The distribution of VLF signal arrival direction in 24 hours on each of six days, October 1 through 6, 1996 at Shonan Campus (Case I, an earthquake
of M = 4.4 on Oct. 5). The radial distance represents the total number of occurrences. The epicenter direction is indicated by a dotted line with an arrow
at the tip.

Fig. 5. Observation of VLF signals at Shonan Campus on October 3, 1996
(Case I, an earthquake of M = 4.4 on Oct. 5). The epicenter is indicated
with the black square. The dots over the Sea of Japan show locations of
lightning discharges (see the text).

single direction, and often shift in azimuth with time.

Panels (a), (b), …, (h) in Fig. 6 show in polar coordinate
representation the distribution of the source directions of
VLF radiation on March 20 through 27, 1997. The direction
towards the epicenter is indicated on each panel by a dotted
line marked with an arrow. We summarize our diagnosis of
these figures: (i) No notable emissions from the epicenter
area on Mar. 20. (ii) Little emission from the epicenter area,
if any, is seen on Mar. 21. (iii) There is a group of emissions,
large in number, bunched together towards the epicenter area
on Mar. 22. (iv) The emission distribution is dominated by
VLF emissions from a large number of sferics on Mar. 23.
Much less frequent earthquake-related emissions exist in the

shadow of sferics. (v) Occurrences of earthquake-related
emission are numerous, and there are a relatively small number
of sferics signals on Mar. 24. (vi) On Mar. 25 there is
a group of emissions that can be considered to be from the
earthquake. (vii) A small bunch of emissions is directed towards
the epicenter on Mar. 26, but this may, or may not,
have come from the earthquake. (viii) On Mar. 27, probably
there were no earthquake-related emissions.

The distribution of the emission direction shown in panel

(e) of Fig. 6, for March 24, is reproduced in geographical
perspective in Fig. 7. Although not shown, there was no
trace of emissions from the epicenter direction on March
28. Thus we conclude that for Case II, earthquake-related
emissions were observed on March 22 through 26 with high
emission rates on March 22 and 24, 4 and 2 days before the
earthquake, respectively.
3.3 Case III: March 9, 1999 earthquake
The third case concerns the M = 4.5 earthquake of March
9, 1999, which occurred at 12:53 JST near the Kumamoto
station at a depth of 10 km. The epicenter of this earthquake
was at 32.95.N, 131.02.E. For this case, sferics activity during
the period of several days in the vicinity of March 9 was
substantially lower than the comparable periods in the three
other cases discussed in this paper. Panels (a), (b), …, (f) in
Fig. 8 show the results for March 5, 6, …, 10, respectively.
The direction towards the epicenter is indicated in each panel
by a dotted line marked with an arrow. The following is a
synopsis of our diagnosis of these diagrams: (i) There is an
indication of earthquake-associated VLF emission on Mar. 5
(a). Though not shown, there are no VLF emissions from the
direction of the epicenter on Mar. 4. (ii) Earthquake-related
emissions fully developed on Mar. 6 (b) and maintained the
level of activity on Mar. 7 (c). The results for Mar. 6 are reproduced
in Fig. 9, showing the locations of the station and

T. ASADA et al.: EARTHQUAKE-ASSOCIATED VLF EMISSIONS
Fig. 6. The distribution of VLF signal arrival direction in 24 hours on each of the eight days, March 20 through 27, 1997, at Kumamoto (Case II, an
earthquake of M = 6.3 on Mar. 26). The epicenter direction is shown by a dotted line with an arrow at the tip.

Fig. 7. Observation of VLF signals at Kumamoto on March 24, 1997 (Case
II, an earthquake of M = 6.3 on Mar. 26). The epicenter is shown with
a black square.

the epicenter on a map. (iii) The number of occurrences of
these emissions diminished towards Mar. 8 (d). (iv) On the
day of the earthquake, Mar. 9, (e), the activity is still visible.

(v) On Mar. 10 (f) there is little that suggests the presence of
VLF activity related to the earthquake of the preceding day.
Thus in the case of March 9, 1999 earthquake, the peak VLF
emission occurred three days before it.
3.4 Case IV: May 22, 1999 earthquake
Results on the earthquake of May 22, 09:48 JST, 1999,
M = 4.1, d = 23 km, epicenter at 35.45.N, 139.E are

presented in Fig. 10. The epicenter was close to Shonan
Campus. Figure 10 shows observations at both the Shonan
Campus and Shimizu stations. At Shonan Campus the VLF
emission activity peaked on May 18, four days prior to the
earthquake. The results shown in Fig. 10 are for May 18.
The figure indicates that VLF emissions from the epicenter
area were detected at both stations. The position of the VLF
signal source area as determined by triangulation using the
observations at the two stations is in gross agreement with
the location of the epicenter. However, in part for the reasons
discussed below, this should be considered to be a tentative
deduction.

The features of VLF activity as observed at the two stations
are shown differently in Fig. 11, in which the occurrence
frequency of VLF signals received is plotted in the Cartesian
coordinate representation with azimuth angles as abscisae.
Results from Shonan Campus are shown on the right and
those from Shimizu on the left side. The direction of the
epicenter of the May 22 earthquake is indicated with an arrow.
The azimuth angle is reckoned clockwise from the north;
however, the ambiguity of ±180. in the azimuth angle should
be kept in mind.

At Shonan Campus an activity peak sharply focussed at
the direction of epicenter is clearly seen. This activity is a
maximum on May 18, for which Fig. 10 is shown. A broader
activity at Shonan Campus near 210.~250. (or 30.~70.)is
considered to represent sferics activity. At Shimizu the VLF
emission activity from the direction of the epicenter area
and sferics activity are superimposed on each other, making
it difficult to differentiate between the emissions from the
two different sources. However, on May 18, the earthquake

T. ASADA et al.: EARTHQUAKE-ASSOCIATED VLF EMISSIONS
Fig. 8. The distribution of VLF signal arrival direction on each of six days, March 5 through 10, 1999 (Case III, an earthquake of M = 4.5 on Mar. 9). The
epicenter direction is shown by a dotted line with an arrow at the tip.

Fig. 9. Observation of VLF signals at Kumamoto on March 6, 1999 (Case

III, an earthquake of M = 4.5 on Mar. 9). The epicenter is indicated with

a black square.

related activity and sferics activity appear to be resolvable.

It is remarked here that at this stage of our investigation
the accuracy with which the signal arrival direction can be
determined is not precisely known. It is uncertain whether
or not the slight difference between the azimuth angle of the
peak VLF activity and the direction of the epicenter seen for
Shimizu in Fig. 10 is real. Also we will have to keep in mind
that the Shimizu station is close to the shore of the Sagami
Bay so that coastal effects on the propagation of electromagnetic
signals may not be negligible. Clarification of these
details will have to await an accumulation of experience.

4. Discussion
We have presented four examples of observation of VLF

Fig. 10. Observation of VLF Signals at Shonan Campus and Shimizu
(Shonan Campus being more to the east of Shimizu) on May 18, 1999
(Case IV, an earthquake of M = 4.1 on May 22). The epicenter is
indicated with the black square.

activity that we consider as being related to earthquakes. The
association of the VLF emissions with the occurrence of an
earthquake is inferred from (a) temporal correlation and (b)
agreement between the direction of VLF signal arrival and
that of the epicenter. With the VLF signals that are subjected
to our investigation, the occurrence frequency of the
earthquake-related signals is found to be a maximum not on
the day of the earthquake but a few days prior to it. With the
four examples shown above, the maximum VLF activity was
found 1 to 4 days before the day of the earthquake. Whether
or not this time difference is related to the magnitude, depth,
or any other parameter of the earthquake cannot be ascertained
from the small sample we have at hand. Nor is it our

T. ASADA et al.: EARTHQUAKE-ASSOCIATED VLF EMISSIONS
Fig. 11. The number of occurrence of VLF signals plotted against azimuth angle, for Shimizu (on the left) and Shonan Campus (on the right) both for May
16 through 22, 1999 (Case IV, an earthquake of M = 4.1 on May 22).

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intention to discuss such details in this report. However, the
fact that the time of the maximum VLF emission does not
coincide with that of the main shock of the earthquake must
be considered to constitute an important element in the VLF
emission mechanism.

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Warwick et al. (1982) published a valuable paper on an unusual
radio emission at 18 MHz observed on May 16, 1960,
which was initially reported by Warwick (1963) in a context
not related to seismological study. Upon re-examination
of this radio event some twenty years later Warwick et al.
(1982) concluded that there is enough reason for believing
that the radio emission observed by Warwick in 1960 was related
to the great Chilean earthquake of May 22, 196
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0. The
radio event was observed by a network of radio receivers
for cosmic radio noise at 18 MHz that was intended to detect
solar activity through the sudden decrease of 18 MHz
noise that extreme ultraviolet and X ray flare emissions induce
in the earth’s lower ionosphere. To support their contention
Warwick et al. presented the results of a laboratory
experiment that shows that electromagnetic emissions are
produced when microfractures occur in Westerly granite.
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similar laboratory study had been made by Nitsan (1977), in
which he fractured quartz-bearing rocks and simultaneously
recorded electromagnetic fields. Warwick et al. (1982) discussed
in detail how their laboratory experiment relates to
the radio emission observed in conjunction with the Chilean
earthquake.

Since the frequencies of electromagnetic field variations
are different between our observation and those made by
Warwick et al., their analyses are not directly applicable to the
phenomenon we are dealing with in this report. Nevertheless
there is a considerable parallelism between the two different
observations. There have been laboratory experiments in
which electromagnetic signals from fractured rocks are in
frequency ranges closer to the VLF range than the emissions
dealt with in the laboratory experiments of Nitsan (1977)
and Warwick et al. (1982). However, there is no physical
ground to believe that such experiments are more relevant
to our observation than the experiment quoted here. In any
case, discussion of the emission mechanism for the VLF
signals we observe in conjunction with earthquakes is outside
the scope of this preliminary report, and will be deferred to
future publication.
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Here we only hypothesize that the VLF
emissions we have observed in relation to earthquakes are
radiated by changes in polarization in the crystal structures of
rocks caused by stress-induced fractures or similar processes
that lead to the occurrence of earthquakes.

Lastly we add a remark on the range of the distance between
the epicenter and the observation site for which our
method is valid. This range cannot be precisely determined
from the results thus far obtained. Obviously, at locations
nearly directly above the source point of a VLF signal the
horizontal direction of arrival of the signal cannot be unambiguously
determined. Also, there must be an upper limit in

the distance between the epicenter and the observing site beyond
which the present technique becomes ineffective. Such
an upper limit may vary from one region to another, and there
may even be anisotropy in propagation in some areas. At this
stage we have no other choice than taking up only those cases
for which our technique is viable.

5. Conclusions
A technique has been developed to delineate VLF signals
associated with earthquakes. The basic elements of our
method include (i) selection of pulse-like VLF signals, (ii)
temporal correlation with earthquakes, and (iii) selection of
signals based on coincidence of the direction of signal arrival
with that of the epicenter. (Details of selection (i) are given
in Section 2.)

We have presented four examples of observation that, in
our opinion, demonstrate a feasibility of delineating VLF
emissions coming from the epicenter area 1~4 days preceding
the earthquake which the VLF events are associated with.

With more experience and further refinements in the technique
we hope to be able to open an approach towards earthquake
prediction.

Acknowledgments. We acknowledge that the writing of this paper
at this stage of our investigation was largely due to the urging of

M. Otake and K. Tsumura. We wish to thank them for their encouragement.
Thanks are also due to T. Nagao for his assistance
in conducting this research. We are pleased to acknowledge valuable
discussions with S. Ono concerning the polarization in crystals.
We acknowledge that comments by Y. Tanaka and another referee
were helpful in improving the manner of presentation of the results.
This paper is in part a dissertation of M. Kawazoe for the degree of
Doctor of Science at the Tokai University.
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T. Asada, H. Baba (e-mail: hbaba@keyaki.cc.u-tokai.ac.jp), M.
Kawazoe, and M. Sugiura (e-mail: sugiura@jspan.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp)”

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Understanding Earthquakes from a Peruvian Perspective

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Every public building in Peru has an 'S' Sign which designates a safe place, to be, in an earthquake. These areas were created based upon Doug Copp's teaching. Duck and cover lingers with a few intransigent bureaucrats; however, it has generally been replaced.


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Earthquakes are among the most powerful and terrifying events on earth. Unfortunately for thousands of years they
have been a common occurrence in Peru and the area of Lima. We never know when and where to expect the next
earthquake, so be prepared and aware on what to do.
Why earthquakes occur in Peru?
Scientists have developed a theory, called plate tectonics, that explains why most earthquakes occur. According to
this theory, Earth’s outer shell consists of about 10 large, rigid plates and about 20 smaller ones. Each plate has a
section of Earth’s crust and a portion of thick layer of hot rock below the crust. The plates move slowly and
continuously. They collide, move apart or slide past one another. These movements finally can cause earthquakes.
Peru is situated along the boundary of two tectonic plates: the Nazca Plate and the South American Plate. The
interface between these two plates is located near the Peruvian coast. At a rate of approx. 60 mm per year the South
American Plate is moving towards the Pacific Ocean over the Nazca Plate. That may not sound a lot but it is enough to
put huge strain on the Earth’s crust. The pressures are periodically released through earthquakes.
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The subduction of the Nazca Plate caused millions of years ago the rise of the Andes Mountains, the creation of the
PeruChile
Trench and the volcanism in the Peruvian highlands. Until today this process continues and causes a
number of geodynamic processes. The consequent results of a heavy earthquake striking the area are destruction,
panic, fear, innocent casualties, poverty, hunger and diseases.
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What happens during an earthquake?
No earthquake is like another. An earthquake can be shallow, intermediate or deep; according to its and your
location. Anyhow most earthquakes in Peru are prefaced by a strange and unfamiliar noise that gets under your skin.
Before you realize what ’s going on you feel the ground shaking. Depending on different factors the shocks can be felt
like a swinging movement or more like fierce and rapid strokes. The ground shaking can last a few seconds up to
various minutes. Out of personal experience any second during such an event passes by like in slow motion and you
thinks it´s never going to end.
When you are inside a building you will feel the swaying from one side to another, the up and down bouncing, the
wild vibration and the violent moving. All objects not fixed proper will do the same and follow every movement.
During earthquakes many people are injured by getting hit from loose household items. In a really heavy earthquake
buildings may contract or expand, be shaken apart, collapse or even slide of their foundation when they are too weak
or rigid to resist the strong forces. If you realize this type of structural distress it will be wise to leave for a safer place
outside before you experience the house coming down on you.
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Well now comes the bad one: In a city like Lima being outside during an earthquake can be quite dangerous, too.
Take care of all kind of falling objects, like bricks, glass, whole walls, street and traffic lights, signs, telephone posts,
and so on. Beware of ruptured power lines, gas leaks and spilled fuels. A lot of households in Lima cook with gas
(either natural gas lines connected to the house or domestic gas cylinders). The risks of erupting fires and explosions
way after an earthquake are high. Better look out where to smoke your relaxing cigarette…
If you are enjoying a day at the beach when an earthquake strikes, better rush to higher grounds. An earthquake on
the ocean floor can create a tremendous push to surrounding seawater and create destructive waves called tsunamis
(also known as seismic sea waves). Tsunamis may build up to heights of more than 30 meters when they reach
shallow water near the shore line. They can travel great distances in no time while diminishing little in size and can
flood coastal areas in seconds without warning. In 1746 shortly after a heavy earthquake hit Lima, a devastating
tsunami rolled over the port of Callao and completely destroyed what was left from the city. Thousands died. Even
after the strong earthquake in 2007 south of Lima, parts of the Costa Verde were badly flooded.
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What to do during an earthquake
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If you are enjoying a day at the beach when an earthquake strikes, better rush to higher grounds. An earthquake on
the ocean floor can create a tremendous push to surrounding seawater and create destructive waves called tsunamis
(also known as seismic sea waves). Tsunamis may build up to heights of more than 30 meters when they reach
shallow water near the shore line. They can travel great distances in no time while diminishing little in size and can
flood coastal areas in seconds without warning. In 1746 shortly after a heavy earthquake hit Lima, a devastating
tsunami rolled over the port of Callao and completely destroyed what was left from the city. Thousands died. Even
after the strong earthquake in 2007 south of Lima, parts of the Costa Verde were badly flooded.
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What to do during an earthquake
An earthquake can never be predicted. There are no fixed pattern and no logic in where it hits and when. Because
Peru lies in a seismic zone, you should at least know what to do when an earthquake strikes. Unfortunately there isn ’t
any perfect guideline telling us, do this and that, and everything will be fine.
Today we have two quite different approaches on how to behave during an earthquake when being inside a building.
The American Red Cross and the Peruvian National Institute of Seismology recommend “Drop, Cover and Hold on ”
while one of the most experienced rescue teams and disaster management organizations, the American Rescue Team
International, recommends “The Triangle of Life ”. Either have their pros and cons.
Our recommendation: Read the following chapters and learn more about both methods. Use this knowledge
accordingly to the situation and then decide for yourself what is right and logical.
1. General recommendations:
• Stay calm, don ’t panic! You need a clear mind to react proper.
• Don’t scream or shout hysterically (Everybody else will do that for you …)!
• Don’t run! Walk!
• Don’t use elevators!
• Avoid using the stairs! They might move different as the rest of the building and cause you to fall.
• If you are in a crowded place far from an exit, look for a safe place away from the crowd! Being in the middle of
a bunch of panicking people trying to get out of one door might harm you more than staying at a safe corner.
2a. What to do if you are indoors ( “Drop, Cover and Hold on ”Method)
These are the recommendations of the American Red Cross and the Peruvian Institute of Seismology on how to
behave during an earthquake if you are inside a building.
• Drop to the ground; take cover by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture and hold on until the
shaking stops.
• Move only a few steps to a nearby safe place.
• Stay indoors until the shaking stops and you are sure it’s safe to exit.
• Stay away from windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall on you.
• In highrise
buildings, expect the fire alarms and sprinklers to go off during a quake.
• If you are in bed, stay there. Hold on and protect your head with a pillow.
• Don’t use the elevators.
2b. What to do if you are indoors ( “The Triangle of Life ” – Method)
Contrary to the above mentioned standard practices, Doug Copp, director and rescue chief of American Rescue Team
International, recommends a controversial, but in our opinion fairly logic method of keeping safe during an
earthquake while being inside a building. Doug Copp has worked in earthquake rescue operations around the world.
He saw over and over again that survivors of heavy earthquakes were always found in some sort of hollow space next
to large or bulky objects like cars, furniture, fridges, etc. Therefore his mission is to protect us from the standard
recommendation “duck and cover ”. He says: “It is not the earthquake which kills you. Getting under a squashed desk
or table kills you. You can survive by fleeing the building if you can get out the ground floor or getting into a
survivable void, next to a large, bulky object ”. These even internationally more and more accepted recommendations
are worth a closer look and may save your life!
Even the American Red Cross backed off a little from their standard recommendation: “We contend that “Drop,
Cover, and Hold On” indeed saved lives, not killed people. Because the research continues to demonstrate that, in the
U.S., “Drop, Cover, and Hold On!” works, the American Red Cross remains behind that recommendation. It is the
simplest, reliable, and easiest method to teach people, including children. What we are saying is that “Drop, Cover,
and Hold On!” is not wrong in
the United States. The American Red Cross, being a U.S. based organization, does not
extend its recommendations to apply in other countries. What works here may not work elsewhere, so there is no
dispute that the “void identification method” or the “Triangle of Life” may indeed be the best thing to teach in other
countries where the risk of building collapse, even in moderate earthquakes, is great. ”
Well and that is the point, we’re not in the U.S. and the standards here in Peru are quite different…
So please read following methods of the Triangle of Life and the make up your mind:
• Flee the building if you can get out quickly and safely.
• If not: drop to the ground, get in a fetal position and lie next to (not underneath) some sort of bulky object like
a desk, sofa, fridge or even an elevator shaft (elevator shafts are considered to be one of the strongest structures
in a high rise building).
• If you are in a parking garage, get out of the car and lie next to it in a fetal position.
• If you are in bed, roll onto the floor and lie next to the bed in a fetal position.
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3. What to do if you are outside:

• Flee the building if you can get out quickly and safely.
• If not: drop to the ground, get in a fetal position and lie next to (not underneath) some sort of bulky object like
a desk, sofa, fridge or even an elevator shaft (elevator shafts are considered to be one of the strongest structures
in a high rise building).
• If you are in a parking garage, get out of the car and lie next to it in a fetal position.
• If you are in bed, roll onto the floor and lie next to the bed in a fetal position.
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3. What to do if you are outside:
• Stay outside! Don’t run back into buildings!
• Move away from buildings, street lights, signs, walls!
• Take care of all kind of falling objects!
• Get away from ruptured power lines!
• Walk calmly to the next safety area! You will find nearly everywhere either a sign with a big “S” or a yellow circle
on the street with the capital letter “S”. These areas are supposed to be safe.
• In case you are directly at the beach, seek for higher grounds. A tsunami can flood coastal areas in seconds without
warning.
4. What to do if you are in a moving vehicle:
• Stop as quickly as possible and stay in the car.
• Don’t stop near or under buildings, big trees, wires, on or under bridges, in tunnels…
• Once the earthquake has stopped, proceed cautiously. Watch out for debris, damaged roads and bridges.
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What to do after an earthquake
• First of all calm down!
• Then check yourself for injuries.
• If you are unhurt, look around and help others.
• Be prepared that telecommunication services won’t work.
• Ambulances and the fire brigade might not reach you due to damaged infrastructure or missing resources.
• Expect aftershocks!
• Enter buildings only after checking they are safe and with extreme caution!
• Stay away from ruptured power lines, look out for water and gas leaks!
• After destructive earthquake expect looting’s.
• Listen to a radio to be informed about the general situation
In case the worst case scenario comes true and you are trapped, stay calm, as hard as it might be, don ’t lighten a
match or lighter, try to draw attention to you, but don ’t waste your energy by uncontrolled screaming; better use any
object to regularly make noise and only shout when you hear voices.
Listing of notable historical earthquakes in Lima between 1533 and today
We only have proven records of earthquakes in Peru since the arrival of the Spaniards in the region. Even so we
know that already the first Peruvian cultures had to cope with the seismic activities. Earthquake after earthquake,
century after century it seems these ancient cultures learned how to keep their constructions and belongings safe.
Many archaeologists for example believe that the special trapezoid character of the Inca architecture was one of the
precautions against such natural destruction…
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The History of Duck and Cover from a 22nd Century Perspective

Written from the perspective of a 22nd Century, American School Teacher teaching social history, of the USA; during the 20th and 21st Centuries. The ‘Triangle of Life’ became connected with the Obama Heath Care Debate.

The tragedy of ‘duck and cover’ during the later part of the 20th Century and beginning of the 21st Century was the 200,000 lives lost per year to maintain American Insurance Company profits. Insurance Company profits were considered more important than children’s lives. School Boards were faced with the Insurance Company demand of maintain ‘duck and cover’ or your premium’s will increase or we will not cover you, at all. School-Boards decided that it was less trouble and cheaper if schoolchildren were allowed to die.

At this time, in History, The Insurance Company Executive’s worst nightmare was a child who became sick, injured or traumatized as a result of a ‘loss’ occurring at an insured school board’s property. Sick children were the costliest expenditure that an insurance company can have; requiring, a life time of potential payments or financial loss.

The potential problem of Corporate Financial Loss became reduced; in other words, Schoolchildren became ‘cheaper and less trouble’ if they were immediately killed rather than requiring treatment or compensation. The decision was made to follow the same policy as eliminating children from medical coverage, after they became sick. If a loophole could be found to cancel a child’s medical coverage, it was considered to be worthy of a ‘bonus’ on the paycheck of an Insurance Company Elimination Specialist.

At this time, in History, civilization and the value of human life had not developed, to the point, that human life was considered to be more important than Insurance Company profits. American Insurance Companies had concluded that actuarial realities would dominate. It was more profitable if children were allowed to die during building collapse. The cost of a dead child was finite, concluded and insignificant.

The cost of treating a child who survived by using the ‘triangle of life’ was prohibitive. The cost of treating a child for either trauma and/or physical injury would be combined with compensation being sought from the School Board Insured. School Boards were not willing to pay the increased cost of premiums for surviving children. It was decided to continue ‘duck and cover’ and ‘cover-up’ the profit motives and other Corporate malfeasance. This resulted in the death of more than 25 million children before it was stopped.

A brief History of ‘duck and cover’ explains more. ‘Duck and cover’ was created by Archer Productions, a Madison Ave Marketing firm under contract with the Pentagon. It was NOT created by safety, health or rescue experts. They had no input. It was created by a propaganda advertising firm.

The mass hysteria of the population of the USA had resulted in many irrational and illogical acts. many people built their own home bomb shelter. This was considered a ridiculous act when it became widely known that a ‘nuclear winter’ would result in Air Contamination and Extreme Cold; both of which would prevent survival even if the initial blast was survived. Building private bomb shelters wasted billions of dollars; however, it’s ‘harm’ ended in just a waste of money. ‘Duck and Cover’ was different.

‘Duck and Cover’ was created to calm the people that they would be safe from an atomic bomb blast if they just dropped to the ground and covered their head with a newspaper or a blanket. Archer Productions produced these aka ‘Bert the Safety Turtle’ commercials. Duck and Cover became insidious when it was taken into the classroom. This propaganda was brainwashed into the mind of every American Schoolchild. The other countries of the world followed America’s lead; since, America was the most dominant culture and economy, at the time. Even though, some of these countries did not have Insurance Company Corporate Concerns, for ‘shareholder profit’ because they either had Universal Health Care or law suits (corporate liability was not accepted) America’s social and cultural dominance slowed down their acceptance of the ‘triangle of life’.

‘Duck and cover’ resulted in a loss of 200,000-300,000 lives per year.

Doug Copp, discovered ‘the triangle of life’ when he crawled inside of collapsed schools and saw what actually happened..who lived and who died. Doug had been the most experienced rescuer, in the world, prior to becoming permanently disabled, from his injuries. He shifted the focus of his life. Since, he could no longer rescue people buried alive, he decided to follow the lead of Luther and other individuals who considered that their principles and their conscience were more important than their safety, comfort, material well being or their life. Doug created a website and blog with hundreds of documents, videos and other proof to support the ‘triangle of life’.

As usual among people, who interfere with Corporate profits, on such a large scale, Doug Copp endured death threats, slander, abuse and much more from the vested interests who saw ‘duck and cover’ vs ‘the triangle of life’ as an extension of Obama’s Health Care Program. In other words, Corporate profits VS human life. American Insurance Companies, prior to Obama Health Care had dropped children from medical care coverage because of pre existing conditions. They were saving the same kind of dollars by maintaining ‘duck and cover’ and stopping ‘the triangle of life’.

This was nasty, once children became sick the American Insurance Companies would hire detectives, lawyers and specialists to find loop holes so that they could drop the child from coverage even if the parents had faithfully paid premiums, for years. This policy saved the American Insurance Companies vast sums of money which could be diverted from the expenditure column into the profits column.

The same policy was enforced against schoolchildren. Schoolchildren were told to duck and cover so that they would not negatively impact Corporate shareholder profits, by living.

The Triangle of Life followed the path of all truth and eventually became widely accepted. The ‘triangle of life’ started spreading around the world, as a viral email, then it became accepted by the most intelligent and powerful people, of the world, for their own safety and protection; however, it was not allowed to become more important than Corporate Profit until schoolchildren’s deaths reached more than 25 million. ( 1,000 schools collapsed in 2010, alone)

**It is sad to note that the Premises for the logarithms, designed to analyze, the actuarial risk conclusions, for the risk analysis regarding ‘triangle of life vs ‘duck and cover’ were incorrect. The Insurance Companies assumed that the number and cost of survivor injuries; as a result, of following the ‘triangle of life’ would be the same as the number and cost of the injuries of pre ‘triangle of life’ survivors or ‘duck and cover’ survivors. In other words that the injuries factor (co-efficent of injuries) would remain constant.This was a false presumption. (The actual number and cost of ‘triangle of life’ survivors is 1/10 of the cost of ‘duck and cover’ survivors. ‘Triangle of life’ injuries are much less frequent and/or as serious as ‘duck and cover injuries.) The profitability of ‘triangle of life’ further increased when considering the fact that 90% of victims would survive, requiring no death compensation vs ‘the payout’ for ‘duck and cover’ deaths, at 90% dead.

As History unfolded,the American Insurance Corporations, using ‘the triangle of life’ vs the ‘duck and cover’, victim response procedures; would reduce it’s ‘payouts’, for death compensation from 98% of schoolchildren dead and requiring death compensation; to 10% requiring death ‘payout’ compensation regarding the ‘triangle of life method.

When the saving from death payouts and the ‘real life’ costs of ‘triangle of life’ injuries were calculated it was found that the actuarial costs of a ‘triangle of life’ policy was not prohibitive. Combined with the positive advertising and marketing opportunities presented by saving so many school children lives the Insurance Companies found the replacement of ‘duck and cover’ by ‘the triangle of life’ to be a net financial gain.

In our next class, we will discus the downfall of one of America’s most media savy corporations. The American Red Cross; in spite of, a long history, of facing lawsuits for theft, fraud and keeping billions of dollars of donations yearly, for their own enjoyment, collapsed because the people discovered the malfeasant role they had played with their (American Insurance Corporations) Corporate Partners.

Prior to their collapse, they had been known among the media industry as the most effective organization, in the world, at collecting donations; through their 3 billion dollar per year media blitz. The media savy overcame the incidental reports of theft, fraud and corruption that followed every disaster/financial campaign. Actor Sean Penn complaining of theft from Haiti donations was just another in a long string of ARC scandals. David Letterman, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers and others had complained about the 6 billion stolen from Victims of . The Governor of Minnesota-floods, the mayor of San Francisco…earthquake…the Fire Storm scandal of San Diego no scandal couldn’t be overcome by the ARC 3 billion per year media campaign…continued.

A comment from doug copp Jan 23 rd 2011:

Last week, an American Red Cross Exectutive asked to join my rescue team; so that he could be trained. He thought it would benefit him to know something about disasters. I responded to him with a question: I asked him what he could possibly do to change the American Red Cross Corporate Policy of supporting ‘corporate’ profits, at any price; that is, by supporting ‘Duck and Cover’. I told him that more people die; as a result of, ‘duck and cover’ than all the lives saved, by all the rescue teams, in the world combined.

If the American Red Cross would do the right thing and support the triangle of life it would save more lives than all the efforts, of all the rescue teams, throughout the world..combined..

His response: he never responded.

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Triangle of Life, NZ Radio interview with Doug Copp

January 2011
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January 13, 2011
Doug Copp on Voices from the North: Being Safe In and After an Earthquake
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As I said in a recent post I would soon be uploading the complete interview I did with disaster survival expert Doug Copp. The complete fascinating interview can be heard by clicking here:

Here are some suggestions from Doug Copp, the world’s disaster survival expert, on surviving a quake using knowledge of the triangle of life.

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A: If you look closely at collapsed buildings either in pictures or on TV you will rapidly discover that you see ‘triangular spaces’ formed throughout collapsed structures. It is as natural and normal as gravity or the ‘shape of snowflakes’. They are formed everywhere around objects when buildings collapse.

2) Q: Why has it taken Doug Copp 23 years to eliminate Duck and Cover?

A: If Galileo could come back from the dead he would ask why some people still believE that the earth is the center of the universe, the world is flat, people should be ‘bled’ to allow demons to escape from the body and man never landed on the moon.

As Schopenhauer, the German Philosopher, said: ‘The path of all truth is first to be ridiculed, secondly to be violently opposed and thirdly to be accepted as ‘self evident’.
Doug Copp

3) Q: What are the 15 safest places to be in an earthquake? (The places most people survive.)

A: 1) Outside in the middle of a field where nothing can fall on top of you.

2) Outside in the middle of the street where falling glass can’t reach you.

3) On a seismic resistant platform such as a boat.

4) On the top floor of a wooden building.

5) On the top floor of a concrete building

6) In the space between 2 large objects (between twin beds, between 2 cars, between 2 rows of desks).

7) Next to an office bank vault or stack of paper.

8 ) Next to a squashed vehicle

9) At the foot of a bed

10) In front of a hotel lobby counter or bar counter.

11) In front of a sofa.

12) Next to Kitchen Cabinets

13) Next to a big bulky object like a piece of machinery, fridge, stove.

14) Next to a large carrying beam

15) In the subterranean exterior perimeter of a building.

4) Q: Where are the 14 deadliest places to be in an earthquake? (The places where most dead victims are recovered from; or simply the most lethal).

A: 1) Under an object that gets squashed (like a desk, car, bed)

2) Inside of an object that gets squashed (like a car)

3) On top of an object that gets squashed (like a bed or sofa)

4) Inside of an elevator

5) On stairs.

6) More than 10 ft away from the outside of a building and on the ground floor

7) In a brick building less than 10 ft from the outside wall.

8 ) In a doorway of a collapsed building.

9) On the ground floor of any building.

10) Under a carrying beam.

11) Under an object with a high center of gravity that fell over in the earthquake (like a fridge).

12) The middle decks of highway over-passes.

13) Places that catch fire after collapsing.

14) Places with toxins, chemicals and gases that collapse.

5) Q: What is frequency of moment?

A: This convoluted term is meant to explain the resultant third force from 2 objects which are swinging out of synch with each other. If the swinging lasts long enough and the force of the earthquake is strong enough then the smaller object will break into pieces at the joints and collapse( such as, stairs moving out of synch with the rest of the building.)

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6) Q: What do I do in a multi-storey building?

A: Be calm; lay down, in a fetal position next to a bed or sofa. When the earthquake has stopped and the building has not collapsed DO NOT MOVE! DO NOT GO TO THE STAIRS! Wait until all the panicked people have fled down the stairs. If the stairs haven’t collapsed under all the combined weight of panicked, fleeing people then you know that they will be safe for you to go on. If you can, then wait for an expert to inspect the stairs before putting weight on them.

7) Q: What do I do in a basement?

A: Basements are relatively safe if you are near the outside perimeter of the subterranean area. The center of the basement area is very unsafe. Typically the walls fall outward and downward until the forces reach the subterranean area. At this point the lateral force is stopped by bedrock and is reflected inward. For example: The outside perimeter under the World Trade Center had huge voids where thousands of people would have been safe; whereas, the center core area was so pulverized that it crushed a subway car to an inch thick. You can see this video at http://www.amerrescue.org

8 ) Q: What do I do on a highway?

A: Pull your car to the side of the road. Do NOT stop under an overpass or something that can fall on your car.

9) Q: What about the glass windows in a multi-storey building?

A: Typically, glass is NOT a problem for the people inside the building. (It is like bursting a blown up paper bag.) The glass blows outward as the air pressure inside of the building increases at the same time as the volume of the space decreases. If you are outside of the building then you should run away from the building into the middle of the street.

10) Q: Where is the deadliest place to be?

A: Most dead people are found squashed under a desk.

11) Q: How dangerous is it to search a collapsed building?

A: According to OSHA: 60% of ‘rescuers’ are killed going into their first confined space rescue.

12) Q: What are the 10 most important things that I really need in a safety kit? Which are NOT usually found in a emergency kit.

A: 1) Chlorine to purify drinking water (usually there is lots of water; however, it is contaminated from sewer lines and water lines leaking and mixing together.). Or O3 Liquid Oxygen purification and energizing and immune system booster drops.

2) Garbage bags (to use to protect your valuables, to cut out arm holes to make a raincoat, to keep your food safe from the weather and rats.)

3) 50 ft of nylon rope (to use to make a tent and other uses)

4) Plastic tarps (to protect your valuables, and to make a tent)

5) A Swiss Army Knife with lots of tools.

6) LED flashlight.

7) A hand crank generating radio.

8 )Energy bars in sealed bags

9) Baby wipes.

10) Emergen’c’ powered multivitamin and mineral powders.

13) Q: Where is the best place to put an earthquake kit?

A: 1) On the roof of your house in a safe box.

2) In the trunk of your car

3) In a shipping container in the middle of your corporate workplace parking lot.

14) Q: What about books falling on you?

A: In 23 years I have never heard of a single individual getting killed by a falling book.

15) Q: What about ceiling fixtures falling on you?

A: They typically stay attached to the ceiling and don’t fall away.

16) Q: Who will come to save my family in a major disaster?

A: 1) You. You care more for and will do more for your family than anyone else will. In a major disaster the local ‘forces’ are overwhelmed. Do you really expect FEMA to save you?

17) Q: How do people get injured after the earthquake?

A: By falling objects. Solution: spend as much time looking up to see what is above you as

you do walking over the rubble and looking at your feet.

18) Q: What do I do after a major earthquake stops?

A: Get ready for the next aftershock. Get in a safe place and stay safe. Never go back inside of a building until 2 weeks after the initial earthquake.

19) Q: What do rescuers do when a major earthquake occurs?

A: 1) Think about their family.

2) Think about their duty to others.

20) Q: What type of structure is immune from earthquake collapse?

A: None.

21) Q: How come nobody told us to stop going under doorways?

A: If somebody who had been telling you to go under doorways actually told you not to do it anymore then they would have to admit that they made a mistake and expose themselves to liability.

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22) Q: What happens when schools collapse?

A: The legs snap when the ceiling falls on the desks. The ceiling doesn’t break up because there are so many points of support. The ceiling stays intact and the weight snaps all the legs. You are left with rows of crushed desks and rows of wide open aisles to be safe in and escape to the outside by crawling through.

23) Q: How do I understand what an earthquake is?

A: Think of an earthquake as 2 extremely large misshapen and rough edged objects sliding past each other. Sometimes they get ‘hooked’ or caught up together until the forces pulling one object and pushing the other object make them break free. This built up force that is released is the initial earthquake. The forces which continue until the ‘rough’ area has been completely cleared are aftershocks. Remember an earthquake is NOT a single seismic event. It is a period of time—usually less than a month) when you can have hundreds if not thousands of aftershocks. Most of these aftershocks are tiny; however, you can have a larger aftershock than the initial earthquake. Stay outside and safe. Go on vacation.

24) Q: How do I understand the ‘force’ of an earthquake?

A: There are many hundreds of elements which determine how much force an earthquake will actually bring to your structure. A smaller magnitude earthquake can cause more damage than a larger magnitude earthquake if the smaller earthquake is closer to you or not as deep. Earthquakes under the ocean have a lot of their energy absorbed by the ocean itself. The type of soil is very important and the underground formations can cause earthquake energy to be amplified or even deflected from your area. I could write a book on this.

26) Q: What about terrorist explosions?

A: The survivors are found in survivable voids (triangles of life) on the opposite side of the objects as the blast center.

27) Q: What about collapsed buildings in landslides?

A: If the building is collapsed and covered by the dirt or rocks of a landslide then you will survive in the same triangle of life or survivable voids; however, you must have air to breath. Plumbing pipes and other conduit can provide oxygen to the victims trapped inside of the landslide; however, it is much more difficult for the rescuers to locate entry points into the buried rubble. You can see video of Doug Copp searching inside of collapsed buildings buried under a landslide at http://www.amerrescue.org

28) Q: What is the most important thing for a ‘rescuer’ to have after a major earthquake?

A: Have piece of mind that your family is safe because you told everyone about the triangle of life and the things you learned from this video, power point presentation and manual. This is necessary in order to do your duty to others than your family.

29) Q: What is the most important thing a survivor or rescuer needs immediately before and after a major earthquake?

A: Before: Purchase a ‘Quake Alarm’ device which does for earthquakes what smoke detectors do for fires. It will give you enough warning of an earthquake for you to take action to save your life. It sounds the alarm as a result of the non lethal pre-destructive waves; thereby, warning you before the building starts to collapse. For less than $20, it has already saved the lives of an entire school of children. http://www.amerrescue.org After: Proper attitude: Be calm, be patient, be focused and pay attention (This is just the beginning of the ordeal.)

30) Q: What is the most important thing that you have learned from your experiences at major disasters throughout the world?

A: All people look the same when they are squashed under a desk.

Doug Coop is the founder of ARTI ( the world’s most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation/management organization) and the discoverer of the ‘triangle of life’ to take building collapse survivability from 2% using ‘duck and cover’ to 90% using the ‘triangle of life’
ARTI is an All Unpaid Volunteer organization willing to stand up to and fight USA insurance companies and bureaucrats who consider it cheaper and less trouble if victims die rather than survive with possible trauma and sue ( less profit for insurance companies and higher premiums for bureaucrats.)

See http://www.amerrescue.org for hundreds of pages of testimonials, videos, docs. Complete information to survive major disaster, learned from Doug Copp’s searching 896 collapsed buildings and witnessing 1+ million collapsed buildings, at more than 100 major disaster events; throughout the entire world…amerrescue@aol.com
http://www.amerrescue.org
Read Doug’s eye-opening blog at:
http://www.dougcopp.wordpress.com/
or contact him at:
1-902-567-1227 home

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US Military Lied about Haiti Resulting in Death and Suffering

The One Year Anniversary of the Depths of Hell Exploding on to the Surface of the Earth.

The following text is from the ARTI website

Doug Copp was interviewed by TV, radio and newspaper media throughout all of Latin America, the USA and Canada regarding his dissatisfaction that the US Military lied; caused unnecessary death and suffering; had the wrong approach to shut down the airport for humanitarian concerns for the life and health of the people while giving ALL the Airport Traffic Resource for deployment of helicopters ferrying military to protect the homes of the wealthy. While hundreds were dieing from minor injuries caused by lack of medicine; our cargo plane, filled with these medicines, was prevented from landing. We were sent away because the US Military decided to use the airport to exclusively deploy helicopters, full of troops, to the homes of the wealthy and US Corporations.

Instead of 0% for the people and 100% for the wealthy; There should have been a 50%/50% split. The US General made a terrible mistake. Unfortunately, this is indicative of a long USA Foreign Policy of helping support dictators, the wealthy and the USA Corporations who plunder the countries. This is done at the expense of the people both poor and middle class. This policy must change if America wants to be seen as the ‘ideal’, the ‘bastion’ of democracy and not despised as an evil and vile tyrant. Latin America seethes with hatred, for America. I have seen it first hand. It is heartbreaking.

Personally, my heart yearns, for an America that is loved for doing good things and making the world a better place.

Nevertheless, Doug Copp completely supports the USA Military as a replacement for the nefarious FEMA Organization; in fact, Doug offered the US Military Joint Chief of Staffs, as far back as 1989, to train the US Army to replace FEMA.

For many years, At Foreign Disasters, FEMA from Fairfax County, Virginia, (the CIA Headquarters) was an almost exclusive CIA group. They used Foreign Disasters as covert military, intelligence operations causing many deaths and much suffering, in their pretense to be rescuing victims. On many occasions they actually prevented real rescue teams from saving lives. They should all be put in prison. In my book, you can read many, many instances of FEMA killing victims both in foreign disasters and in the USA. FEMA should be disbanded, for the safety and protection of the American People.
** January 2010 First Report from Haiti **.
ARTI in Haiti, by satellite
** as narrated by Doug Copp**
The Peruvian Ambassador, Vincente Azula, has told me that he will personally go with me when I take more medicines into Haiti. This means that we will get Dominican Republic diplomatic support, a United Nations military escort into the region and more. He is a non-political guy. He will help save lives regardless of nationality, however, to him I am a Captain in the Peruvian National Fire Department and he is assisting me in that capacity.

Doug, still sick from his 911 injuries, in the Peruvian Air Force plane with the Peruvian Ambassador. Doug Has Toxic Glaucoma, Cerebral Edema and poison, from 911, continues to ooze out of his skin. The poison causes inflammation and redness which is exacerbated whenever he leaves the pure environment of his wilderness Canada home.

The UN General arranging military ground escort for ARTI.

After our planeload of crucial medical supplies was refused landing because the US Military had taken over the airport to ferry military helicopters loaded with troops to protect the homes of the wealthy. We were forced to get a bus and transport medical supplies by land. This delay and the fact that we could transport only 1/100th of the cargo caused many victims to die from minor wounds. The screaming of the wounded, by the hundreds, on the medical clinic lawns will stay with me, forever.

Behind, our Haitian Liaison, the Peruvian Ambassador is talking to the media about being lied to, by the US Military and sent back to Santa Domingo without delivering the cargo plane full of desperately needed life saving medicines.

For more pictures click the following link [Haiti Pictures]

** January 2010 **.


Second Report from ARTI in Haiti

** as narrated by Doug Copp**
Myself and 6 other team members went to pile in our jalopy//car to get some sleep. I slept on the sidewalk. My previous email expressed my concerns that violence was about to explode. The prison had collapsed releasing murders who had taken the dead guards guns and the ‘pot was boiling’ with people exhausted from death, despair, hunger, thirst. The added anxiety of watching their friends and family die from lack of antibiotics was another part of the nightmare. I was more ‘right’ than I knew….Every 3, 5 or 7 seven seconds there would be a gunshot followed by a scream.

I didn’t mind the continuous gunfire but the prolonged screams of one particular woman was too much. I came back inside to work on the computer and take advantage of this tiny window of opportunity, to communicate. On a further note, gasoline is running out, phones don’t work, banks are shut down, traveller’s checks are worthless, prices have gone ‘to the moon’ I haven’t eaten today. A frustrated United Nations friend pointed out to me that the United Nations have police guarding their ‘water’ so thirsty children don’t try to steal it. The hotel we came into to use this Internet is charging their customers $300 per night for a cracked and broken room with no water or electricity and $14 for a hotdog. (Haitians average $2 per day.)

My companions are at the breaking point. I am expecting that I must somehow get to Santo Domingo to get cash, arrange for medical supplies and come back.

I cannot imagine that Hell could be worse than this. Oh, I forgot to mention the continuous fire alarm bell ringing every 3 seconds while I have been writing this email. The staff tells me that it has been blaring for 5 days straight.

Earlier today something bad happened which ‘rocked’ all of us… I will be posting a picture of it…. Ben Aubin who I had brought in with me as my assistant…carrying a little boy, screaming in pain with his infected and half severed foot dangling. Ben lost it when we had to leave the little boy.

Ben carried the little boy, (screaming, in pain, because his foot was half torn off.) We had to leave him screaming and without medicine, on the lawn among hundreds of other people screaming without and destined to die because our medicine was not allowed to land.

Maybe this was the instance that sent the medical director over the edge. When he started pleading with me, to get him medicines. I hope God will forgive me but I thought …what is the point of saving someone buried alive if they are left screaming on the dirt outside of a hospital that cannot give them any treatment, food or care of any kind…. so instead of rescuing people buried alive… we spent all day going from hospital after hospital with doctors pulling on my arm and begging me to help them get medicines, until we finally got medical treatment, by the Brazilian Military. Using their personal resources… as a special favor to me for helping to find Gabriel Buchmann…a Brazilian phd student (Fulbright Scholar dedicated to helping eliminate 3rd world poverty) who disappeared in Africa. (Gabriel’s Family, Fiance and friends helped with out Haitian Mission out of gratitude for finding Gabrile’s remains, in Africa.)

Gabriel was destined to be a great man and a great humanitarian. You can read about the mission to find Gabriel, in Africa at the ARTI website.

I was overjoyed at saving the lives of the victims that we took to the Brazilians; nevertheless the day tore me up inside.

Excuse the mistakes. I am exhausted and typing in near dark conditions.

If anyone has ever wanted to do some good or is appreciative of the life I have lived now is the time to help.
— Doug Copp

** Third Report from ARTI, in Haiti, January 2010 **.
** as narrated by Doug Copp**

The situation in Haiti is beyond description. It is a whirlwind of confusion and tension, anxiety, horror, nightmare, suffering, pain, and it almost feels like falling into the bottom of a bottomless pit of despair. This is one of the three worst disasters I’ve ever worked at in terms of nastiness.

Nevertheless, the forces of good and light continue to shine no matter how dark their surroundings may be. I am honored and pleased with so many of the really good decent human beings I’ve had the pleasure to work with here.

At the Santo Domingo airport I met up with my Peruvian brothers in rescue. Since I am a captain with the national fire department of Peru, I was able to gain access to the tarmac where the Peruvian air force plane was waiting. Myself, Doug Copp, and a Haitian team coordinator, Ben Aubin, got on the plane with the Ambassador of Peru, and many of my friends with the ministry of health. Carlos Alberto Malpica Coronado, who I knew in Lima, as well as many of the other people in the plane, welcomed me with open arms.

After meeting some of my Russian rescue team comrades and some other rescue friends we finally had permission to leave and fly to Port au Prince.

We circled the airport for four hours. We were told by the control tower that we could not land because there was no place to dock. While we were circling the airport, we took photographs.

For more pictures click the following link [Haiti Pictures]
Showing that most of the airplane docks were empty. My UN military contacts later informed me that many planes were turned away not because there weren’t docks, but because of ineffective transition between when the U.S. Military took over from the United Nations military. In other words, dead time.

We returned to Santo Domingo with the most important thing that could ever have been brought to Haiti, antibiotics needed to stop the many thousands of simple injuries from causing death. Something that doctors at the United Nations had pleaded– begged for us to get to them.

We had 5,000 kg of this on the plane when it was turned back. The ambassador from Peru arranged for a bus and a UN military escort to take the personnel, Ben, and myself to Haiti. Our 5,000 kg of antibiotics was reduced to 300 lbs.

After we rescued four people taking them from one hospital after another to help them get medical treatment to stop infection we realized just how important these antibiotics were. Never at any of the more than one hundred disasters I’ve ever been at have I ever been in a situation when you rescue someone who’s buried alive, and you need to watch them die because there isn’t any medicine.

I am not as upset now as I was. Finally we were able to get the Brazilian military to use their own personal medicine on the victims we brought to them. They did this in part because they knew me from the TV coverage of our mission to locate a missing Brazilian student in Africa. The five doctors were absolutely tremendously good people.

They gave me a shot and medicine as well since the pollution had been exasperating my 9/11 injuries by causing me to violently vomit many times a day. I thanked them for saving the lives of the victims we took to them and giving me the medical treatment I needed to continue working. The two head doctors are actually planning to come to my home next summer to visit.

We’re still fighting to get the medicine in here

** January 2010 **.

ARTI in Haiti

Doug with one of the first group of Brazilian Doctors who treated him for a 'flare-up' of 911 symptoms. These guys saved my life.


The other are 2 photos show ARTI-Haitian team co-ordinator, Ben Aubin.

For more Hati mission pictures click the following link [Haiti Pictures]

** January 2010 **

“Special heartfelt thanks goes to Curtis Craig, owner of All God’s Creatures in Port Orange, Florida, for his gracious volunteered help, taking care of Doug’s 2 dogs, while Doug was in Hati. to enable Doug Copp to make the trip to Haiti.

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Doug Copp in Time Magazine. United Nations Sends Triangle to Latin America

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United Nations Sends Triangle to Latin America
by Carol Camelot
January 6, 2011

In the magazine Time of Feb. 1, 2010 journalist Tim Padgett reviewed the two techniques to survive an earthquake in a story about one of the worst-ever natural disasters in the western hemisphere: the January earthquake in Haiti.

“U.N. security experts this week sent out a triangle-of-life PowerPoint presentation to staff members in Latin America who are still shaken by the deaths of 100-plus U.N. workers in the organization’s Port-au-Prince headquarters, including the head of the mission there.”

Gary Patterson, a geologist at the University of Memphis in Tennessee, told Time, “If you’re going to play the odds, drop and cover may be the best way to go, but a lot of emergency responders might say triangle of life because they’re the ones who see the fatalities in buildings that do collapse.”

This column is the fifth in a series in this newspaper since Oct. 7, 2010, on American Rescue Team International (ARTI) and its founder and rescue chief, Doug Copp. Why am I putting so much emphasis on this organization? Do you hope to survive a devastating earthquake? Worldwide earthquakes are dramatically on the rise, and California is overdue by more than 150 years for an 8.0 magnitude shaker.

Understanding the difference between Duck, Cover and Hold (aka Drop, Cover and Hold) and Triangle of Life is essential. Realizing that your survival depends on knowing who is telling you the truth is also essential – and Copp is telling the truth, having searched personally 896 collapsed buildings since 1985 for trapped victims. In this column additional information is presented.

The U.S. government originally promoted Duck, Cover and Hold to survive a nuclear blast, not an earthquake, and told citizens to get underneath a desk. With Triangle of Life (known as Survivable Void to firefighters), a person lies on the floor beside a desk, sofa or other substantial piece of furniture. As the building collapses, the walls and roof cave in, and triangles are formed as large pieces fall against furniture.

A person is safe in a void, or empty space, formed by these falling pieces. Firefighters refer to the space formed by the triangle; ARTI refers to the triangle formed which has the empty void inside.

As a training specialist for ARTI, I was giving a Triangle presentation for preschool teachers. Their school director informed that she was pregnant when the Northridge earthquake occurred. The grandfather clock in their home hit her, opening up her belly. She fell down, lying next to the bed, which is where firefighters found her. They told her she should have lain next to the bed when the earthquake started.

Triangle was the inspiration for the Life Desk created by Yanko Design, as posted on Spark Awards International Design website. “When the desk-board closed, the total desk is transformed into a triangle-the most stable form. Toughness has nothing to do with how much metal you used but form and structure,” says designer Haishan Deng. “Fresh air can come in from side and back. There is an emergency box in which user can put water, foods for precaution. A wireless positioning system of Life-Desk for rescue team to locate survivors is in development.”

Deng has made arrangements with the Bureau of Education in China to produce a limited amount of these desks to try them out in schools.


The Triangle of Life was discovered by Copp when he crawled inside of a collapsed school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake at which 7,000 died. As he crawled up and down the aisles safely, he was shocked that the children were crushed to death under their desks. The ceiling had fallen, and the weight had snapped the desk legs. The ceiling rested upon all the desktops and remained intact.

Three children survived this horror. Their English affidavits are at www.amerrescue.org with links to the original Spanish language publications. Two girls who were in the aisles survived untouched while the third child’s legs were squashed under the desk and were amputated.

From videos to television programs to emails being sent around the world, the world about Triangle of Life’s effectiveness at saving lives continues to be spread. In the coming months you, dear reader, will begin to seriously wonder about earth changes and who is telling the truth about them. The changes our planet are undergoing are not slowing down any time soon.

At least you can be sure of one thing: Triangle of Life is the safer way to survive a building collapse in a deadly earthquake.

Carol Camelot, disaster readiness consultant, was the chairperson for Neighborhood Emergency Service Teams (NEST) for the city of Cathedral City 1997-98 in collaboration with its fire department. Her company, DISASTER SURVIVAL TRAINING, offers consulting, presentations, classes and emergency backpacks for kids. (760) 534-6278 http://www.disastersurvivaltraining.com. See her article “We’re Not Ready” on homepage http://www.desertvalleystar.com. © 2011 Carol Camelot. All Rights Reserved.
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Doug Copp Appears on New Zealand Radio

Below is the 4 minute, advertising promotion for the 1 hr New Zealand Radio Program/interview with Doug Copp concerning his life, the origins of ‘duck and cover’; as a propaganda commercial, created under contract with the Pentagon; during the height of the “red Scare Hysteria’ of the 1950’s. Learn how to take survivability, during earthquakes from the USA Standard of 2%, to 90% survival. One of Doug’s best interviews. The Program will air on Jan 19, 2011 and will be available via the link, below. The Radio website follows:

January 6, 2011
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The 2010 Christchurch Earthquake

‘The path of all truth is first to be ridiculed,

secondly to be violently opposed

and thirdly to be accepted as ‘self evident’.

Schopenhauer, the German Philosopher

The Triangle of Life was discovered by Doug Copp when he crawled inside a collapsed school, in Mexico City, during a 1985 earthquake. As Doug crawled up and down the aisles in safety, he was shocked that all the children were crushed to death under their desks. The ceiling had fallen and the ceiling’s weight had ‘snapped’ the legs of all the desks. The ceiling rested upon all the desk tops and remained intact. The children’s dead bodies were 1/2 inch thick. Doug did not know it at the time, but 3 children had survived this horror. Their English affidavits are at http://www.amerrescue.org with links to the original Spanish language publications. Two girls, who were in the aisles, survived untouched. The third, Lorena, had her legs squashed under the desk. Her torso was in the aisle. Her legs needed to be amputated but she survived. As you might imagine, Doug Copp’s life was changed by that experience. From that point on he was on a mission to stop children from getting under desks, from ‘ducking and covering.’

The other day I had the privilege of interviewing Doug Copp on the phone for my radio interview program, Voices from the North. Today Doug Copp is the world’s number one disaster survival expert. He’s the founder of ARTI ( the world’s most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation/management organization) and, as is explained above, he’s the discoverer of the ‘triangle of life’ which takes building collapse survivability from 2% using ‘duck and cover’ to 90% using the ‘triangle of life’. He’s recently trained more than 40 teams in China and he’s been featured in Time Magazine and in India’s premier business magazine.

His knowledge has not come easily. Former policeman, Doug Copp has searched 896 collapsed buildings and witnessed 1+ million collapsed buildings at more than 100 major disaster events throughout the world.

Another Image from the Christchurch Earthquake

I’m currently editing the one hour interview I made with Doug Copp. I would like to share a four minute clip now that, I believe, should be shared with everyone you know who could end up in an earthquake. Doug makes a compelling case and explains where the idea of ‘duck and cover’ originated. He also makes clear what you need to do to survive.

Click here to listen to the four minute clip and please share the link to this with everyone you care about.

I’ll post the complete interview along with more valuable earthquake survival tips soon.

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The Triangle of Life Continues Spreading Around the World

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

Doug Copp seen crawling under a subterranean beam, at the World Trade Center. He took off his jumpsuit because the fire made the area temperature soar well over 100 F.

Doug Copp, at , seen after coming up to surface, after crawling for 1 1/2 miles under the rubble; while it was still on fire.

Tugba Altun, one of thousands of victims saved, by doug copp and his team. She survived because of the ''. 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.

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



Prelude:

Look at the other more recent Blog ARTICLES, for updates, to see that The T of L is unstoppable; including, the Life Saving Project, in Turkey, which has provided 1 million t of l brochures and training, to date, and saved an unprecedented number of lives in the Turkish Earthquake. We have taken survival from the usual 2 percent to an unprecedented 80 percent survival. This project is ongoing to train 5 million people in 50 cities and 250 regions, of Turkey.

I have read articles that I am the worst criminal you can find and yet..with all the bureaucratic and governmental ‘powers’ that have attacked me..I am not in jail, not charged, not anything…not because I haven’t been investigated completely, thoroughly and with a zeal. I haven’t been charged with anything because I have never lied, have proof to support everything that I say and want nothing more than to get into a courtroom ..and let the truth be known.

Also, I have never been sued, in a civil case because they don’t dare to have evidence shown to prove the truth. In fact I have spent $200,000 and 3 years trying to get these lieing and murderous ‘bastards’ into court. They have spent more than $1 million to keep Doug Copp and the ‘Triangle of LIfe’ , out of court. I have even tried to goad some of these bureaucrats into going to court by asking victims families to sue, the New Zealand Government, for wrongful death.

Meanwhile, the bureaucrats are happy because the Insurance premiums are low and the Insurance Companies shareholder returns are high. Nevertheless, they have killed thousands of children and continue.

I have a great disappointment that more rescuers, who have actually crawled inside of collapsed buildings didn’t have the courage to ‘stand up ‘ with me to save the children.

I have been told, that they see the ‘shit’ that has been done to me and don’t want any part of it.

This is a heavy burden on their soul; whether, they know it now or not. The day will come when Doug Copp, joins the ranks of all the others who have gone into martyrdom for justice, the truth, humanity and decency. It has been a gigantic struggle to stay alive due to my 911 injuries; however, I am pleased to be able to continue to fight ‘for life’ over profit. Doug Copp

With all the vitriolic attacks against the , I have noticed a couple of consistencies: 1) None of the proponents of ‘duck and cover’ try to defend it based upon survivability or reality, 2) None of the proponents of ‘duck and cover’ have actually crawled inside of a collapsed building to actually see the truth of what happens inside, 3) All the proponents of ‘duck and cover’ are bureaucratic types who have a vested financial interest in ‘duck and cover’, 4) They all attack me, doug copp, personally as a fraud, criminal etc etc.., 5) None of them offer any proof (unlike the triangle of life where you can watch hundreds of videos, pictures, power point etc. , 6) It is all about money. It is cheaper and less trouble if school children are immediately killed, in an earthquake, so that they don’t sue the bureaucrats, their institutions or the insurance companies who have their policies against earthquake liability.

Background:
The triangle of Life was discovered by Doug Copp, when he crawled inside of a collapsed school, in Mexico City, during the 1985 earthquake. As Doug crawled up and down the aisles, in safety, he was shocked that all the children were crushed to death under their desks. The ceiling had fallen and the weight had ‘snapped’ the legs of all the desks.The ceiling rested upon all the desk tops and remained intact. The children were 1/2 inch thick. Doug did not know it at the time but 3 children had survived this horror. Their English affidavits are at http://www.amerrescue.org with links to the original Spanish language publications Two girls who were, in the aisles survived untouched. Lorena had her legs squashed under the desk. Her torso was in the aisle. Her legs needed to be amputated but she survived.

The Triangle of Life is Spreading Around The World:

Read the other blog articles, on this website. You will see that Time Magazine wrote about Doug Copp and the ‘triangle of Life’, Universities have begun to teach ‘the triangle of life’ as a course for emergency managers…and much more beyond the links that you find listed here.

Doug ‘s life was changed. He was on a mission to stop children from getting under desks. In 2000 he wrote an article for American Guide Magazine.This 5 page – 13 picture article described the triangle of Life and how to collapsed buildings.

Doug posted the article, on his website and was contacted by an unknown reader who asked permission to condense the article into an and send it to some friends. It is conservatively estimated that 1 billion people got that email. It went from family member and friend throughout the farthest corners of the world.
The South African Embassy Newsletter in Hong Kong published the original email.

Pressure was put upon politicians and bureaucrats from Mexico to Iran, from the USA to the United Nations. TV programs featured the triangle of Life, TV commercials were made, supporting the triangle of life

One program produced by CCTV, the Chinese Government Station was broadcast to an initial audience of 500 million people.

The Chinese Government published Doug Copp’s speech to 5 different Government Agencies and distributed it throughout China. http://www.amerrescue.org/chinadocs/beijingdailynews.pdf

The Turkish Federal Government, The City of Istanbul, the University of Istanbul paid for the heavy equipment, provided buildings to collapse and broadcast on Turkish TV and the TV program Real TV a scientific test proving the triangle of life:

Time Magazine wrote an article stating that the United Nations personnel had copied Doug’s Triangle of Life ‘power point presentation and sent it to all the United Nations employees, in Latin America.

United nations TV copied one of Doug’s , translated it into Creole and broadcast it on United Nations TV, in Haiti.

Business and Economy Magazine, the most influential business magazine, in India wrote that the Indian Government Scientists were contacted and they endorsed the triangle of life as a means that individuals can use to earthquakes.

Snob Magazine, the magazine of the oil rich elite, in the Middle East wrote about the triangle of life being necessary for the survival of the ‘richest of the rich’.

Many TV programs have broadcast the triangle of life Information. Here is Doug speaking about the triangle of life on CNN, to 220 countries

You tube videos began to appear endorsing the triangle of life. The Mexican Government, Minister of Civil Defense appears in a Mexican Government, created commercial for Mexican TV.

The Spark Award for International Design was awarded to Yanko Design, for the Triangle of Life Desk. These desks are available, in Hong Kong. http://www.sparkawards.com/Galleries/08_Entries.htm?appid=1291 which have been purchased by the Chinese Government for use in Chinese Schools

; triangle of Life ‘toys’ available in Latin America;

dozens of ‘t of l’ you tube videos ( in many , many languages).You tube videos have been created in many languages..even in spanish sign language

The INSARAG association of Governmental Rescue Teams, from around the world, have been teaching the triangle of life, for 10 years and NASAR, the association of Fire Dept’s and Rescue teams, in America, has been teaching the triangle of Life , for 7 years.
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Click to access Sizeup.pdf

See page 632 in this firefighters manual:

Another firefighter’s manual from United Kingdom mentioning searching survivable voids (top right of page):


Page 7, paragraph 2, of a Pentagon report on the World Trade Towers collapse of 9.11:

Notice in the following link how many times it is mentioned that rescuers search the void spaces for survivors. No mention here of anyone doing Duck, Cover and Hold!

Many rescue teams , from around the world, are supporting the triangle of life. Here is the triangle of Life at GOER, the National Rescue Team of Argentina:

The original email continues to travel the world, in French, German, Arabic, English, Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog, Spanish and more.

An hour long radio Interview with New Zealand concerning the triangle of life took place with Doug the day before this writing.

The Triangle of Life is Spreading Around the World

As the German Philosopher Shopenhauer stated: The path of all truth follows 3 steps. First it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed and Thirdly it is accepted as self evident.

Doug Copp is quoted: “American Insurance Companies continue to violently oppose the triangle of life because surviving school children require compensation for emotional or traumatic injury. Shareholder profits are reduced. Many USA bureaucrats continue to oppose the triangle of life because the insurance companies have told them that their premiums will increase or their coverage will be dropped, if they change to the triangle of life. This is wrong and unacceptable to any decent person. Children’s lives are more important than Insurance Company profits. Does this sound like the truth behind the Health Care Debate, in the USA? It is. Corporate Profit vs. human life”

Read the article (part of a series of 9 articles supporting Doug Copp) as published by the Desert Valley Star , a California newspaper, exposing the malicious lies and attacks against Doug Copp

‘Duck and Cover’ cannot be defended; since, it is nonsense and the “triangle of Life’ is as true and real as gravity; therefore, the only means of protecting corporate greed, at the expense of school children’s lives, has been to attack Doug Copp, personally. As an unpaid volunteer, who has risked his life and dedicated his life, to saving people from disaster, Doug Copp has been defamed and discredited as a ‘knucklehead’, ‘idiot’, ‘criminal’, ‘phony’, ‘fraud’…and worse. Criminal acts have been made against him and his life has been threatened.

Doug Copp’s response: ” I follow my conscience. Their lies are not enough to stop me. They will need to kill me. After my death, I will face God and know that I did everything I possibly could to protect the children. I will have a clear conscience. Period.”

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Doug Copp Helping the Prime Minister to Renegotiate His World Bank Loan

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Doug Copp has worked in many areas of Disaster Mitigation; that you would not readily expect. Doug  was asked by Presidential Chief of Staff, Andrew Card Jr. (via Dr DuPuy), to advise a concerned President  Bush regarding the possibility of the 2001 El Salvador  Earthquake reigniting the social unrest and civil war of the 1980’s. Doug Copp prepared an emergency, extensive and  comprehensive report which was immediately given to President Bush.

Also, in this fax to the Indian PM, Copp advised the PM how he could double his loan and reduce the interest rate of India’s World Bank Debt, following the Gujarat earthquake.

The earthquake, itself killed 100,000 victims, immediately. This was not the greatest fear. This area had an outbreak of the bubonic plague, 4 years before which killed 40,000. Now, with millions of rats eating 100,000 corpses it was feared that the death toll from the plague would be astronomical. Doug was instrumental in the prevention of this bubonic plague outbreak. The Director MD’s of the Federal Government Ministry of Health stated that they expected a minimum of 250,000 lives, to be lost. Doug informed the group, under closed door session; how very strict and precise measures could be undertaken to reduce this number to 0 lives lost. Doug’s detailed mitigation plan was implemented and a minimum of 250,000 lives were saved.

Doug , also, appeared on the front page of the Times of India ( The largest daily circulation of any newspaper, in the world, at 10 million per day), The Mumbai ( Bombay) Times and was interviewd by the BBC Radio to an audience of 115 million listeners, for 15 minutes.

A letter to the PM of India is followed by some images of the newspapers and pictures. Go to http://www.amerrescue.org for more info.

One of the Fax Correspondences, is below:

To: Prime Minister Atal Bihari VajPayee 

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From: Doug Copp // Rescue Chief //  Director of Operations –  Worldwide
Fax: 3016857, 3011156 Pages: 2
Date: Feb 12 /2001
Re: Report on Gujjarat Earthquake, World Bank Issues CC:

Dear Mr. Prime Minister:

As the Rescue Chief of  the most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation organization, in the world ; I was asked by Andrew card Jr. , White House Chief of Staff, to write a report concerning the Earthquake in El Salvador, for president Bush. I thought I would extend the same courtesy, to you, regarding our work and my concerns regarding the Earthquake in Gujarat.

Our team ( India, USA, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Hungary, Russia and Turkey ) arrived in the disaster area from various embarkation points. I personally visited every part of the country affected. Our work was broadcasted on TV via the Government of India Channel, Various other Channels, and European TV, as well as CNN. BBC Radio World Service carried my 15 minute interview to an  audience of 130 million listeners. The various wire services carried articles about ARTi to several thousand newspapers; including, The Times of India and the Bombay Times.

Throughout ALL of these interviews I maintained the theme that the Indian Government was performing an excellent job of Disaster Management . Further, that the International (Western) criticism against the work of GSPC and in particular Sanjay Gupta and Roy Choudhary was wrong. I stated, in no uncertain terms, that these officials were highly intelligent, highly effective individuals. I defied any ‘expert’ of Disaster Management , in the west, to perform 1/5 th as well with the same resources and in the same circumstances.

Report:

Our team saved lives, recovered missing bodies and worked closely with Sanjay Gupta and Roy Choudhary; throughout the disaster mitigation phases. Earlier, I had advised that preparations be made towards the financial mitigation of this disaster. I suggested that the World Bank debt be restructured.

I have a series of meetings, this week, with officials in Gandinager. I have worked at more than 100 major disasters, around the world, for the last 16 years. My experience is that other Governments have been very practical when it comes to the financial mitigation phase of this disaster. Sometimes Governments have made miscalculations in their estimates; for example, in their calculations of the death toll they have omitted the fatalities that occurred to injured victims perishing after the initial occurrence. This reduces the sympathetic political and media considerations which might be to India’s benefit.

Also, in calculating actual losses, many real and justified losses are omitted, in error. I bring this all to your attention with the hope that India will not underestimate the financial and other  losses which are forthcoming from this tragedy.

In the last month, I have appeared on 50+ major networks, 8 TV programs in 100+ countries, several thousand newspapers and BBC World Service ( 7 times ). I intend to gather as much media coverage as possible to gather public sympathy for this terrible tragedy, in India, and a public desire for the World Bank to defer loan Payments and reduce the Interest rate appropriately .  This action will allow India to repair infra-structure, quickly. Hopefully without the necessity of a ‘special earthquake tax’.

I have been received in India in a most kind and considerate manner.  My experience is that the disaster would have been much worse without the gentle, tranquil and good nature of the Indian People.

I remain,

At your service

Doug Copp

Rescue Chief// Disaster Manager

ARTI

The Maharajah Of Kutsch, from Ranjat Palace, also, thanked Doug Copp

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More Draft from a doug copp Book..Read about the CIA at the OK City Bombing.

Doug Copp has been approached, to write a book, many times, over the years. It was not to be. Everytime a book was started a major disaster occurred and the doug went off to save lives. The book kept getting dropped and delayed until 911.

Doug became so injured that he could not speak and had lost all of his memory. The toxins , from under the 911 rubble filled his brain. After 9 years of God’s Blessing, determination and medical treatment doug has recovered greatly; however, he still has cognitive and memory deficiencies from his zenith, prior to 911.

Here is another draft from one of the book attempts:

Working Title

Life is For Living

by Douglas Copp

This book is not just a story about search and rescue or my experiences as the leading search and rescue expert in the world. This book is a story of adventure. Climbing mountains, crossing deserts, working in the Amazon jungle and world travel have become routine to me. Through these adventures, I have faced life, death, horror, anguish, suffering, and the joy of saving lives.

The incident that gave this old warrior a blackout for ten years would send shudders down the neck of the average person. Envision crawling through a crushed maternity ward surrounded by the splattered and smashed remains of newborns… crawling, sliding and inching towards the wailing of a single surviving newborn, all the while suppressing the overwhelming desire to escape or flee from the horror, but sticking it out until the crying baby was brought to safety. These are the stories to be told from disasters that can only be categorized as possibly the world’s most violent outbursts of natural energy.

The story of what goes on behind the scenes provides an unexpected but essential part of the story. Major disasters not only attract rescuers but also a wide variety of other interesting characters and participants. I have met seven presidents and more generals, admirals, federal ministers that I can even recount. I have acquired hundreds of diplomatic letters of appreciation and acknowledgment from around the world. I have flown on Peruvian Air Force One, Russian and United Nations helicopters. I have helped build roads to a collapsed gold mine in the Peruvian Andes.

Life has been a whirlwind of adventure. On several occasions I actually prayed to be bored, nevertheless I can honestly say that I have never been bored for even five minutes in the last thirteen years. My story will tell you why.

Staying Alive

After every disaster I go to the local place of worship whether a mosque, church, synagogue or temple. Each is the same to me because in each I feel the same guiding hand. This has allowed me to find the strength, courage and inspiration to maintain my sanity, to the degree I have, in the midst of thousands who have lost theirs.

I am a survivor of at least fifteen hundred life threatening situations. My nickname, or rescue name, given to me is La Cucaracha, the survivor. The vice president of underwriting at Hartford Life Insurance informed me in 1989 that as far as the insurance company was concerned I had already approached the actuarial certitude of death.

I have faced death. During rescues, there have been at least three occasions when my own skills were exceeded and I expected to die at that instant. Instead I asked God to save me and miracles resulted. I have personally witnessed events that I had always considered the result of imagination and that I never would have believed possible before. Seeing is truly believing. One of the results of my many years of dancing with death is an appreciation that life is for living – now.

Intelligence Operations

Some of the more interesting characters that flock to disasters are members of the various intelligence organizations. They arrive at the major disasters to gather data on how efficiently, effectively and rapidly the country responds to the disaster. They relate this capability to the country’s effectiveness in time of war.

I have had extremely interesting conversations with the KGB, many adventures with the CIA, been the best man at a Cuban Secret Agent’s wedding and spent twenty-four hours a day for two weeks in the company of a Turkish intelligence officer and several soldiers with machine guns.

Very few people are aware that the previous occupation of the chief operations officer for FEMA at the Oklahoma City Bombing was running covert intelligence operations for the CIA during natural foreign disasters. The CIA was very upset with the individual who discovered and exposed their covert military/intelligence activities under the guise of disaster relief to four hundred and fifty United Nation’s Diplomats.

I saw with my own eyes US troops flying into the Earthquake in El Salvador (1986) on disaster relief planes; then being transported by orange school buses with blackened windows to the US Embassy Compound. I witnessed, along with another ARTI (American Rescue Team International) team member, where these troops were later going into battle with full combat gear and camouflage.

All of this happened when a truce had been declared between the warring factions in El Salvador because of the Earthquake and the US congress had prohibited American troops from going to El Salvador. This was part of Ronald Reagan and Olie North’s personal ‘goodwill games’.

I would later run into the same American activities following Hurricane Gilberto in 1989 and in the Earthquake in Costa Rica in 1991. It is interesting to note that the US compound in Belize has two square blocks of fenced area with a huge billboard sign indicating US Aid Office and yet not a single US Aid Officer was to be found within the two square blocks; only CIA officers processing intelligence data for their Central American main headquarters in Costa Rica.

The Obstacles

People might be surprised to know that one of the easiest parts of saving lives is the actual rescue. Politics, jurisdiction and other selfish, egotistical interests are the number one obstacle to saving lives at major disasters. My experiences have been bizarre, unusual, unexpected and shocking not only to myself, but certainly, to the average reader.

It would be hard for an individual to imagine sitting in a room with an Ambassador from South America and listening to the Ambassador thank me for offering to help his people at a time when thirty thousand lives were at stake. A vast landslide made thirty thousand people disappear. How many were dead and how many could be rescued was a matter of conjecture.

However, the fate of these thirty thousand individuals was sealed with the mark of death when the Ambassador informed me that no rescue would be taking place. The oil pipeline distribution system was damaged; the actual loss to the country was around one billion dollars. His government had planned to tell the World Bank that the loss was ten billion dollars. This way they could avoid paying their World Bank loan that year and political corruption could pocket the money.

He said they would not be allowing any international rescuers, national rescuers, local rescuers or any international observers into the area to report on the nine billion dollars discrepancy. Hence, thousands of people had their chance of life taken away from them. They were sentenced to death. After having many similar experiences I came to the conclusion, years ago, that life can be tough.

Good and Evil

Many people are drawn to other’s experiencing suffering and need. The forces of good and evil literally rush into a major disaster, like moths to a candle or the sea crashing in to fill the void after Moses parted the waves.

Can you imagine the combined scream of thousands of victims being crushed to death at the same time or the shrill in the air of lungs smashed as buildings collapse? Imagine hundreds of people standing erect like abandoned, lifeless statues just staring into space in utter and complete shock for days on end. Not moving a hand or a foot. Just staring into space until each drops dead. ? echo “$fontend”; ?>

Minions of the forces of darkness come to major disasters to delight and revel in this suffering. Evil actually does exist in this world. I have seen it and felt it. But the forces of light, openness and good never completely abandon us. At all times we are in the midst of both.

On Easter Sunday, 1992, at the Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Pillar, in Half Moon Bay, California, I had been invited by the priest to say a few words to the congregation to thank them for their kindness.

I had just returned from a training mission throughout Mexico, where I was part of a team driving a mobile rescue school from village to village. These villages were in isolated areas and normally received little attention from the outside world. At each village, we would train the Red Cross and firefighters. Months before the congregation in Half Moon Bay had passed the plate for us. The amount collected was merely a couple of hundred dollars but yet it was extremely helpful.

(Photo Available: Relief Supplies in Mexico)

As I approached the podium, I was very apprehensive to tell the following story. I don’t know whether my apprehension was because of my scientific mind or my fear of being ridiculed or charged with blasphemy in the church.1 But I thought why not take a chance. God was on my side. I stood at the pulpit thanking the congregation for their generosity. I told the story of a building and a miracle that happened to me during the Earthquake in El Salvador, September 1986.

Seeing is Believing

As I spoke to the congregation, I described a terrible image. A city was destroyed. Only four remaining buildings still had electricity: the Presidential Compound, two luxury hotels and the US embassy/military compound. The darkness was complete. For the first time in my life I realized how much the lights of a city brighten up the sky, even from miles away. I saw how dark darkness can be when there is no light for a hundred miles. This was the story of the darkest night of my life.

I was with a group of Salvadorian Green Cross Members, a guerrilla rescue team.2 We were working through the night searching collapsed buildings. An ABC TV film crew accompanied us. The cameraman filmed me as I entered the side of the collapsed building. The footage was later seen on ABC’s World News Tonight and Good Morning America. What the millions of people who saw the footage never saw was what happened on the inside of the collapsed building. That is what I wanted to tell the congregation. What happened on the inside.

(Photo Available: Photo Going Into Collapsed Building)

The building was extremely dangerous. The first three floors were squashed into a four-foot high pile of rubble. Part of the wall had fallen away on the fourth floor, which was now the ground floor. The three floors of building above the fourth floor were still upright, and were being supported by wooden shelving. The wooden shelving around the perimeter of the fourth floor, that had held auto supplies, was now leaning at an angle. Since the structural supports of this building were all broken, this tilted shelving was now holding up tons of concrete.

I slid over the middle shelf, through the hole in the wall and entered the building. The building was so dangerous that members of the Swiss Rescue team had, ten minutes earlier, deserted the area. Since they were afraid to go into the building, I went in by myself.

As I looked around, the floor reminded me of the ribbon candy I had when I was a child. None of it was flat. What remained of the floor was broken, cracked and in waves. About ten feet inside of the building, which now had a ceiling five feet high, was a large teardrop shaped opening in the floor. Inside of this opening was the head and torso of a dead woman. As I stood above her and looked at her, it seemed to me that I was looking at her as if she was lying in a coffin. I decided to search the rest of the building for victims.

Deep inside of the building I was in a heightened state of awareness. I knew, in the back of my mind, that aftershocks were occurring and it would not take much of an aftershock for me to be instantly crushed to death. This was the worst place that I could ever be, so I decided to search for victims as quickly as possible; not wasting a second.

(Photo Available: Inside Collapsed Building)

I went deep inside this abyss nd decided that I would use my Life Locating Device to check for live victims. After using the device there would be three possibilities. First possibility: there is no victim in the immediate area, consequently I can escape immediately. Second possibility: there are only dead victims and it is not a matter of life or death, so I can use the safest means to recover their bodies for their families. The third possibility is that there are live victims in the immediate area; in this case caution is thrown to the wind because they must be rescued before the building totally collapses. The building was very fragile and in a precarious state. It was ready to pancake in an instant. I was hoping I could get out. I wanted to get out.

I was holding a seven cell ‘Mag’ light. A ‘Mag’ light has a solid tubular steel case and is supposed to be indestructible. Normally, I would use a rock or a hammer to tap the rubble in a distinguishable pattern of three hits… pause, followed by three more hits… pause. Victims who hear this loud signal can usually reply faintly or feebly a repeat pattern. The Life Locating Device seismically detects and indicates their exact location.

Thinking the ‘Mag’ light indestructible, (as advertised) I raised it in my hand and hit it against the concrete to make the signal. When it struck the concrete the light extinguished and I was instantly in complete darkness. This “indestructible” flashlight was now broken. The filament inside the bulb had failed and was the limiting factor. I could not move. It was so dark I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face. It was so dangerous that I didn’t dare shift my feet as the remaining three floors of concrete would crash down upon me, squashing me. I couldn’t move.

I lifted my head and leaned back as far as I could toward heaven above and said, “Lord please help me!” All of a sudden everything lit up florescent, transparent, green and blue. I could see everything without any effort. I moved across the broken floor through the building and went to the opening. I slid across the middle wooden shelf to freedom and safety.

Two years after the incident, I recounted this story to a medical scientist. He told me that my will to survive was so strong that my brain had reconstituted the “sense-data-reports” or snapshot images collected from my initial entry into the building. He said my brain reordered or reversed these images and that allowed me to escape from certain death.

The Congregation

So I stood on that pulpit and told the church congregation the entire story of what had happened to me and what the scientist had said. I ended my story by telling the congregation, “I have a different interpretation (from the medical scientist).” Then I simply stepped down from the pulpit and went back to my pew to sit next to my wife.

Afterwards, I did not know what to expect. My stomach was somewhat in knots and my head was lowered. I thought the congregation would either ridicule me for being insane or think that I was being blasphemous in the church on Easter Sunday. I was very apprehensive. All of these thoughts went though my mind in an instant.

Something unexpected happened. The priest, who was a stocky, jovial man, in flowing white robes, seemed to fly down from the pulpit and stood next to me. He arched his back, tilted his whole torso up to heaven as his white robes flared, and with outstretched arms shouted to the congregation, in a voice as loud as he could muster, “See… See… All things are possible with GOD” The congregation, every man, women and child, rose to their feet in unison, clapped their hands and cheered.

I had never seen such an unrestrained outburst at any time in my life and this was happening in church on Easter Sunday. I was happy that I could finally tell my story and that other people could believe in God’s work. This was quite a change from my days at the University studying graduate courses in philosophy and considering myself to be an atheist.

The Other Part of the Story

I had only told the congregation part of the story. This will be the first time I have ever publicly related the events that occurred after I crawled outside from that collapsed building.

After I left the collapsed building, I went for a walk by myself. (I needed to take a few minutes to relax following this harrowing experience.) What happened next was absolutely incredible. I was to experience first hand something, which I never before believed to exist. An experience which I would have thought childish nonsense, but now my eyes were about to be opened, and I would be left with an expanded understanding of the world in which I live. My perception of reality would be forever changed.

As I walked down the street from that collapsed building I was surrounded by devastation on all sides. All the buildings were destroyed. As I have told you, it was very dark. Two blocks away I approached a shopping center.

(Photo Available: Shopping Center)

This was a different shopping center than what might come to your mind. This shopping center was a heap of rubble, with a couple of hundred dead people inside. I was approaching the end of the shopping center where some of the rubble had spread across the sidewalk into the street. There I saw a shadow.

From this night, the darkest night I had ever experienced, it seemed not possible but I saw a shadow. A three dimensional shadow, shaped in the form of a human. I became alert. I felt a surge of energy inside of me. I felt threatened.

Not threatened in the sense that you might feel when attacked by a Doberman Pincher but the alertness as if you were to come upon a Rottweiler, not knowing if he was going to attack or lick your hand or run away. I guess a better way to put it, is I was startled. Like if you were going around a corner and someone else was coming towards you around that corner and you never expected anyone to be there at that same instant, but you run into each other.

This darkened form was leaning over the rubble of this collapsed shopping center. It seemed to be like an insect sucking blood from a victim. I continued to approach it.

Without moving the rest of it’s body it turned it’s head and shoulders to face me and stare me in the eyes. It’s eyes seemed to go on for infinity. They were so dark, so black. It’s eyes were cold, with no remorse. It’s eyes were like a black hole, inside of a shadow in the night. How can I describe it to you? It’s body was like a shadow inside a shadow. I didn’t flinch but instead looked straight back and stared into it’s eyes. At that instant I felt like it was communicating to me telepathically. I understood it to say, “I have come for you, I am taking you”.

I felt a surge of strength or energy like I have never felt before or since in my life. My whole body was taunt. I stepped forward with my left foot firmly placed on the ground. I lifted my right arm with a clinched fist, my muscles were throbbing. I shoved my fist in it’s face and at the top of my voice as my eyes pierced inside of his, I shouted: “Fuck You! You’re NOT taking me. Go fuck yourself! ” At that instant it’s eyes collapsed and it rotated it’s head downward towards the building it had been sucking the life out of, and in a flash, disappeared.

The forces of good and evil come to major disasters on all levels of life and reality. I believe that I caught the ‘Angel of Death’ or ‘Grim Reaper’ savoring in a delight of two hundred victims. What a bonanza for him – two hundred all at once. In one place, at one time, and surrounding him were thousands of souls no longer of this world.

In my life and in the fifteen hundred times I have faced my own death, I do not like to think of myself as a hero. But at that instant of time, when that ‘Angel of Death’ or ‘Grim Reaper’ showed himself to me, I do think upon it with some degree of satisfaction and bewilderment. I think, perhaps, I do have some courage.

Reflecting upon it now I wonder how I will feel when the Grim Reaper comes for me the next time and actually does take me away. In some sense I am living on borrowed time and I hope I use the time wisely. Death ultimately gets us all; we can only hope to escape on a temporary basis.

Dougisms: As Told by Another ARTI Member

Dougisms, named by ARTI member Mary Reigel, are truisms or philosophical truths that are at the same time usually philosophically profound, bizarre and very funny. Mary tells some of these stories and Doug narrates others.

“I didn’t know that clothes were alive.”

The brief explanation is that after Doug had spent nine days standing on top of a collapsed shopping center filled with a couple of hundred decomposing corpses that were cooking in the tropics, the methane gas was so strong it dissolved the fibers in his heavy canvas clothing. Doug’s clothing crumbled in his hands. Holding the crumbled material in his hand, he heard himself say, “I didn’t know that clothes were alive.” Doug had an instantaneous realization that cotton was a plant, even though it was now a shirt, it was still part of a living thing and from such intensive exposure to death, his shirt died. This still amazes Doug and you can hear him say occasionally, “I didn’t know that clothes were alive” when some insight triggers his memory.

(Photo Available: Doug wearing his shirt)

“Don’t Eat the Chicken after a hurricane.”

Following Hurricane Gilberto, Doug was driving through Mexico on his way back to San Francisco, in his standard transmission Audi 5000. Hurricane Gilberto was the most powerful hurricane of modern times with two hundred and twenty mile an hour sustained winds, gust to three hundred miles an hour, causing the entire east coast of Mexico, over a three thousand mile area to be destroyed.

Doug’s passenger was an interesting character. He was part Chinese, Black, Indian and Spanish. He practiced white magic and was a Belizian wood carver. The most important thing is that he could not drive.

Doug had been wet in contaminated water for a month and a half. He had several infections on his legs and feet. Ten large blood blisters the size of silver dollars with pussheads the size of dimes on his legs and one positioned on the bottom of his left foot. His feet were so swollen that even without socks and his shoes stretched open; he could not get them on his feet. Doug had to drive four thousand miles like this.

(Photo Available: Hurricane Gilberto)

Every time Doug pushed on the clutch pedal he felt like screaming in agony. Doug was in a very bad mood and was not pleased that the passenger could not drive. Doug’s sense of humor was very limited.

All along the entire route through the devastated areas of Mexico, were stand after stand after stand of women barbecuing chicken over hot coals. Doug and his passenger were both hungry. However, Doug would say nothing because he was in pain.

The wood carver would plead “Let’s Stop for fry chicken!” Doug would reply “NO, you do not want any fry chicken!” The next stand would go by, the wood carver would say “I want some fry chicken!” Doug would reply “NO, you do not want any fry chicken!”

This went on four or five times. Doug who’d previously informed the wood carver that he should simply listen to what Doug had to say because Doug was the old dog of disasters and Doug was in too bad of a mood to be elaborating to the wood carver. Doug finally said “Okay.”

They stopped at the next “Fry Chicken stand.” The wood carver walked across the road and bought a fry chicken. Doug waited in the car, when the wood carver returned he offered Doug some chicken. Doug replied, “no thank you.”

The wood carver started to eat. After a few minutes Doug asked the wood carver “Does the chicken taste different?” The wood carver replied ” Yes, kind of.” Doug said, “that is because the hurricane killed all (of) the chickens two weeks ago. There is no refrigeration and all the women are frying their chickens, waiting for a sucker to come by who will buy their dead, rotten chicken!”

The wood carver spit the chicken out of his mouth, stuck his head out of the window and shoved his finger down his throat. He never questioned Doug again!

(When the scene got tough on the Peruvian disaster relief mission February 1998, Doug told me to do exactly what he said to do and not bother to question him, and I followed his directions. Later he told me the “Don’t Eat the Chicken after a hurricane” story.)

“Just because the road appears to be there doesn’t mean it really is.”

In the middle of the night, Doug was driving with a carload of Costa Ricans from a giant landslide, which the British and Swiss teams had refused to work, stating that it was two dangerous and too complicated. Doug and his buddies had just finished doing this impossible work and were on their way to stop a severely cracked dam from bursting and destroying a town.

The damage was caused by an Earthquake and they were rushing to repair it before it burst. They were driving eighty miles an hour in complete darkness on a lonely country road. Their lights were on high beam and they could see the white lines down the center of the road. They appeared to be unbroken as far as they could see.

All of sudden they found themselves traveling eighty miles an hour, ten feet high in the air. The earthquake had cut straight across the highway and dropped the highway ten feet. But from their perspective, the white line still lined up. They could not tell that the highway was damaged until they were flying.

They were in the air long enough to talk to each other. Doug remembers saying “Holy Shit… what happened to the road?” and he said to the driver “I hope you have your pilot’s license!”

They hit the road and bounced several times in the air and never even slowed down. They continued racing to the dam, however, Doug told me he was concentrating very strongly on the road ahead and was glad that he had such a good driver. “I had a lot of adventures with this guy.” …more stories to come.

(I have learned not to make too many assumptions about things. The one time I did during an international mission Doug said to me, “Mary, just because the road appears to be there doesn’t mean it really is.” I asked him what he meant, hence, he told me this story.)

“Secret agents don’t like to have their pictures taken.”

Doug met a Cuban Secret Agent in Central America. This agent’s cover was manager of a hotel, which was owned by the agent’s fianc‚e. Doug is non-political in nature and tries to get along with everybody and he made friends immediately with this guy. In fact, the Cuban agent told Doug that “some people take a long time to make friends, but I know right away. I can trust you.”

There are quite a few interesting stories of adventures with this character. Including this agent asking Doug to watch his child for a moment. He watched his friend walk behind a building. Doug couldn’t stop himself and with child in hand, he peeked around the corner. Doug saw this Cuban agent with a stack of cash, a foot and a half high, paying off somebody. Doug realized he didn’t want to know the details and quickly moved away from the building.

The following story, is being told in Doug’s own words, as another lesson in the intrigues of foreign disasters, and how you may never quite know what is going on:

My friend, the Cuban Secret Agent asked me to be his best man at his city hall wedding. His wife to be had asked me to take lots of pictures of the ceremony. I said, “sure no problem.” I took three rolls of pictures. I told her that when I returned to San Francisco I would have the film developed and send her the photos.

I returned to San Francisco, I took the film to be developed and when I picked it up not a single photo resulted. All the pictures had been exposed.

(No Photo Available)

It didn’t take a second for me to figure it out, as I chuckled to myself and remembered a causal remark that my Cuban friend had made while he was relaying a story to me.

He told me how Mexican Intelligence had captured him. While torturing him they broke his jaw; he lost his hearing, in his right ear, and they used electrodes on the unmentionables. He told me that the Mexican Intelligence had done this as a favor for the CIA and later they let him go because the Mexicans really weren’t interested in him, for their own self-interest.

To look at this Cuban Secret Agent you would never know that he had been tortured. He had creases in his pants like razor blades, not a wrinkle I could ever see on his clothes. His shoes were always shined, and never was there a hair out of place. He marched when he walked! His wife was extremely attractive, very beautiful and he was handsome. You would never think that this image of perfection would have been tortured.

After telling me this story he causally remarked “I don’t like having my picture taken.” So in San Francisco, after I picked up the exposed film of his wedding, it all dawned on me: My friend, the Secret Cuban Agent, whose cover was manager of the hotel, had used his room key to enter my room, expose my film and then rewound it again. Result – no pictures.

I have remembered this story with humor over the years. Later on in Turkey on a wilderness search and rescue for a missing American, I remembered and played a childish prank on the Chief CIA officer in Turkey. I took his picture several times, knowing that under the circumstances he couldn’t refuse the group picture.

He squirmed whenever I took his picture like a little boy with ants in his pants. I could imagine him swearing at me out of the corner of his mouth. I never did use the pictures; I destroyed them. But the CIA agent was a loud mouth arrogant jerk and I enjoyed teasing him.

“Only the CIA can have these maps”

Here is another story Doug told me about making assumptions:

Please bear in mind that one of my best friends is a retired CIA agent. So I don’t hate the CIA in general. Only assholes in particular.3

This CIA agent was sitting at a table in the garden of our hotel in Southern Turkey. We were using this hotel as our base of operation for the successful search for this missing American. Local authorities, the US government and the Turkish Army had spent the last five and a half months looking for him. The agent was a little bit peeved that we found the missing American’s remains on our first day.

On our table was a satellite photograph taken by a newly launched Canadian satellite, not yet officially inaugurated, showing incredible detail of the search area.

The CIA agent shouted, “only the CIA can have these maps.” To which I calmly replied they were taken by the Canadian government and although the United States government has restricted them to the CIA, the Canadian Government decided to give them to us.

I explained, “We are an international organization and you have no jurisdiction over what the Canadian government decides to do.” He turned beet red, shut his mouth, sat back in his chair and bit his lip.

He really hated my guts. Especially after I had the hotel wake him up at four o’clock in the morning to give him a package containing a bathing suit which was left by one of the embassy secretaries. The note informed him that the secretary had asked if he could return it with him. He didn’t like being woken up at four o’clock in the morning to open a brown paper parcel, to be asked to be the delivery boy for a secretary’s bathing suit. (I thought why should he sleep? He is getting paid big money, to do nothing and here I am wrapping up my workday at 3:30 AM.)

‘Duck and Cover’ Really is ‘Duck and Splatter’

Surviving collapsed buildings is something Doug has experience with. He has crawled inside more that eight hundred collapsed buildings, surviving three buildings collapsing on top of him. Hence, one of the major activities of both ARTI and Doug, when not actually rescuing people, is to teach people appropriate disaster response procedures and rescue.

Doug has changed the policy of earthquake victim response in many countries. On a continuous basis you can hear Doug on the radio or watch him on television programs like Real TV, the Learning Channel, Discovery Channel or HBO. He explains that most people die when buildings collapse and in most cases simple knowledge would have saved their lives.

In 1996, Doug collaborated with the federal government of Turkey, the University of Istanbul, the City of Istanbul, the Turkish Rescue Team “AKUT” and the Turkish Television Production Company ‘Case Productions’; to create a scientific test to clearly illustrate the process involved in building collapse. A school and a home were filled with typical furniture and twenty mannequins. The building was structurally weakened and prepared to collapse exactly as it would during an Earthquake. This entire process was filmed.

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Doug with ARTI members of the AKUT team in Turkey

After the building was collapsed, Doug and the AKUT rescue team crawled inside the buildings to film the results. The ten dummies that followed the “duck and cover” method were squashed or splattered when the building crushed the desks and beds they were under. Three of the dummies also had their heads chopped off. The teacher under the desk was chopped into three pieces.

Of the ten mannequins that followed the “Triangle of Life” method, nine were completely untouched. The tenth was struck in the leg by a five pound piece of sheet rock. It is expected that this would have resulted in a bruise if the mannequin had actually been a human being.

The method invented by Doug called the “Triangle of Life” explains that triangles are voids that are formed next to crushed objects. If you are in that void or “Triangle of Life” you will survive because you’re not crushed like you would be if you got under something, like a desk or bed, that was crushed.

(People who read this book will clearly understand how the “Triangle of Life” method can save their life.)

Conclusion

There are many more stories that will be told. The above is merely a sampling of the way my life has been. I thank the Lord for allowing me to live. I have no regrets and I am profoundly grateful that I have been able to live such an interesting and useful life.

Short Biography: Douglas F. Copp

Douglas F. Copp is the Rescue Chief/ Executive Director/Founder of the world’s most experienced Rescue Team, The American Rescue Team International (ARTI) and it’s International Disaster Mitigation Group (IDMG). This team is made up of volunteers from around the world.

Mr. Copp is reported to be the most experienced, knowledgeable individual in the world, regarding a multitude of skills dealing with natural and man-made disasters. He has firsthand knowledge of phenomenon, such as, landslides, mud slides, rock slides, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, explosions, toxic clouds, firestorms, floods, water disasters and mine collapses.

At age 19, Copp worked at a German Think Tank. In this guarded compound with 295 Ph.D.’s, he helped to develop the design and construction of an electronic trigger for a laser satellite. At this young age he had NATO Security Clearance and had completed his requirements for ‘Praktikant’ under the German University system.

Since then Mr. Copp has enjoyed a lifetime of dynamic challenges. He was an undercover policeman in Canada, his country of origin. At 21 years, he built his first home and at 34 years he designed and constructed a thirty-five foot sailboat, which he now uses as his office. In addition, he is the responsible managing officer and license holder for a nationwide demolition company.

In 1989-90 he was given the prestigious position of UNX051 with the United Nations International Emergency Network. As such he was given unique access to the United Nations computer banks.

His work has taken him to most of the major disasters throughout the world for the last thirteen years. This includes incidents like the explosion in Oklahoma City, the Occupation of the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Peru and the Kobe Earthquake. In Latin America, his nickname is La Cucaracha because of his reputation of being able to navigate, search, rescue and survive devastating earthquakes.

Mr. Copp has earned the respect of various dignitaries from many different countries, including several Presidents. This is due to his knowledge and observable humanitarian efforts. Because of this, he is often put in charge of a stricken nation’s resources in order to increase the survivability of the victims. Key to Copp’s contribution is his routine commitment to give training to the major rescue teams of the country in which he is providing aide.

Currently, Copp is in the process of patenting and licensing three of Copp’s inventions… a device which will locate a victim trapped within a very large collapsed building, in less than five minutes; a device which makes solid rock acoustically transparent for several hundred feet for finding victims trapped in collapsed mines; and a device which finds dead people in collapsed buildings, landslides and underwater.

Copp has been in at least 1,500 life threatening circumstances; including, crawling inside of 800+ collapsed buildings. Although the death rate is extremely high for this work and he has been in charge of some sites with more than 300 workers, not one single individual, under his charge, has ever been killed or had an injury.

Over 80 international lectures and trainings to date, on a wide variety of topics

He is the creator of the ‘Triangle of Life’ survival method which is being adopted throughout the world to take survival from the current 2% during building collapse to a general 75% level.

He has made 2 training films… ‘Urban Heavy Rescue’ that explains the complete rescue at a 30 story collapsed concrete building (actual footage of my working at 9 major disasters). ‘Disaster Management: Kobe, The Inside Story’ explains many management procedures.

1 See Douglas F. Copp Short Biography

2 I was in charge of the rescue at the Presidential compound and the guerrillas had taken me there. That is another story of how I convinced the guerrillas to take me to rescue their archenemy.

3 Sometimes I have to shake my head at myself, like the time I grabbed President Durate by the shirt collar and stuck my finger in his face. I told him that he had better follow my instructions or a great many people were going to die. This was at the Presidential compound in the middle of a revolution. It is much to President Napoleon Durate’s credit that instead of becoming angry he actually followed my instructions. He is dead, now. I remember him as one of the best leaders I have ever met. He was a good man.

Years later I asked Jeff Cree, the camera man for ABC news, if he had seen me grab the president. He responded “See it? I filmed it!” (Photo Available: ABC) It is not always easy being the conservative, reasonable side of Doug Copp’s psyche. Sometimes, I shake my head in amazement.

Copyright 1999 Douglas F. Copp phone/fax: 510.523.5493 page 11″

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Desert Star Article Doug Copp Survival Tips Part 2

Please follow the url to go to the Desert Star website and read the original article:

http://www.mstand.com/issue/20187/7

You should, also, read part 1 of Doug Copp’s Survival Tips, in this blog.

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Newspaper Report of Doug Copp’s Survival Tips (part 1)

This is a 2 part publication of my 30 Q and A’s to give you a rapid understanding of earthquakes and how to survive them. It is part of an expanded 8 part series regarding myself, Doug Copp; the triangle of life; exposing Thompson Lang ( The enemy of our volunteer rescue team) as one of the most evil men, in America; and a thorough understanding of earthquake survival.

You will be amazed at how former mysteries and complicated scientific analysis is really very simple, to understand.

Go here to visit The Desert Valley Star , November 18, 2010 issue

http://www.mygazines.com/issue/19814/7

and read Carol Camelot’s publication of my 30 Q and A’s ( condensed version, first installment).

You can go to

http://www.amerrescue.org ,

scroll down the home page and find the entire 30 Q and A’s; as well as, watch the accompanying video. See for yourself what actually happens when buildings collapse and read testimonials of actual survivors using the triangle of life. The testimonial of these 3 children who survived by the triangle of life will tell you, firsthand, that ALL their friends were killed because of duck and cover.

Here they are, copied from the ARTI website:

30 Questions and answers that go with the video:

1) Q : Why is ‘it” called the triangle of life?
A: If you look closely at collapsed buildings either in pictures or on TV you will rapidly discover that you see ‘triangular spaces’ formed throughout collapsed structures. It is as natural and normal as gravity or the ‘shape of snowflakes’. They are formed everywhere around objects when buildings collapse.

2) Q: Why has it taken Doug Copp 23 years to eliminate Duck and Cover?
A: If Galileo could come back from the dead he would ask why some people still believe that the earth is the center of the universe, the world is flat, people should be ‘bled’ to allow demons to escape from the body and man never landed on the moon.

As Schopenhauer, the German Philosopher, said: ‘The path of all truth is first to be ridiculed, secondly to be violently opposed and thirdly to be accepted as ‘self-evident’.

3) Q: What are the 15 safest places to be in an earthquake? (The places most people survive.)
A: 1) Outside in the middle of a field where nothing can fall on top of you.
2) Outside in the middle of the street where falling glass can’t reach you.
3) On a seismic resistant platform such as a boat.
4) On the top floor of a wooden building.
5) On the top floor of a concrete building
6) in the space between 2 large objects (between twin beds, between 2 cars, between 2 rows of desks).
7) Next to an office bank vault or stack of paper.
8) Next to a squashed vehicle
9) At the foot of a bed
10) In front of a hotel lobby counter or bar counter.
11) In front of a sofa.
12) Next to Kitchen Cabinets
13) Next to a big bulky object like a piece of machinery, fridge, stove.
14) Next to a large carrying beam
15) In the subterranean exterior perimeter of a building.

4) Q: Where are the 15 deadliest places to be in an earthquake? (The places where most dead victims are recovered from or simply the most lethal.)
A:
1) Under an object that gets squashed (like a desk, car, bed)
2) Inside of an object that gets squashed (like a car)
3) On top of an object that gets squashed (like a bed or sofa)
4) Inside of an elevator
5) On stairs.
6) More than 10 ft away from the outside of a building and on the ground floor
7) In a brick building less than 10 ft from the outside wall.
8) In a doorway of a collapsed building.
10) On the ground floor of any building.
11) Under a carrying beam.
12) Under an object with a high center of gravity that fell over in the earthquake (like a fridge.
13) The middle decks of highway overpasses.
14) Places that catch fire after collapsing.
15) Places with toxins, chemicals and gases that collapse.

5) Q: What is frequency of moment?
A: This convoluted term is meant to explain the resultant third force from 2 objects which are swinging out of synch with each other. If the swinging lasts long enough and the force of the earthquake is strong enough then the smaller object will break into pieces at the joints and collapse( such as, stairs moving out of synch with the rest of the building.)

6) Q: What do I do in a multi-story building?
A: Be calm; lay down, in a fetal position next to a bed or sofa. When the earthquake has stopped and the building has not collapsed DO NOT MOVE! DO NOT GO TO THE STAIRS! Wait until all the panicked people have fled down the stairs. If the stairs haven’t collapsed under all the combined weight of panicked, fleeing people then you know that they will be safe for you to go on. If you can, then wait for an expert to inspect the stairs before putting weight on them.

7) Q: What do I do in a basement?
A: Basements are relatively safe if you are near the outside perimeter of the subterranean area. The center of the basement area is very unsafe. Typically the walls fall outward and downward until the forces reach the subterranean area. At this point the lateral force is stopped by bedrock and is reflected inward. For example: The outside perimeter under the World trade Center had huge voids where thousands of people would have been safe; whereas, the center core area was so pulverized that it crushed the subway car to an inch thick. You can see this video at http://www.amerrescue.org

8) Q: What do I do on a highway?
A: Pull your car to the side of the road. Do NOT stop under an overpass or something that can fall on your car.

9) Q: What about the glass windows in a multi-story building?
A: Typically, glass is NOT a problem for the people inside the building. (It is like bursting a blown-up paper bag.) The glass blows outward as the air pressure inside of the building increases at the same time as the volume of the space decreases. If you are outside of the building then you should run away from the building into the middle of the street.

10) Q: Where is the deadliest place to be?
A: Most dead people are found squashed under a desk.

11) Q: How dangerous is it to search a collapsed building?
A: According to OSHA: 60% of ‘rescuers’ are killed going into their first confined space rescue.

12) Q: What are the 10 most important things that I really need in a safety kit? Which are NOT usually found in a emergency kit.
A:
1) Chlorine to purify drinking water (usually there is lots of water; however, it is contaminated from sewer lines and water lines leaking and mixing together.). or O3 Liquid Oxygen purification and energizing and immune system booster drops.
2) Garbage bags (to use to protect your valuables, to cut out arm holes to make a raincoat, to keep your food safe from the weather and rats.)
3) 50 ft of nylon rope (to use to make a tent and other uses)
4) Plastic tarps (to protect your valuables, and to make a tent)
5) A Swiss Army Knife with lots of tools.
6) LED flashlight.
7) A hand crank generating radio,
8) Energy bars in sealed bags
9) Baby wipes.
10) Emergen’c’ powered multi-vitamin and mineral powders.

13) Q: Where is the best place to put an earthquake kit?
A: 1) On the roof of your house in a safe box.
2) In the trunk of your car
3) In a shipping container in the middle of your corporate workplace parking lot.

14) Q: What about books falling on you?
A: In 23 years I have never heard of a single individual getting killed by a falling book.

15) Q: What about ceiling fixtures falling on you?
A: They typically stay attached to the ceiling and don’t fall away.

16) Q: Who will come to save my family in a major disaster?
A: 1) You. You care more for and will do more for your family than anyone else will.
In a major disaster the local ‘forces’ are overwhelmed. Do you really expect FEMA to save you?

17) Q: How do people get injured after the earthquake?
A: By falling objects. Solution: spend as much time looking up to see what is above you as you do walking over the rubble and looking at your feet.

18) Q: What do I do after a major earthquake stops?
A: Get ready for the next aftershock. Get in a safe place and stay safe.
Never go back inside of a building until 2 weeks-4 weeks after the initial earthquake.

19) Q: What do rescuers do when a major earthquake occurs?
A: 1) Think about their family.
2) Think about their duty to others.

20) Q: What type of structure is immune from earthquake collapse?
A: None.

21) Q: How come nobody told us to stop going under doorways?
A: If somebody who had been telling you to go under doorways actually told you not to do it anymore then they would have to admit that they made a mistake and expose themselves to liability.

22) Q: What happens when schools collapse?
A: The legs snap when the ceiling falls on the desks. The ceiling doesn’t break up because there are so many points of support. The ceiling stays intact and the weight snaps all the legs. You are left with rows of crushed desks and rows of wide open aisles to be safe in and escape to the outside by crawling through.

23) Q: How do I understand what an earthquake is?
A: Think of an earthquake as 2 extremely large misshapen and rough edged objects sliding past each other.. Sometimes they get ‘hooked’ or caught up together until the forces pulling one object and pushing the other object make them break free. This built up force that is released is the initial earthquake. The forces which continue until the ‘rough’ area has been completely cleared are aftershocks. Remember an earthquake is NOT a single seismic event. It is a period of time ( usually less than a month) when you can have hundreds if not thousands of aftershocks. Most of these aftershocks are tiny; however, you can have a larger aftershock than the initial earthquake. Stay outside and safe. Go on vacation.

24) Q: How do I understand the ‘force’ of an earthquake?
A: There are many hundreds of elements which determine how much force an earthquake will actually bring to your structure. A smaller magnitude earthquake can cause more damage than a larger magnitude earthquake if the smaller earthquake is closer to you or not as deep. Earthquakes under the Ocean have a lot of their energy absorbed by the Ocean itself. The type of soil is very important and the underground formations can cause earthquake energy to be amplified or even deflected from your area. I could write a book on this.

26) Q: What about terrorist explosions?
A: The survivors are found in survivable voids (triangles of life) on the opposite side of the objects as the blast center.

27) Q: What about collapsed buildings in landslides?
A: If the building is collapsed and covered by the dirt or rocks of a landslide then you will survive in the same triangle of life or survivable voids; however, you must have air to breath. Plumbing pipes and other conduit can provide Oxygen to the victims trapped inside of the landslide; however, it is much more difficult for the rescuers to locate entry points into the buried ruble. You can see video of Doug Copp searching inside of collapsed buildings buried under a landslide at http://www.amerrescue.org

28) Q: What is the most important thing for a ‘rescuer’ to have after a major earthquake?
A: Have piece of mind that your family is safe because you told everyone about the triangle of life and the things you learned from this video, power point presentation and manual. This is necessary in order to do your duty to others than your family.

29) Q: What is the most important thing a survivor or rescuer needs immediately before and after a major earthquake?
A: Before: Purchase a ‘Quake Alarm’ device which does for earthquakes what smoke detectors do for fires. It will give you enough warning of an earthquake for you to take action to save your life. It sounds the alarm as a result of the non lethal pre-destructive waves; thereby, warning you before the building starts to collapse. For less than $20, it has already saved the lives of an entire school of children. http://www.amerrescue.org After: Proper attitude: Be calm, be patient, be focused and pay attention (This is just the beginning of the ordeal.)

30) Q: What is the most important thing that you have learned from your experiences at major disasters throughout the world?
A: All people look the same when they are squashed under a desk.

 

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Rough Draft of Chapter 22 written 2003

Doug Copp, in GOOD HEALTH before he got poisoned at 911

chapter 22                   11 September 2001

THIS CHAPTER IS IN OUTLINE FORM

This is a rough draft of Chapter 22 of my book. The book includes behind the scene ‘real life dramas’ of espionage ( most national rescue teams have intelligence officers implanted into their team) , murder ( Can you think of a better time to murder someone than a major disaster with 100,000 bodies needing to be buried immediately and all resources are overwhelmed), the FBI looting at 911, FEMA using it’s Fairfax County ( CIA) Rescue Team for covert military intelligence operations, the Yakusa or Japanese Mafia being the only source of water, food and blankets (in Kobe Earthquake). I have been there. I have seen it and I don’t have the good sense or sense of preservation to keep my mouth shut…here is a little bit of 911 info that wasn’t made public….

Remember I said earlier that 60% of people die in their first confined Rescue, and that I had been inside 894 collapsed buildings? Well, there will never be an 895th, because building number 894 broke my back, and left me dying by slow degrees. I met my nemesis on September 11th, 2001. The World Trade Center has, in all probability, killed me. My doctors are astonished that I have survived this long.

I was living in New Mexico, so for me it was 7.15 am when the first tower got hit. I did not have the TV or radio on: I had no idea it was happening, until I got a phone call. 1

The more bizarre your life, the harder it is to introduce yourself to people. For me, that makes introductions damn near impossible. But the impossible is what I have done every day for the best part of twenty years, so what the hell, here goes.

My name is Doug Copp. I am generally considered to be the most experienced Rescue person in the world. What I do is this: whenever there is a serious large-scale disaster somewhere in the world, I find a way to get to it – somehow, anyhow – and when I am there, I try to save lives. I find survivors, and I pull them out. At least, I used to; but since the World Trade Centre I can barely even walk across my bedroom. I started in Rescue in 1985, and since then I have saved lives at more than a hundred major disasters around the world. My Rescue Name – the name given to me by my fellow rescue workers –  is la Cucaracha, the Cockroach. They call me that because I can crawl into the wreckage of any ruin building, and because they think I am impossible to kill. Until recently, I believed them9-11, it was looking like they might even be right – and there were statistics to back me up.

The proof is in the numbers: 60% of all rescuers who go inside a collapsed building to search for survivors never come out again. More than half of all rescuers who go in, are killed in their first attempt. Knowing the statistics, very few rescuers ever take that first risk. Fewer still will risk it a second time – and there are only three or four rescuers in the world who have been inside ten collapsed buildings or more. I personally have crawled inside eight hundred and ninety-four. That is around eight hundred and fifty more collapsed buildings than any other human being on the planet.

I have wrestled more than three hundred people away from certain, gruesome death in the aftermath of major disasters. The team I put together has saved several hundred more. Plus, if you count lives saved through education, prevention, and the fact that my team stopped dead an outbreak of bubonic plague after a quake in India, then I reckon that between us around a hundred and twenty-five thousand people who are alive today would otherwise have died. That is a lot of people. It turns out that I have a gift for rescue. I discovered that gift by accident, and I have used it – because if I do not, then no one will – and people will die who could be saved. I do Rescue because I can, and because others cannot. There is a need I can fill: I fill it. A hundred and twenty-five thousand lives saved indirectly, or three hundred directly, take your pick. Either way, what could possibly be more important?

But there is one life I may have failed to save: my own. I am dying – or perhaps just barely surviving, I still do not know which. It has been this way for almost two years. My doctors are all astonished I am alive at all; they all assure me that it is just a matter of time. At the World Trade Centre, the Cockroach finally met its match.

Actually, in one way, I was dead already. At least, that is what Hartford Life Insurance told me. In 1989, my fourth year in Rescue, I approached them about life insurance. I had just got remarried, and I wanted to make sure Paulina would have a secure future despite the dangers of my work. They patiently explained that they were always prepared to quote a price wherever there was a quantifiable risk – a chance of death and a chance of survival – but according to their analysis, I should already have died, within two months of my first Rescue job.  From their point of view, there was no risk involved at all – I had long-since passed the point of actuarial certitude of death. For me, the extra fourteen years I have has since then are pure bonus.

And fuck death anyway. I have faced death before. Death is an old friend. We have seen a lot of each other over the years. At those same disasters where I saved the lives I saved, there was death almost beyond measure. Six hundred and fifty thousand people have died in the buildings and cities I have crawled through. I have not just seen dead people – I have seen Death itself. I know Death. Death holds no fear for me at all. And, in any case, a sick Cockroach is not the same thing as a dead Cockroach. On my good days I still think that just maybe I can even get out of this one alive.

But it is the bad days that have made me want to write my story down. On the bad days I cannot even suck in enough air to sit upright. On the bad days, the deadness in my legs spreads up across my back and fans out into my arms, and eventually even my fingertips are numb. There are days – weeks, months – when pain clamps itself hard across my skull and I can feel myself fading. Sometimes, I am almost tempted to let go. These are the days that make me want to tell my story.

You see, I don’t see why I should stop saving lives just because I am probably dying. There are things I can tell you, things that could one day save your life. Disasters do happen, after all; and there are things you should know. For example: never duck and cover during a quake; it will almost certainly kill you. Did you know that? I bet you were taught exactly the opposite.

And there are people I need to warn you about, too. Many of those who flock to the scene of a disaster are profoundly evil. As you would expect, any large-scale disaster is horrific. There is chaos, a stink of death so you thick you can barely breathe, desperate survivors searching for their loved ones in a sea of chaos. There is rot, rats, corpses everywhere, shit flowing freely through the wreckage from ruptured sewers. The aftermath of disaster is a meaningless mangle of concrete and ripening pestilence.

But all that physical horror is trivial: the real horror at any large-scale disaster is less tangible. It is the horror not of natural forces, but of political ones.

When America sends a government rescue crew to help with a disaster in another country, it is members of their internal disaster agency FEMA… Except that, if you care to check, you will discover that FEMA has never heard of these people – these are people who are not even rescue engineers at all. In fact almost every country that sends a Rescue team sends mostly spies. I mostly do not care about this – after all, if they are actually doing the Rescue work that needs doing, then who cares if they are spying in their spare time? Some of my best friends are spies from various Rescue teams, and it does not bother me, why should it? But the Americans do not bother with Rescue at all. The American spies neatly peg out the area they are supposed to be searching – and then they disappear into the night. They will not even let anyone else attempt Rescue work on their patch, because it would show up the fact that they are not doing any; if you are alive under the rubble in the patch allocated to the American FEMA team, you are going to die – you are going to die – because they will not even try to find you. The CIA is not interested in lives, it is interested in how countries respond to chaos and emergency. In the name of the American people, these Americans let people die – this, from a country which they regularly ask God to bless… Well, I hope God has a sense of humour.

There is more. I have seen a country’s president halt all rescue efforts for five hours until the media were there to film him walking through the area caring; his own citizens were dying right under his feet – for a photo opportunity[1]. I have seen Japanese bureaucrats prevent foreign teams from doing rescue work, because they wanted the credit to go to their own team – and by the time that team arrived, all that was left to pull from the ground was corpses. I have seen FBI investigators looting stores after the World Trade Centre disaster. I have seen the greed of the American Red Cross kill people – they used vitally needed respirators as fund-raising props while half a mile away Rescue workers were suffocating in toxic smoke.

And I have seen another president[2] announce that the American people are forever in the debt of those who risked their lives in the aftermath of 9-11, in the hope of saving others. Debt? I am bankrupt! I am dying! And it took them a whole year just to issue the form to apply to the 9-11 fund; and when it arrived it was a pile of paper six inches thick, requiringrequired $250,000 of expensive depositions from doctors, lawyers, economists – and a stamina that is generally kind of hard to find while you are busy dying. It took me five months to complete enough of it to apply for an emergency medical payment. As I write, they still have not actually got around to looking at the submission. Debt?! I wish I could laugh at that – or shout – but my lungs are too fucked. Not to mention my liver, my kidneys, my eyes and my broken spine.

I have debts. I owe my doctors tens of thousands. I owe my lawyers. I owe rent, I owe the supermarket for the food I eat. I have to take a hundred and twenty-five separate medications every day just to have a chance of seeing tomorrow – and that costs me $3,000 a month. It is all money I do not have, because while I was even half-alive I put every penny I ever earned into Rescue. Debt?!! Hey, Dubya, come live with me for a week; because right now you do not even know the meaning of the word.

OK, so I think we have probably established that I am a tad bitter. Who would not be? But the bitterness is only partly from self-pity. True, the neglect of people like George Dubya Bush is helping to kill me, and that does tend to piss me off; but I am mostly bitter for all the lives these people could have saved – could still be saving – but choose not to.

Disasters have a kind of magnetism to them. They draw both good and evil things towards them. In my life in Rescue, I have seen miracles many times – and just as often, I have seen monsters. In the aftermath of any great disaster, when the normal rational world is in ruins, dark souls appear – and they revel in the destruction and the pain and the endless, overwhelming despair. But in twenty years of Rescue, I have met very few ordinary people. I have yet to meet anyone who has not actually been at a disaster who can grasp what it is really like: how intense, mystical, nonsensical, horrifying, and downright funny a massive disaster can be. Laughter and near-mystical experiences and horror are strange bedfellows: I think perhaps they are the only things in a shattered world that remind you that you truly are still human. So if anything in these pages seems strange, or so comic or so obscene that you cannot quite accept it, please remember: my only reason for writing this book is to tell the truth. And the truth of my life has been so strange that I could never have invented it.

This is the story of a life spent saving lives – and of how saving lives has killed me. I hope it will be an education and a warning. For me, it begins one night in Mexico City in 1985, in a primary school.


2

At least, it had been a primary school until just over a day ago. Now, it was just a pile of rubble, two hundred feet across, perhaps eight feet high at its tallest point. Each storey was pancaked down to two feet, a four-storey school collapsed into an eight foot sandwich. Three hundred kids in there, the French guy who brought me here had said. So I asked him if he thought we’d save many. He stared at me. Then he laughed.

Whatever it had originally been, now it was just a mangle. Slabs of concrete eight feet across at crazy angles. Boulders of concrete, concrete grit, grey concrete dust coating everything in a slippery film that clogged your eyes and choked you. Tangled shards of metal window frames, shattered chair legs, tiles, glass that had shattered into powder. The moonlight smeared it all to grey and black.

In the middle of it two slabs had collapsed together to form a triangle, maybe two feet high and one and half wide, a gaping triangle in all the grey, blacker than the darkest moon-shadows. This was the moment I had to choose: die inside there – 60% die their first time in, Doug, that’s more than half of them, Doug, don’t do this, Doug – or else stay safe, but die somewhere inside myself.

As I walked towards that gap, the world slowed down. It was just me and this building, the slow crunch of my boots in the rubble, the black hole waiting for me. I was scared. There was fear in my mouth. It was in there with the concrete dust, caked, packed-in, dry. This building could kill me. So I let my legs do the walking while my thoughts had the debate.

Hey, Doug, you’re not serious, right? Right, Doug?… Doug?

Crunch.

I gotta do it.

Yeah, but we’re gonna die.

Gotta do it.

You’re gonna die, Doug.

Crunch.

Dead anyway. If I don’t. Dead inside.

But you got a life.

Lucky me, right?

A good one. What about Natasha?

Hey, I care…

Crunch.

You don’t. You can’t.

I do. For real.

You’re insane, dead man.

Crunch.

I’m scared…

Oh, you’re scared?

Crunch.

I’m scared. Oh God…

Crunch.

How could the French guy be so sure anyway? Maybe there was someone alive. I mean, that was the whole point. It was why I had come to Mexico while everyone else fled the chaos and the aftershocks. I had to go in there: it was why I was here.

60%, Doug. Just walk away. Just leave, Doug, we can do that.

Dead inside… Remember?

I freely admit that I was scared as all hell. There was this huge split inside me: one half had all the purpose and determination, and the other half was absorbed in a reality-check – aware of the insane risk, worried how this would affect my daughter Natasha, my girlfriend, me… And if I let that part come inside a collapsed school with me, ‘he’ would get us both killed without a doubt. So what I did that day is what I have done every time since: I temporarily ignored the part of me that held all the fear, the part of me that is beset by care, horror, imagination, love… Because to rescue effectively, you have to become a kind of machine; that is the only way you can function. And if you fail to function, you die, and you take with you whoever you were trying to save. The only thing that has saved me all these years is Purpose.

Don’t, Doug. Listen –

I leaned forward, settled onto my elbows and knees, and snaked in between the slabs, my shirt and jeans slithering on grit and fine dust.

*

I made my first turn before my feet were even inside. A jagged edge of a slab stuck out at me at an angle, with twisted ends of steel bar sticking out from it. I shifted my torch to my mouth, kinked my upper body round to the left, careful to keep my hips and lower legs absolutely still – because brush something and you die. There was nothing obvious stopping the ceiling a few inches above me from collapsing – leftovers of cinder block, crammed-in rubble, what remained of wooden door supports, splintered and dangerously leaning. Catch yourself on something, and it will almost certainly trigger further collapse. With five concrete floors above me, if that happened I would be paste. I could see for maybe three feet in front of me, after that the mangled remains of the school obscured my line of sight. There wasn’t an obvious path through, not even one with twists and turns. I just edged forwards,  inch by inch, careful – careful! – to make sure my whole body followed the exact path set by my head and shoulders. And eventually I reached my three-feet-distant goal – a slab, maybe, or the twisted ruin of an aluminium window frame – and I wrenched myself around, back muscles groaning, until I saw another tiny void that might move me a few feet further in. It wasn’t a path, there was no certainty that the next turn would not leave me with no way forward; I just kept going, inch by inch.

It took me fifteen minutes to get twenty-five feet into that school, no more than three feet of it in a straight line, with the ceiling often threatening to scrape my back, and with my elbows inches from the wreckage that held up my roof, with my body following my head like I was a snake. Or a cockroach, maybe.

Eventually, a crushed-down room stretched out ahead of me. I could see four or five feet ahead. It felt like miles. On both sides, there were desks, flattened down to a foot or so, their undersides smashed flat against the floor, half hidden in concrete rubble. A classroom. I hitched myself further round the shards of door jamb, twisted my hips to ripple them over the ground-up block that I had been holding my chest away from – and I slid into the room. Four relatively clear feet, and I had to dog-leg left to bypass a slab-edge that had tipped down onto the floor. I hunched round the end of a desk, more caterpillar than cockroach  now, and found another space in front of me, maybe three feet, the width of a kid’s desk.

They must have been good kids at that school. Because they had all done exactly what they were told to do. Duck and cover, you have to duck and cover… They had hidden under their desks.

A hand poked out from the thin slit of space between the desk and the floor. It looked like the way a child’s hand can look if it is hung over the edge of a bed while they’re asleep. Except it was grey with dust, limp, and grotesquely larger at the wrist than the gap under the desk it came from. I looked at that gap for a time. It was just shy of one and a quarter inches. The child under there was now one and a quarter inches thick. A few inches out from under the desk, and that kid would have been alive – because I was just next to the desk, and I was in a space almost two feet high. But they had been good. They had done what they were told. And now they were dead.

The next hand was a few desks down. This hand had its palm facing upwards, absolutely flat-grey with the dust. The fingers curled gently upwards, the wrist tilted slightly down. Half the forearm was there too, smooth and hairless and utterly grey. I almost brushed it as I squeezed past. If I had, it would have fallen off; all that held it in place was a paste of flesh one and a quarter inches thick.

Poking out from the next desk was a foot: a white sock and a buckled-up sandal, and the ankle pinched into the one and a quarter inch gap under the desk.

I reckoned the kids must have been ten or eleven, but there was no way to know for sure. That guess was based purely on the size of their hands and feet. Boys or girls, or both? I have no idea. Truth be told, I don’t care. Take a man or a woman, any age you choose from eight to eighty, any colour skin – then smash them to a paste, and cover the remains in concrete dust so thick that it swells your tongue and you can’t talk and every breath is a rasp – and then try to classify what sex or race or age they once were. You wouldn’t even want to try. They were kids, that was all, and they were dead.

So was their teacher. She was lying in the largest space I found in the whole school, next to her desk. I could see for nine feet in every direction. She was dead, but unharmed – by which I mean she hadn’t been smashed to a jelly. What I could see of her legs were blue and green, a mass of bruises. Thinking now, that probably means she survived the quake and died slowly afterwards – because dead bodies don’t bruise.

There was a dark shape on her leg. I shone my torch at it. It was a rat, one of the largest I have ever seen – and, trust me, I have seen a few. It was eating her – and it was not alone. When the torchlight hit, it lifted its head and stared right at me. Alert eyes, bright and assessing. I didn’t stare back, I glared; I could feel the hatred pouring out of me, like a thing you could touch. The rat snapped its head round and bolted. Three other shadows scrambled after it.

But apart from the rats, there was no sign of life, so I moved on.

It was maybe an hour later when I found myself at an exit point. A section of ceiling had caved in – and so had the floor above, and above, right up to the roof, perhaps six feet over my head. Moonlight shone in. I snaked up onto the mound of rubble in the centre of the hole, poked my head out, and looked around. I was about seventy-five feet from where I had gone in. The French guys had set up lights while I was inside, and I could see them all clearly: they were around two hundred feet away. I waved my torch. One of them noticed, and started waving frantically at me. I was so relieved to see them that it took me a few moments to realise that this wasn’t just because he was glad to see me. This guy had something serious on his mind. Something urgent. Puzzled, I turned around.

Twenty feet behind me was a bulldozer, grinding towards me, sweeping rubble and debris into neat rows, like a snowplough. It was pointing straight at me, and moving fast. I had seconds. I moved. Fast. I was out with maybe a handful of seconds to spare. I scooted over the rubble and rejoined the French team, shaken and very alert. I glanced at my watch. Nearly midnight. The night of the 20th September, less than twenty-four hours after the earthquake had struck.

My first building. My first attempt at Rescue.

And I had survived.

*

Before I ever started in Rescue, I knew why collapsed buildings are dangerous; because in my life before Rescue, I collapsed buildings for a living.

By the time I left college at twenty-two, I  had a degree in Philosophy, but I also had three business ventures up and running, earning me something like $150,000 a year – seriously big bucks in 1975. I had set up a company assembling bespoke hi-fi systems (and at the time, hi-fis were expensive and damned fiddly); I had used the cash from that business to buy nine properties which I was renting out and doing well on; and I did xyz… By 22, I was one of Canada’s self-made rich, a full-scale entrepreneur in the making: I was worth a million, I owned nine buildings, and more cars than I could drive. And with college behind me now, I had time and energy to burn. I started looking for new business opportunities – and the first one that came along was a demolition contract.

It was a government job: a complex of administrative buildings on the outskirts of Halifax in Nova Scotia, now disused. The government wanted to redevelop the site. I figured that smashing things apart could not be that difficult, so I went and took a look. The guy who showed me around was helpful enough; he told me all about the problems of demolishing the place, and even suggested what kind of quote the government was hoping for; the other firms who were tendering had all quoted about the same, he said… I quickly realised that demolishing buildings cost a lot of money – the quotes ranged from $100,000 to $1,000,000. And that puzzled me, because assuming all these other guys were right about the costs of taking the place apart, I could already see a way to do it for almost nothing.

One floor of one whole wing of the primary building was covered in beautiful wood panelling, and there were thousands of feet of redwood beams. I could sell the wood in there for at least $200,000. None of that made any difference to how much the building was going to cost to dismantle, so for me the calculation was simple enough:

Cost of demolishing buildings $30,000

Value of contract  $35,000

Value of salvaged wood $250,000

…Well, you work it out…

With a quote of just $35,000, I easily won the contract. In my first month as a demolition contractor, I made $255,000 clear profit. I had just turned twenty-three.

So by the time of the Mexico City quake in 1985, I had been involved in the demolition of many hundreds of buildings. I had also had a messy divorce, left Canada, and taken a job with the California Wrecking Company – one of the three largest demolition contractors in the world. When it came to making buildings collapse, I knew what I was doing. My main concern in demolition work was always safety – preventing the carcass of each building from killing my crew in any number of unpleasant ways. And to get that right, I had to learn to understand in detail exactly how a building collapses, and what exactly it collapses into.

There is structure in a collapsed building, any collapsed building, from a farmhouse to the World Trade Centre. As the walls come down vertically, the floors collapse from the middle, and pull parts of the wall in, push others outwards. With experience, you can tell where the rubble will be thickest, where it will have spurted inwards or outwards, where cladding slabs will be lying like concrete seesaws over mounds of shattered brick, where wooden joists will have cantilevered out from the remains of an internal wall to make a cavity that is ripe for further collapse, where doors and windows might have slumped sideways to make little wooden or aluminium tents… and where not. You have to know these things. You have to be able to survey a pile of rubble and map out in your head exactly where those voids are, where are the points of potential further collapse, where the large structural elements might be buried – because if you try to lift out one end of a girder, the other end could change the structure fifty feet away. You look, you think, you plan – and then you act.

What you do not do – not ever – is just plough straight in with bulldozers. You would never do it on a demolition site – and to do it in the aftermath of an earthquake when there is a genuine chance that there might be people alive under the rubble. In my eyes, that is tantamount to murder. There is no uncertainty about this: if there are people in there, the voids will collapse, people will be killed.

When I woke up the morning after the Mexico City quake and saw it on the news, what I saw was bulldozers. Bulldozers and cranes, ripping at the rubble, tearing out great gouts of concrete, levering girders up and out with no regard to what the effect might be. The news talked of rescue efforts; but what I saw was the unthinking slaughter of anyone who might have survived.

I watched for less than two minutes before I reached for the phone and rang the Mexican embassy. The line was engaged – and engaged again, and again. I could imagine distraught relatives frantically trying to get through. Clearly, the phone was not going to get this done. So I checked the embassy’s address in the phone book, grabbed some stuff, and headed out.

Five minutes after I walked into the embassy I was face to face with Mexico’s ambassador to the UN. Five hours after that, I was on a plane to Mexico City – and my new life had begun.

*

The ride through the city was surreal. The city was half in ruins, and half completely normal. We drove to the hotel; that means the roads were open. Weirder still, there was no rioting or looting at all. The traffic lights were not working, there were no police officers in white gloves with whistles, but what the hell, you could drive. Yet if you looked down the side-roads you saw nothing but rubble. Some skyscrapers were untouched, but most of them were collapsed; right next door to intact buildings, there were mounds of meaningless bricks and dust. The parts of the city that had survived seemed to add to the general chaos. They made no sense to the eye. As an engineer, though, to me it made perfect sense. Buildings have different resonances: hit the right frequency and a breath of wind can shatter concrete. Different materials, different shapes – different results. This is how to build quake-proof buildings. And in some parts of the world, there are even institutions that are wealthy enough to do it.

Most of Mexico City is not wealthy. Most of its buildings were damaged or in ruins.

Outside the hotel, there was a school bus full of firefighters. They had to be doing Rescue, so I went over and said hi. They were French, they spoke almost no English, so the conversation was pretty stilted, and probably incomprehensible unless you were there. One guy – the team leader but not big brass – did all the talking. I told him I had just arrived and was looking for wherever I could help. He told me they were going to work on a school.

“Moi, je viens?” I asked. “Je veux vous aider, je suis ici pour sauver les vies,” This is about as good as my French gets – pathetic for a Canadian, I confess. “Attendez, je vais trouver mon sac…” – my shoulder bag, the one I had taken to the Mexican Embassy and now the only luggage I had.

The French guy shook his head briskly. “Nous partons sans delai.” Then, helpfully, in translation: “Zere ees no time.”

It was obviously a lie because the guy stayed there and argued with me about it for another five minutes. The other members of the team were getting restless. eventually one of them muttered something about les americains, and set the others sniggering. Which was when I realised that they thought I was American.

“Non, je suis Canadien,” I grinned, and slapped my chest. “Pas americain. Les americains – pah!” The atmosphere softened immediately. We talked for a couple of minutes about Canada, about where I was from, how my best friend was French Canadian and had been living with a French girl for two years, about why I spoke so little French…Then I risked asking again.

“Alors, je viens? Je suis ici pour sauver, pour faire le Rescue.” I hoped that saying the word in a French accent would be enough to get the idea across. It seemed to work.

The team leader pursed his lips – but only for effect. “Mais oui. On attend.” We’ll wait. He even told me to take my time.

I hurried anyway, just to be safe.

As we drove, I tried to find out more about the school. The lieutenant didn’t know much, not even how many people had been in it.

“Mais combien pour sauver?” I pressed. “Combien de victimes?”

That was when he laughed. Oh, they’re dead, he told me. All dead. We’re just searching for bodies. By the time our bus full of firefighters pulled up outside this school full of corpses the sun had set, and I had begun to learn a few things about Rescue.

We climbed out into perfect darkness – no electricity here, no artificial light to disturb the moon. The rubble glowed silver. The shadows were pitch. The silence weighed a ton.

Time to go to school.

*


3

There’s a lot more I would like to tell you about Mexico City. Like I said before, at major disasters there is always hope as well as horror. There is laughter too, and miracles. My time there was unreal, intense, terrifying and uplifting. There is so much in this book that I do not have space for. Or, since I am probably dying, time.

I wanted to tell you how the American Embassy loaned me a limo for the duration of my time there. I was chauffeured around by a guy in a suit for ten days: this perfect, polished stretched-out car would purr up to a mound of rubble, and out would get this wild-eyed Canadian called Doug Copp, exhausted, manic, and stinking of the death and rot that was smeared over his clothes. He would brandish papers from the Mexican ambassador to the UN, yell loudly in English because he spoke no Spanish – and suddenly find himself directing crews of fifty or more. Then, half an hour later, he would clamber back into his swanky limo, still stinking of decay, and purr off to the site of another disaster. I wanted to tell you how my chauffeur, Jorge, gave me my only hour off during the whole time I was there: he felt himself cracking with the horror of it all, and dragged me off to spend time with his friends – at a meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous.

And the hope. The baby I rescued from the remains of a maternity ward – a three week old baby – and how I had to crawl over the smashed remains of all the other babies that had been in the ward to reach her – and then back, ploughing over the same tiny, decaying corpses, now with this child in my arms.

There was the woman who sat for three days beside the ruins of her son’s apartment block, knowing he was dead but daring to hope, who was suddenly seized by something completely Other, and took my hand, and told me with extraordinary clarity and force that I walked with God – and how, in a way perhaps that was true; because how else can I explain the fact that we talked for ten minutes in Spanish, clearly and precisely, yet it was a language which at the time I had no idea how to speak?

Laughter – and horror. Hope – and horror. Mystery, and horror… In Mexico City, horror became my life, and these other things did too.

*

When the Rescue work was over, after perhaps three weeks spent retrieving bodies, and saving my first X lives, the Mexican government thanked me, and flew me to an exclusive resort at Cancun for a week’s recuperation at their expense.

I was in shock, utter shock. I could never have imagined anything like what I had just experienced. I remember, when I was fourteen, a neighbour had a heart attack while shovelling snow in his front yard. I did not see him die – but the body was there outside our window – and I was too scared to even look. I was no more able to confront this massive avalanche of death and horror than anyone else. I had survived my time in Mexico City by not confronting it. I had done what had to be done, and suspended all the questions and the terror and the voices inside me: those voices had had to wait; there was work to be done.

But what now? What could possibly keep the horror away from me now I was faced with nothing more challenging than a luxurious room with excellent food and drink and a view of a crystal beach? How was I supposed to cope?

Your mind continues to race. Pointless thoughts whir through your head at breakneck speed, flashes of grotesque imagery, mangled babies, rats feasting on corpses, smells surge up in your memory, shit, and rotting human bodies, and despair. Your head fills with sounds, ideas, moments. None of them make any sense to you. They do not mean a thing, they are just what happened, but they somehow demand that you respond to them, grapple with them, make them into some sort of order. And that, of course, is impossible. Disasters do not make sense. Disaster is the word we use tyo describe the times when the ordered world collapses. And now you have a disaster in your head. And what are you going to do about it, what can you do about it?

So I did what everyone had told me I would eventually do, what they all do. I pressed on with this newly unreal life of mine – and then, very suddenly, I began to cry. I did not even know I was doing it until I saw myself in a mirror – and there was this tear-streaked face; but the moment I realised, then suddenly all that horror and despair washed over me, and indescribable internal howl. It was overwhelming, paralysing. I spent a day sitting cross-legged in the ocean on perfect white sands, facing a perfect azure sea, with tears rolling down my face, swamped in grief and horror, veering between an intensity of emotion that I simply cannot describe, and a feeling that I might as well already have been dead. I tried top pray. I failed. And then a miracle happened.

A cloud of tiny fish drifted towards me – the first I had seen in Cancun. They were each about two inches long, and almost transparent except for flashes of colour along their sides. They swam straight towards me, and then began swimming round me. But they swam in such a strange way… They were so close that they were all actually touching me, I could feel them as a constant caress as they moved. And they swam in a perfect figure of eight – around my back, in under one leg, round the outside of the other, then back in under it, round the outside of the first leg, and then around my back again in the other direction. They did this continuously for about half an hour. It felt as though the fish somehow wanted to reassure me. It felt like a sign: as though the God I had earlier tried to pray had sen these creature to comfort me, caress me like the father I never had, remind me of His presence, and that if He was here, then everything was, in the end, all right.

And I rose from the water with new purpose. All that energy, that grief and horror that had so nearly overwhelmed me: I would harness that energy and I would use it to do good. I would turn it into the power to save lives. At this moment, my entire future became clear to me. While I could, wherever I could, I would take the extraordinary inward horror that mentally cripples so many Rescue workers – and I would cope with it by using it, turning it into action. Nothing – nothing – would stand in the way of this one great purpose. I would save lives

*

I did not return to my girlfriend in New York. I did not split with her, not she with me – but I needed time to sort myself out, and I really could not face the pressures of managing a relationship.

How can you come back from an experience as intense as Rescue, and just pick up your life where you left it a few weeks before?

Think about it. Every day, in all our lives, there are decisions to be made, discussions to be had: what shall we eat, what we shall we do this weekend, how’s it hanging Doug, is four o’clock good for you, seeing anyone for lunch, do you think we should call I don’t think we should call you know how sensitive she gets and anyway guess what she said when I asked about… Well, what the fuck does any of it matter? It is garbage. It is background noise, a meaningless jumble of words and ideas, little nonsensical fragments of a life. I mean, who fucking cares? I had just come back from crawling through rats and pieces of dead baby, I was planting my elbows in bits of baby because there was nowhere else my elbows could go, and if I didn’t slither over those scraps of dead flesh then a living baby, a baby I could hear screaming somewhere inside this tangle of concrete and death, if I didn’t then she would die as well and if that happened –

This is what fills your head. There is no space left for normality. Why answer the phone? Why chat to people, and what about? Why bother with reassurances or hugs or intimacy? None of it matters at all. Rescue is realler than the reality you return to.

How are you supposed to cope with that? How is each day supposed to go? And how are those you love or love you supposed to cope?

At the time, I was with a woman called Carol. I had met her in San Francisco, having left Canada to escape the misery of a spiteful divorce that saw my ex walk off with all those houses, the cash from all those business ventures – and with my two year old daughter Natasha. I had got my job with the California Wrecking Company, and had been rapidly promoted to Vice President. I decided I would build a boat and live on it, and in the meantime I had rented a room from a girl I had met at a friend’s party. This girl was Carol – and soon enough I moved out of the spare room and into her room. Then Carol got a Job in New York; and by now things were serious enough that we agreed I should follow her there. Carol had already moved. So I packed my bags and got on a plane.

The day I saw the news about Mexico City was the morning after I arrived there. Carol had just gone to work. We were together less than twelve hours before I set off for the Mexican Embassy.

I cared – but I just could not face going back to that just now. So I rang and explained – and then I went back to San Francisco, and I worked on my boat.

I worked like crazy. All that pent-up horror was still in there, and I worked it out of me by labouring on the boat at a furious pace. The work I had planned to do over the next eight months was all done within two weeks. I drove in 9,000 screws. I did X. I did Y. And only then did I begin my real work, of working out how best to save lives.

I started by ringing the emergency departments for every county in California. My list of questions was always the same. I had discovered exactly what you need for Rescue the hard way – and I wanted to know if California was truly prepared for a large disaster, or if they just had departments and half-baked plans. Did they keep their emergency vehicles outside – because getting your emergency vehicles out of a bulding that has collapsed on top of them is kind of hard to do? Did they have pre-agreed teams with pre-assigned roles? Did they have a system in place for issuing Ids to Rescue workers for access to cordoned areas? What was the plan if their communications centre was one of the places that got hit?

If I am honest with myself, I think I hoped that they would be able to reassure me, explain exactly how it was all going to work – and I would be able to rest easy, perhaps even get a plane back to New York. Instead, what I heard appalled me – and defined for me the struggle I have been involved in ever since. I began to realise that I might have bitten off more than I could chew.

*


It was Edie Callahan, a producer from Fox News in New York. The time was just gone 7.30. By then both buildings had been hit – but they were still standing. Edie wanted to know when I was going to get there. I hit the TV on, got as many details from Edie as I could, then rang off and started making calls. I rang my main ARTI members in the Albuquerque area, and set things moving.

The first thing to do was to get together our equipment – and get to New York. I was pretty sure I could get us a plane – the owner of the Albuquerque Journal had a Lear Jet, and I knew I could persuade him to loan it (he came with us, and he is a seriously weird guy – some day I’ll tell you about him); but the big issue was going to be getting permission to fly the thing. All non-military flights had already been grounded, all airports had been closed. So while I fixed to borrow the jet, another team member got in touch with New Mexico’s Congresswoman Heather Wilson – and she contacted the director of the Federal Aviation Authority in Washington. Apparently, the director knew about ARTI. He told Heather Wilson that we were the best Rescue team in the world, and they needed to find a way of getting us there. He agreed to arrange special clearance for us to fly to New York (actually, in the event, we landed in Newark, New Jersey and then drove in). We all got to the airport as quickly as we could – there were nine of us, every ARTI member who could get to the plane in time had dropped everything and come. We flew on September 12th.

En route, the US Air Force radioed our plane, and notified us that they were changing our flight to military designation. We flew the rest of the way with a fighter escort. I have been told that ours was the only civilian plane in America that was allowed to fly that day.

Team members from New York met us at Newark Airport. They had arranged for us all to use the Marriott Marquis as our command headquarters, and to store our equipment. More ARTI members kept arriving over the next week. By the end, we had a team of 48, from 8 countries: our coordinator was from Turkey; our tunnelers were a former Israeli fighter pilot and a French archaeologist , our driver was from Haiti, a contingent turned up from Peru…

We dropped our gear at the Marriott, and went immediately to work. The command center for the City of New York was at the Jacob Javitz Center. The police escorted us from there with flashing lights and sirens right through all the road blocks and into the innermost restricted area.

We met with the NYPD team, who were in urban search and rescue gear, and we worked with them, using my Casu-Locator to locate victims. Within 20 minutes we were finding body parts – but small parts… There were pieces of brain from bodies that had exploded on impact after they fell, there were fragments of hands, meaningless scraps of flesh. We also used the equipment with the Fire Department. Since the Casu-Locator was clearly doing some good, we left it with them, in the charge of an ARTI guy from Wisconsin – a young man in his twenties, I forget his name, Rob someone. The Fire Department were lifting him up in a sling to hold him close to wherever there were openings into this enormous pile of smoking rubble; he was finding endless signs of death.

We had amazing cooperation with NYPD throughout, from top to bottom and all the time. I am full of admiration for those guys. They were incredibly brave – and completely unafraid to do the right thing. The US Army was in charge of issuing IDs. The NYPD took me to their base, and arranged for all ARTI members to have Army ID and maximum clearance City of New York emergency passes. The Police Commissioner, Commissioner Carrick, even made a point of coming over and talking with me, with a TV crew in tow. He grabbed my hand with both of his, and thanked me profoundly for being there.

We continued to search. The French archaeologist, a guy called Steve Lentz, and I found a little hole under a carrying beam and we crawled about 300 feet inside, with two Police officers. We were able to crawl down the ramps into a collapsed parking garage under the World Trade Center. We searched the whole area, again using the Casu-Locator. That day found the remains of nine police officers, and many others. But what I really wanted was to find an entry into the collapsed subways. Right from the beginning I had told Edie Callahan that the perimeters of the subterranean areas would have huge voids. Anyone trapped there could certainly have survived – but was there a way in?

The only way to find out if there was a way into the subways was to go in through the Atrium to one of the towers. The trouble was, to get into the Atrium area you needed mountain climbing equipment to rappel down. This was not equipment we had brought with us. So I contacted the Police officer, Kevin Masi, who had originally arranged the escort to drive us in to Ground Zero. He was working at the Javitz Center, which is where all equipment donated to the City was coming to. (Some equipment was not donated to the City, it was donated direct to the American Red Cross, and that equipment never saw action… but I’ll come to that later.) Kevin personally found a supplier and arranged for the equipment to be donated. It came into the Javitz Center, just like everything else. But there was a problem… The agency in charge of actually issuing the equipment was… FEMA…

When the Kevin went to collect the rappelling gear, the FEMA person told him that they were not going to let ARTI have any equipment whatsoever. The officer came back with the gear, though – and with a story. Now, this was a big guy; and apparently what he said is this – See how big I am? I am coming back with 6 of my police friends who are all bigger than me – and they are all going to come with 6 friends who are bigger than them… Now are you going to let ARTI have the equipment they need, in order to find our fellow officers – or do I have to come back and beat the shit out of you? The FEMA guy decided that maybe the equipment could be issued after all. See what I mean about the NYPD? The man did what was needed to get the job done.

There was one other piece of equipment that we desperately needed. We needed respirators, badly. Here is why. If you crawled into the wreckage at Ground Zero, everything was caked in black soot. It was slippery and fine like talcum powder – and it was smoldering. Within a minute, your face was caked in this stuff; and it was not just on everything, it was in the air. Everything that building had been made of had been sprayed with burning aviation fuel and turned to soot. And there was a constant rain of liquid too: all the fluids that pump through any large building – coolants, sewage, disinfectants and air treatment sprays – all of it was raining down endlessly, in a thick mist. This was what we were breathing, every moment we were below Ground Zero. We had dust masks – but they wore out within two hours. After that, we just had to breathe this shit – or stay above ground, which of course is what most people did. Anyway, for those of us foolhardy enough to want to go in and try to find survivors, respirators were a very real, very desperate need.

But, like I said, not all the equipment people donated was donated direct to the City, and not all of it was coming in through the Javitz Center. You see, someone did donate respirators – nearly a million dollars’ worth of them – but they donated them direct to the American Red Cross. One time I was at the Marriott to fetch some ARTI gear, I saw a group of the Red Cross there. They were discussing which areas around 5th Avenue they would be going to that afternoon to do fund-raising. And around each of their necks was a nice, brand new respirator… I asked a police guy about these people. He told me they were collecting cash donations for the Red Cross, under a huge banner saying ‘Help Us Save A Life’ – and those respirators were loose round their necks, acting as stage props, hinting that they were somehow in the thick of the action. We saw them every time we went back to the hotel – but we never saw them within a mile of Ground Zero. The respirators helped them raise cash while I was underground breathing in all the shit that is now killing me. And here is an interesting fact: no one involved with Rescue at the World Trade Center has ever seen a cent from the Red Cross.

Back at the Marriott, around this time, twelve firefighters from the Chicago Fire Department approached Rob, the young ARTI member from Wisconsin who had been working with Casu-Locator. These guys had driven all the way down to see if they could help – but they could not get the accreditation they needed to get in: the New York Emergency Services Department – none of whom had any experience whatsoever of collapsed buildings – had refused to give them IDs. By now, the way I see it, the bureaucracy had recovered enough to want to assert its power rather than focusing on Rescue. The firefighters asked Rob if ARTI could help. So we smuggled them in, in back of our two vans. A little later, and unbeknownst to me at the time, Rob photocopied his own ID twelve times – and gave one to each firefighter.  I admit that the methods were questionable – but it turned out fine: these were real Rescue people, and they did a real and useful job.

We all went to work again – and I finally found a way into the subway system. We found a tiny opening in a corner of a 60 foot pit, and me, Steve Lentz, the archaeologist and Ron Hadani, the Israeli fighter pilot went down inside. We went three levels down and found a huge sign saying ‘Do Not Enter, Unstable’. It had been put there by FEMA, who had decided the day before that this was the limit for safe investigation. For me it was structurally very easy, so I pushed on. Steve and Ron followed. The sign had been stuck to a beam resting about a foot and a half off the floor. We went under it, and beyond there was a huge pit. Above it, chunks of ceiling hung down, huge pieces of concrete suspended in the air. We crept along an eight-inch ledge towards the subway area.

Everything was black and covered with a half inch of black soot. It permeated everything. It was in, on, and under everything. It was hot, even though this was now days after the attack. It was smoldering in the air, although there was no visible fire. We passed the Hudson News Stand, destroyed, and crawled about another hundred feet to where there were some stairs. We crawled down these – the ceiling was only inches above our heads – and went down to the level below. We searched there: nothing. So we went down another couple of levels, until we hit the lowest level – where the subway station was. The subway tracks were flooded, there was water everywhere, and that heavy rain of liquid from toilets and water pipes and cooling systems… We splashed through, over towards the center of the building, where everything had been completely destroyed. (The way this works is that, as the building collapses, it drives each floor out from the center and then down – and then another floor, then another – and then when the building hits the ground, all that energy rebounds and the whole mass of rubble is driven inwards… The center of the building was absolutely pulverized.)

One end of the station was almost completely intact. The subway cars at the river end were untouched – but as we moved towards the front end of the station, the space reduced to literally nothing – whole subway cars were so flattened that there was zero height, not even an inch or two of crushed metal, they were completely smashed. We searched the subway cars as far along as we could, searched the platforms, searched the whole area. There was absolutely nobody – dead or alive.

Later, Steve and I went back in to see if there might be areas we had missed. Two of the Chicago Fire Department people (now ARTI members) came down with us. We split up underground. They headed for the shopping center area, which was pretty open space, safe and quite easy to search; Steve and I went back down into the subway system. We both came out at roughly the same time – and the Chicago guys were visibly stressed and excited. We all gathered – about 18 of us – and they told us what had happened to them.

While they were searching the shopping arcade, they had heard breaking glass. They immediately thought it might be a trapped victim, so they rushed towards the noise. They found an open area, with a layer of dust all over the floor. In the dust, there were two sets of footprints, leading to a jewellery store – and inside, there were two men. The men were stuffing gold Rolex watches from the display cases into their pockets. When these men saw the Chicago guys, they yelled at them that they were FBI, and to identify themselves, pulled out guns and forced them up against the wall. At gunpoint, the Chicago guys explained who they were and that they were down here searching for survivors. There was no way the FBI agents could have really suspected the firefighters: they were easily identifiable – they were in their fire uniforms. One of the firefighters, a guy named Mike, told them he was not intimidated by their guns, he had done two tours in Vietnam. He asked them straight out if they were having fun looting the jewellery cabinets. The FBI agents holstered their guns and told the guys to get out, right now. The firefighters took off, running.

We were all pretty disgusted to find FBI agents looting. We went over to the nearest security point, which was guarded by the NYPD. I took aside the officer in charge, a lieutenant, and told him the whole story. I explained that I used to be a cop, and that I didn’t care if was the FBI or who, I just didn’t like the fact they were in there, with so many thousands dead, looting; I did not want them to be allowed to get away with it. I explained to the lieutenant that I wanted him to make a formal report, and I wanted to be sure of a result. The lieutenant was as angry as me. He said he would absolutely push it through, and he guaranteed the report would go downtown, and would not be washed over. So we went back to work: when you are doing Rescue, you do not hang around. But when I next got back to the hotel, I immediately called Fox News, Inside Edition, every contact I had at a TV network, and every newspaper contact I knew as well. Other team members did the same with all the media people they knew. The story never even got reported – there was nothing at all.

Shortly after we made a fuss about the FBI looting, the two Chicago Firefighters disappeared. The Wisconsin guy, Rob, vanished too. Later, I made some calls and pieced it together. When news of what they had seen got out, the FBI came to ‘talk’ to them. Mike, the guy who had done tours in Vietnam, has a wife and child. It seems a few things were explained to him about what would be his best course of action from that point on… He ran. From my perspective, Vietnam or no, when the going got really tough, he chickened out. But then, for me, this kind of intimidation is old news. Rob split at the same time, because he was the one who had copied his ID to get the Chicago people in…

The rest of us continued searching.

We found more body parts. Steve found the arm of a very elegant lady – you could tell, because of the bracelet, the jewels, the manicure. The arm was extending up out of the rubble. When he went to remove the rubble, to get at the body, the arm just toppled over, it was all there was left of her. Steve flipped. He continued to work, pushing himself to the limit – but you could tell that moment had left an instant, and enduring scar inside him.

It wasn’t until a year later, on the anniversary of 9/11 that Steve almost in

tears at the site of my desperate condition confessed the real horror that

drove him over the limit. He, Robb and some NYPD  had used my casualty

locator to find a cache of 9 NYPD Officers. It was gruesome. They were all

mutilated and dead but the one officer was bent over, leaning forward. His

eyeballs were danging by the optic nerves. The impact had made his eyes

pop out of their sockets. Steve is still messed up over it. I am sorry for his

grief but glad that my Casualty locator recovered another 9 bodies for

family closure.

I later discovered that the ‘story’ of the woman’s arm and the firefighter with his eyes dangling were complete and total lies made up by Lentz because of some perverse part of his character that I truly can’t comprehend; however, it does enable me to understand why he  would become part of  Thompson Lang ‘s gang.

Somewhere in amongst this horror, we took time for a few hours’ break. We had been working with almost zero sleep for nearly two weeks. We stopped at a club. At the bar, there were a load of Police and Fire people. All the drinks were free: a businessman from the Midwest was buying all the drinks for the whole evening. On top of the bar were three young women who were stripping and dancing for the guys. The firefighters and policemen were shouting like crazy. When the women eventually left, one of them came up to us. She was very attractive. She pointed out the building she lived in, told us that she and her friends knew how hard we were working, and that they would be leaving their doors unlocked when they went to bed. Ron, the Israeli fighter guy, got given this come-on – but went back to his wife in New Jersey. Steve, our French archaeologist, also got the message. Come to think of it, just after that he disappeared for the rest of the evening… What the hell, he was single anyway. And he’s French…

I started back to the hotel. I was so exhausted that I rapidly realized I was not going to make it. This was within the inner perimeter – no taxis were allowed in. I stopped at a makeshift police command center.  There were about fifty police officers in there. I was in rags – my jumpsuit was ripped from knee to neck and covered in black soot. I told them I needed to get to the Marriott but I was too exhausted. I reckoned I had about 20 minutes before I would actually collapse and pass out, and sleep wherever I fell: I meant it.  They drove me to the Marriott. I went upstairs and slept for 3 hours, in my rags. Then I got up, and went back to work.

I have no idea how much time had passed since we had got to New York – I think it was around ten days. But we were on Rescue time. It does not matter if it is day or night – your whole life is the work of Rescue, punctuated only by sleep at the point when you can no longer survive without it; then you sleep for as little time as possible, and go straight back to work. And the work is taking place in the midst of utter confusion. The wreckage you are working in is not just the physical stuff of the building, it is the lines of command, who is in charge, what activities to prioritize, who should do what – even who is actually there… It is not just buildings that get wrecked, it is the system. And all that you can do is be there, see a need, and fill it. Let others get obsessed with reasserting their own control – I just continue functioning, keep on Rescuing, focus, work, sleep, work, work, work… And you do it in a kind of daze. Keeping track of time means nothing. More ARTI people arrived, with more gear for locating victims – and I truly do not know when. ARTI people left – and I have no idea how long they had even spent in New York. I do know one of the ARTI people who arrived was a doctor from New Mexico, and I was coughing very badly. I know that Inside Edition interviewed me – and I was surprised to find that my voice had changed, totally. The doctor assured me that I would cough it all out, that I should not worry… But I do not know when these things happened. All I know is the work – and the work went on.

Steve and I went back into subway system one last time – for Steve, with some trepidation. This was for one last and final check that there was no one trapped down there. By now, it seemed pretty clear that, because the towers had taken hours to collapse, the thousands who had been in the subways beneath had all had time to escape. We found no one, and set back off for the surface.

And just as we reached the exit point, my career in Rescue ended.

To get back out of the small entry hole, you had to negotiate an area where cables and pipes and wires were dangling from the ceiling like an obstacle course – there must have been about 50 of them. They hung down over a steep slope of rubble leading up towards the hole. If you touched any of them, you would die, because the whole ceiling would come down on you, you would be crushed instantly. On one side there was a 30 foot chasm – at its bottom, a jumble of concrete and mangled rebar: fall in there, and you would be as mangled as it was. Underneath the pipes and wires was a slab of marble. I had climbed back up past this before, every time I had been down this particular route, but inside a collapsed building, you treat every move like it is your first, no matter how familiar. So I studied the slab. It appeared to be clean. I stepped onto it. My foot shot straight out from under me. I was surrounded by stuff to grab to prevent the fall – but I could not: grab the wires or pipes and it would all collapse instantly. So I let myself fall, there was no choice. I hit flat and very hard, and twisted and smashed my back onto the edge of a slab of concrete. I hurt my arm and hand also – and at the time, I thought that those were my worst injuries.

Shortly after, I returned to New Mexico. It was clear that no one was now going to be found alive. I was coughing badly, and my arm and hand were preventing me doing much physical work. A group of ARTI people from Peru stayed on, using Casu-Locators to find remains in the wreckage that was being hauled to the Statten Island dump. They stayed there until Christmas, and found many more victims. But by then, I was seriously sick. In fact, I was dying.

It began after a few weeks back home with Paulina. I gradually became paralyzed all down my left side. My buttocks and my groin went numb. My back began to hurt excruciatingly. Next, in late September, I had a massive respiratory attack. I could not breathe at all. There were metal bands across my chest. I was hyperventilating, the world started to go black. I was rushed to hospital, and they were able to save me – though they told me it was a close thing. It was the first of many respiratory attacks. In the months since 9/11, they have become a regular part of my life. By Christmas, my back was in such agony that I passed out one day, simply from pain. When I woke, I could not move. Paulina and her sister had to carry me to the car to take me to hospital.

Now, I am dying from toxic inhalation – and my spine is fractured. I have had two spinal procedures – injecting jelly between the disks to replace lost material and to reduce inflammation – and am still waiting until I can afford an operation. These days, I am 1 1/2 inches shorter than I was before 9/11. But my spine will not kill me, it just prevents me from working and from being fully alive. Far worse is that the World Trade Center has poisoned me. I need nine separate doctors just to help keep me alive. The list of toxic metals that I have at dangerous levels in my body is 8 pages long. My immune system is functioning at 35%. My eyes, liver, kidneys, thyroid and heart are all barely functioning. Ten different types of fungus have colonized my lungs. I have had ten respiratory attacks, two of them near fatal. In one attack I hyperventilated for 30 hours straight. I have gained 50 pounds – mostly from the drugs I have to take. I am taking a hundred and twenty-seven prescribed medications per day, 3 nebulizing sessions per day and 4 I hour intravenous sessions per week.

No one believes I should be alive. And the pain… On occasion it is indescribable. But I am a tough old bastard and will fight on until the bitter end. 

A year after 9/11 there was a ceremony at Ground Zero. I was too injured to travel, but Ephraim Huamann, the ARTI director for southern Peru, was there on my behalf. It was a gesture of thanks for what ARTI had done. I am glad that they recognize what we gave. It was a lifelong struggle to make ARTI into what it has become…

But my struggle now is different.

My struggle now is to stay alive.

Written by Richard Burke /doug copp in 2003. Richard crossed out some of the things doug copp wrote and then altered some other sections. Copp did not final proof read. So some minor mistakes still exist.


[1] The disaster was the Loma Prieta quake in San Francisco in 1989, and the president’s name was George Bush (senior). What a guy.

[2] George Dubya this time: don’t you just love the whole family?

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Liz Ditz Came Out of Hiding.

Doug at the World Trade Center after returning to surface.

For 6 years Liz Ditz, owner of I speak of dreams, knowingly and willingly published horrible and painful  lies, on her website, to destroy the ability of our rescue team, to save lives. She, also, fabricated and/or ‘made up’ her own lies to destroy our team. According to her website, she did this in league with Thompson Lang and his assistant Leslie Linthicum whom she describes as her friends.

Thompson Lang is the despicable villain described in the California newspaper expose and other blog docs. He is a sociopath of the worst kind. Leslie Linthicum is similar to similar to Liz Ditz, in character and makes me conclude that there can be friends, in ‘Hell’.
Let me be very clear: Liz Ditz is a liar, and a person who is so devoid of decency as to lie about matters which cause children’s lives to be put in danger. She did this to draw traffic to her website. She was successful in getting this money and audience, at the expenses of our volunteer rescue team’s ability to save lives.  Her selfish obsession with money and attention, ‘at any cost’, is NOT acceptable to decent people. There should be Internet laws that would put someone like Liz Ditz, in prison. Her website is full of wild crazy rants and bouts of hatred. She is like the ‘little man hiding behind the curtain with a giant megaphone, in the Wizard of OZ. Her actions would be pathetic if they hadn’t caused the loss of so much life and undo suffering of so many innocent victims.
It has taken 6 years of brutal abuse, via her vitriolic and hateful Internet rants for us to be able to ‘track her down’. She successfully hid behind her computer. She is not only one of these ‘creatures’ who use the Internet with impunity to destroy the lives of people with their hatred. She is a bold faced liar of the worst kind. Based upon her 6 years of harm to our rescue team; I believe that Liz Ditz would do anything for money and attention.Now that we have ‘tracked her down’  we consider it to be our duty, as decent people, to expose her nefarious activities to the ‘light of day’.We found her phone number and can you imagine that she is on the Board of Directors of a Private Girl’s School. Absolutely stunning!
It is truly a disgrace that their institution is associated with such a person.

We look forward to Liz Ditz being brought to justice and are completely willing to prove every thing we say about her. See the documents and proof at http://www.amerrescue.org  and be aware that we are prepared to go to exhaustive lengths to substantiate, document and otherwise prove everything we say about this individual.
Do not believe a thing she says on her website..about anything…If you asked me what lengths she would go to satisfy her ego, inferiority complex, need for attention and obsession for recognition..I would truthfully answer with 2 word:s NO LIMIT!
doug copp 

founder of ARTI ( the world’s most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation/management organization) and the Discoverer of the ‘triangle of life’ to take building collapse survivability from 2% using ‘duck and cover’ to 90% using the ‘triangle of life’
ARTI is All Unpaid Volunteers willing to stand up to and fight USA insurance companies and bureaucrats who consider it cheaper and less trouble if victims die rather than survive with possible trauma and sue ( less profit for insurance companies and higher premiums for bureaucrats)

“Now, that my 911 injuries have made it impossible for me, to crawl into collapsed buildings, I thank God for allowing me to continue saving lives. I am willing to sacrifice my life, my health, my reputation and endure any attack, slander, burden or harm to fulfill this life purpose. PERIOD.”

see

 

www.amerrescue.org for hundreds of pages of testimonials, videos, docs. Complete information to survive major disaster, learned from doug’s searching 896 collapsed buildings and witnessing 1+ million  collapsed buildings, at more than 100 major disaster events; throughout the entire world… amerrescue@aol.com www.amerrescue.org
1-902-567-1227 home

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ARTI 5 page list of Accomplishments circa 911

Some of the Major Projects, Rescues and Accomplishments by Doug Copp for ARTI during 1998, 1999, 2000, created March 2003, confined to a 5 page list.

The money donated by Doug Copp during this time period (immediately preceding total disability at the World Trade Center) was used to save more than 100,000 lives, reduce the suffering of hundreds of thousands more people; was publicized in 300 plus TV broadcasts, featured on several documentaries, aired on BBC Radio World Service to 130 million audience 6 times, written about in many magazines and more than 20,000 separate newspapers. In total, during this time period, my work was publicized to more than 1 billion people. I have copies of many of these newspapers, TV Broadcasts, video footage and hundreds of thank you letters from Presidents, Kings and other noteworthy people. Most of the cash of ARTI was donated by Doug Copp, although the stricken Governments contributed many millions of dollars in Kind (helicopters, naval ships, cargo planes, commercial airlines, military vehicles, hotels, military and governmental resources etc etc, etc)

The Summary Short List of my work, in 50 plus countries and actual travel to 25 countries, during this time period, includes:

1) As the Chief and Founder of the National Rescue Team of Turkey, I gave many training courses, lectured to many Government Agencies and changed the entire mentality of the Turkish Authorities and People. Previously the modus operandi had been to haul the rubble with victims live and dead, to the dump. There was absolutely no rescue. After my years of work this changed to one of saving the lives of every victim. In a country which previously made no effort to save trapped victims; the team I created saved 358 victims buried alive, in Turkey, during 1999. ABC Network paid me to accompany me to Turkey and film me saving the life of a little girl trapped under 9 floors, of rubble, for 3 days. This rescue, under almost impossible circumstances, has been broadcast to more than 100 countries on 5 different TV Programs a total of more than 60 times. It has been broadcast on American TV more than 100 times on several major networks. I have 250 permanent team members, in Turkey, who have included, National Heroes, The Prime Minister, Movie Stars and many other outstanding celebrities. I have created rescue teams, in several countries. This one is permanent and will save many thousands of lives, over time.

2) The money I earned during 2000 saved the lives of 100,000+ victims in India during January of 2001. As reported on the Front Page of the Times of India (10 million copies simultaneously published per day) the Indian Government placed me in charge of the entire resources of the Indian Government. The Ministry of Health expected 125,000 to 250,000 deaths from a re-outbreak of the plague. By following my leadership the plague was completely prevented.  These lives were saved.  Also, we saved the lives of many people buried alive `although 100,000 died from building collapse.

 

3) I taught and lectured to dozens of Rescue Teams and Fire Departments, University Professors and Students, Government Officials. Also, I taught and lectured to Engineers and Civil Defense Officials at many Universities. I am referred to in the Official Government Training Manuals of many countries (such as, the front page of Ministry of Civil Defense, New Zealand and providing the training videos to most of the Australian Government Agencies and Fire Departments). I have many awards, keys to the city, membership and Government Issued Emergency ID’s (Uniquely issued to a non-citizen, from many countries), Distinguished University Diplomas and medals from this time period.

4) I acquired and delivered several million dollars worth of rescue equipment, which I transported to and personally delivered to volunteer rescue teams in 3rd world countries.

5) Advising many countries on the ‘Triangle of Life’ invented by Copp to take     survivability in collapsed buildings to more than 90%, This scientific Discovery, by myself is now being taught and formally adopted and used by most of the countries worldwide who previously suffered the highest Casualties from Natural Disasters. This includes, Peru, Turkey, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and others.

6) I Re-created a rescue capacity in Tajikistan after the collapse of the Soviet Union. I trained soldiers, mountain climbers and civilians to be firefighters and rescuers. Upon my arrival there had been no firefighting or rescuers remaining. They had all returned to Russia. This was accomplished via a sub-contract with the European Union.

a) I  Re-invigorated by example an international Ex Patriot Community frozen by fear of death (an ambush had recently killed several UN employees), I was the first of hundreds of representatives from International Relief Agencies who would walk the streets of  Dushambi even though murders and machinegun fire took place daily

b) I arranged for the escape of a political dissident who was close to being killed for his democratic beliefs.

c) I consulted on the means of diverting the largest landslide, in the world, which was in the process of destroying dozens of towns and villages in Tajikistan.

d) I worked with the members of the Order of Mother Teresa on a safety project in a country that had previously sentenced Christians to 30 years in prison for the act of being caught praying. I worked with Father Joseph in Tajikistan to protect the lives of the underground Christian Community in an Islamic Fundamentalist Country.

e) I taught all the Professors of the National Technical University and their individual classes ‘the triangle of life’. This was adopted as their formal policy. I , further trained a group of 100 ‘trainers’ to go to schools throughout the country and perpetuate my ‘survival methods’. We started with the pre-school and kindegarden children.

7) I Assisted the Dali Lama on 3 International Peace Initiatives. Also, ARTI members placed the flag of Tibet as a proposed ‘World Park’ on the peaks of the world’s 7 tallest mountains. ARTI saved the lives of a member of an International Climbing Team, on Mount Everest.

 

8) I originated and conceptualized a peace project acted upon by the President of Taiwan, the Pope and the Dali Lama This co-operative project was announced on CNN many times.

9) I worked with democratic forces in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

10) I arranged for the Turkish and Greek Rescue Teams and Governments amongst who I am very famous (I had appeared on Greek and Turkish TV many times as a humanitarian and heroic person during previous disasters in both countries. The President of Greece thanked me personally and the Prime Minister of Turkey sent regards.) To work together as a single team at the First major Earthquake, in Turkey during 1999. This was the cumulation of 4 years of work, which was consummated in a ‘peace’ meeting and thawing of relations between the Prime Minister of Turkey and the President of Greece, officiated over by President Clinton. This was televised worldwide. Similar work between Turkey and Armenia garnered the support of the Armenian Ambassador to the United Nations, the President of Armenia and several Turkish Generals and Political Leaders.

11) I was the Inspector General of All the 50 rescue teams working in Turkey during 1999. This included my formal inspection of the FEMA (USA Government Team) in Turkey.

12) I Allowed an Israeli Production Company to accompany me to 5 major disasters to make a major documentary about my work

13) I gave several lectures sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs of Peru simul broadcast throughout the entirety of South America, Attended by many Political Figures from numerous Embassies.

14) At the request of Maria Reich, the Discover of the United Nations designated World Heritage Site: ‘The Nazca Lines’ (The subject of dozens of National Geographic and other documentaries) I saved the 2,000 year old giant land-drawings of animals, birds, crocodiles etc (only seen from an airplane) from complete destruction. I designed the drainage plan and restoration project, which saved the Lines from complete El Nino Destruction. The Governor of the region and the Mayor of Nasca assisted me with planes and resources. My plan was funded by the United Nations and implemented by the Peruvian Ministry of the Interior.

15) During the El Nino in Peru, ARTI-Peru with 7,500 members saved many lives. My work here brought International Teams and our own small group saved the lives of some orphan children at a completely destroyed orphanage. I did the preliminary work for the British Documentary ‘Future Storm’ as the world-expert regarding major disaster destruction caused by global climatic change.

16) I Lectured and touring several American, British and Canadian Embassies for the reduction of security and safety threats. This included access to CIA, top secret,  areas of the embassies.

17) I prepared a report for President Bush and White House Chief of Staff, Andrew Card Jr. concerning the economic loss and potential political destabilization caused by the El Salvador earthquake, at the request of the White House. I was in charge of an International ARTI team with members from 5 countries and covered the entire country-recovering victims. This was publicized on CNN, NBC, BBC and other networks.

18) I saved the lives of many people during the Earthquake in Taiwan. Since, I had already signed a co-operative agreement with the National Rescue Team of Taiwan several years before and had assisted the President of Taiwan on 2 prior projects I was given the honor of leading the only team given carte blanche to travel the country from disaster site to disaster site, at will. With the complete resources of helicopters, humvees trucks and Taiwanese Military personnel, at my disposal.

19) The Venezuelan Government had been trained, by me, during 1999. I stayed at a private Government Apartment at their top-secret and guarded think tank and nuclear facility. This level of prestige and credibility was fruitful during the floods of 2000 in which we saved many lives. Using one of my inventions: the ‘ARTI DeTox Suit’ to treat//cure several hundred children from skin disease during the Venezuelan Floods, which killed 50,000.  The children were treated with my equipment at the Venezuellan Military Base, with the complete co-operation of the Venezuellan Government.

20) I advised Prince Charles and Dean Harris (private assistant to Prime Minister Tony Blair), Minister Brown (The Minister of Agriculture of Great Britain) and Guy Verhofstadt (The Prime Minister of Belgium) and Robert Coleman (The Director of The Health Consumer Directorate of the European Commission) regarding the elimination and control of ‘Hoof and Mouth’ Disease. I have many documents regarding this valuable contribution.  I met with the highest level politicians in several countries.  According to the European Commission, my recommendations were followed and written into law among the European Community Parliament.

21) I trained an entire city in Southern Peru (ILO) to prepare against explosions, chemical spills, train derailment, earthquake and mine collapse. I trained the Police, Military, Fire Dept, Red Cross and Dept. of Health.

22) The New Zealand, Ministry of Civil Defense used my training manuals, training cd’s to design the New Zealand General Rescue Manual with my picture and credit to ARTI on the front cover.

23) We signed co-operative rescue and humanitarian agreements with 10 countries; including, Kenya, Croatia, The Philippines etc.etc

24) I used my invention ‘The Copp Casualty Locator’ to recover victims from numerous disasters, around the world. As demonstrated to representatives from 300 of the major Police, Military and Rescue Organizations, in the world, during a training session in Canada, this is the only machine that can locate human remains.  (e.g The US Navy, NYPD, LAFD, ‘Scotland Yard’, South African Police,  etc.)

25) In Kosovo, I was accompanied by German TV. I was broadcast throughout Europe on 8 TV Networks as I used the Casualty Locator to find mass grave (murder) sites for the US Military. I was filmed searching LIVE mine fields.  I went into Kosovo during battle and before the US Army arrived. I was shot at and drove 30 miles on a mined and attacked ‘no-man’s land’. I have 8 hours of this footage.

26) I was the key figure responsible for locating John F. Kennedy Jr., after the plane crash, I provided the solution which lead to the immediate locating of John F. Kennedy’s remains.  The US Coast Guard was able to locate JFK in within 1 hour of the implementation of my solution.

27) I Returned to the site of the Swiss Air Crash ( Nova Scotia, Canada) to consult with concerned parties.

 

 

The website has hundreds of pages outlining this work. This list is  just a small portion of the many projects I accomplished during these three years. I expect that no Organization with a budget of millions or billions accomplished more for humanity. I have a stack of documents 3 feet high, hundreds of hours of video, thousands of pictures, hundreds of newspapers and magazines, which substantiate and applaud these accomplishments. To be a member of ARTI is to sacrifice and accomplish.

 

Doug Copp

Rescue Chief // Disaster Manager

American Rescue Team International

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Brutally Harsh Treatment Given to 911 HERO Dead Mother called a $1 road whore

The Campaign to discredit the triangle of life, has sunk to new lows….read the Doug Copp Blog article. Doug Copp’s dead mother is desribed as a $1 road whore, to be fucked by Tom Lang. Tom Lang is the villain that Doug Copp expelled from 911. It wasn’t only because lang was dressed in a matching outfit as his secretary..or his statement that the 911 first responders should go fuck themselves..that he could care less..how much they suffered. It was everything. Lang used his newspaper and his $100 million (all inherited as a 20 year old brat) to publish and syndicate 702 lies about Copp. He thought that this would kill Copp, who was barely hanging on to life, from his 911 injuries. A lawsuit against Lang meant all my money and 3 years without so much as being able to depose lang. Legal after legal motion, from a floor of lawyers ended any chance of Justice against Thompson Lang, Albuquerque Journal, before it began. At least he spent a million dollars in legal fees, to avoid court.

Doug Copp: ” I wish I could have simply given my life or anything else I could to have prevented Lang from discrediting me. Not for myself but for the thousands of people who have died as a consequence of his destruction of my work…primarily the triangle of life.

Brutally Harsh Treatment Given   to .11 First Responder / Victim Reports of “911 phony” are completely false and were an act of revenge

Written by Carol Camelot C3M

An actual untouched color photograph of Doug Copp sliding under a broken wall/beam in the subterranean hell of the 911 rubble

As government officials, first responders and disaster victims around the world have acknowledged for over 20 years, Doug Copp, Rescue Chief of American Rescue Team International (ARTI) was well known and respected for his search and rescue expertise, as well as his steadfast commitment to saving lives anywhere and everywhere – even at the Twin Towers during 9.11.

Planes were grounded immediately across the USA after 9.11 occurred.  However, Doug Copp was granted a special dispensation to fly to New York City through the intervention of his then New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson and the Director of the FAA. T. H. Lang, the publisher and owner of the contacted Doug Copp and offered to fly him and the ARTI team members in his private jet, along with himself and his journalists.

Copp now says, “I thought that it was a humanitarian or patriotic gesture. I could not have been more wrong. Getting on his jet was the worst mistake of my life. If I would have known of his dark nature I would have driven to New York City.  Despite all of my travels around the world, I was still naïve. I never knew that such a soul like him actually existed.”

Once there, Lang insisted on his group being given the special 9.11 search and rescue credentials so they could have unfettered access with their cameras.  By pretending to be rescuers, they would have exclusive access to the 9.11 disaster site because all media were denied access to the area.  This meant attaining the highest level possible of prestige in the publishing industry and a huge fortune to Lang in obvious anticipation of extraordinary profits for news sales and for his other media venues.  Doug Copp refused to enable them to get the badges, and the resulting conflict actually escalated into a fistfight.

Says Copp, “His behavior was that of a spoiled rotten 16 year old tyrant with no regard whatsoever for the victims (live or dead) and the first responders.” Copp continued, ”He continually interfered with our rescue work. That was unacceptable. T. H. Lang’s behavior was shocking and made me worry about the 9.11 first responders who were emotionally fragile because they were searching for their missing “brothers” and would be devastated to witness Lang’s sadistic and insensitive behavior.  When told to behave himself because the 9.11 victims would be hurt by his actions, Lang shouted, ‘Fuck them!  I could care less. I want my badge.’” 

Later, in front of witnesses including New York City ARTI member Peter Donahue, Lang screamed profanities and threats and left in a rage. Lang never reported a word about Doug Copp’s rescue efforts or his very existence until 2004 when Doug was on the verge of death from his 9.11 injuries.

Then Lang’s newspaper the Albuquerque Journal which he inherited while a freshman in University along with $110,000,000.00, unleashed an explosion of obscenity.  His newspapers started with the headline: “9.11 Phony” and a 1/2 front page “altered” picture of Doug Copp with his crotch ripped out of his jumpsuit and his penis exposed. He followed that with five front pages, 23 articles, altogether 20,000 plus words which described the ARTI rescue chief as one of the worst “criminal” frauds who ever lived. He used slurs such as:  buffoon, knucklehead, fraud, phony, freeloader…etc…etc… His articles included hundreds of the most bold-faced lies and imaginations straight from what could only be described as a twisted and dark mind.  Later when Copp filed his lawsuit, he swore under penalty of perjury that the writer of the Lang stories, Leslie Linthicum, had called up Copp after the “character assassination” was underway and cackled to Copp, with a devilish and haunting laugh, “How is your health now!”

Leslie Linthicum attacked Doug when he was at his mentally and physically weakest point, near death which made Lang believe that they would never be sued because Doug Copp would be dead soon.  One has to wonder why Tom Lang delayed three years to report on Doug’s supposed “malfeasant and illegal activities” when editors and journalists never sit on a story.

T. H. Lang’s main article “9.11 PHONY” was read by billions of people as hundreds of the world’s major newspapers, including The New York Times and London Daily Telegraph, and even newspapers in the most obscure and remote areas published the “9.11 PHONY STORY” with the picture of Copp’s penis exposed.  Lang pushed the “9.11 PHONY” article into AOL News Today which reaches 220 million people and into police and fire department trade journals around the world, as well as in a multitude of websites.  He accomplished this at the expense of a dedicated 9.11 hero who at the time was near death from his 9.11 injuries. You must ask yourself why a publisher would sit on a story about the worst, most horrible criminal — a story that was so big that it went to billions of people and made Lang a fortune and became the biggest scoop his media empire ever had.  Yet he never published anything about Doug Copp’s very existence until three years after he stormed away in a rage.

Doug Copp explained, “He wanted revenge, to use me as a vehicle to ‘put money in his pocket’, and I believe to destroy me for the good work I had done in my life.”

Lang’s media bombardment painted a portrait of someone who is in perfect health, stole money from the widows and children of 9.11, that Doug Copp should be put in prison and demanded that the U. S. Justice Dept. arrest Doug Copp as one of the worst criminals in American history.  Lang was quoted by Crosswinds magazine as boasting that, “No official can be elected to political office in the State of New Mexico without the endorsement of my newspaper, the Albuquerque Journal and nobody gets that endorsement without my personal approval.”

Doug Copp tells this writer that T. H. Lang used every political weapon in his power to get revenge and that Copp has received the most venomous death threats you could ever imagine.  Yet after three years of investigation by the U. S. Dept. of Justice instigated at Tom Lang’s behest there was nothing illegal or improper to be found about Mr. Copp’s personal and professional activities.  Despite their monumental efforts to find any mud at all to sling at Doug Copp, there was nothing to be found.

Recently Rosie O’Donnell of “The View” television program on ABC-TV interviewed two emergency responders who are still suffering very serious physical disabilities as a result of their efforts to save lives on 9.11 at the Twin Towers.  http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/270407responders.htm Doug Copp can certainly relate, as he continues to try to survive the thousands of toxins which he and many thousands of others in Manhattan ingested that day from the powdered concrete, steel, stucco, and human bodies.

As reported on “The View,” there have been 258,000 distinct toxins identified at Ground Zero.  Some of the worst poisons for which Doug Copp tested positive are dangerously high levels of lead (5000 times the maximum allowable for safety), arsenic, antimony, uranium, thallium, barium, cadmium, mercury, and bismuth among many others.  Doug Copp’s primary care physician, Dr. Timothy Smith of Berkeley, California, says Doug Copp has many thousands of toxins in his body, but it would be impractical for the laboratories to test for them all due to limitations of time and cost.  Dr. Smith’s report dated 2001 which summarized Doug Copp’s medical illnesses was 20 pages in length, with attachments totaling 2000 plus pages.

Prior to his work below Ground Zero, Doug Copp was the most experienced rescuer in the world having worked since 1985 as an unpaid volunteer at more than 100 major disaster events.  His doctor in July of 2001 wrote on the bottom of his medical check-up: “Excellent health!” He normally spent six months out of the year sleeping on the ground, next to rubble.  But the complex toxic cocktail of 9.11 was more than anyone could endure, and Doug fell ill along with many thousands of others, including office workers and residents of Manhattan.

But the brutally harsh and slanderous lies Tom Lang published was just the beginning. A producer from NBC’s “Dateline” contacted Mr. Copp and promised him that the “truth would be told”, “his side of the story”, “justice”, “exposing Lang” and “promised that Lang would appear on the program.”

Yet Doug Copp was suckered and deceived again. Ramirez, the tv producer, in a true “dog and pony show,” arranged for tv personality John Hockenberry, a wheelchair bound invalid, to make fun of Copp’s 9.11 injuries.  Ramirez had a private meeting with Lang, the outcome of which was a 15 minute segment within the one hour show format which omitted Lang’s promised appearance and instead misrepresented and devastated Doug Copp.  Contrary to Ramirez’s promises, he omitted all the truthful events of  9.11 pertaining to Lang’s behavior, all references to the fight, and all testimony from Mr. Copp’s doctors.  Shockingly he omitted reporting the incident that Doug had a respiratory attack in Dr. Boucher’s office in front of himself, the film crew and the clinic’s staff.  John Hockenberry appeared on screen in a wheelchair and made light of Mr. Copp’s serious ailments. They aired the Albuquerque Journal’s adulterated photograph of his penis outside the tear in the jumpsuit’s fabric.  The entire program was structured in such a way as to present a completely false image of Doug Copp as one who was fabricating the illness for personal gain and was not in fact a highly experienced rescuer.

Mr. Copp’s attorneys filed a lawsuit seeking damages in the sum of $131,000,000.00 against NBC network and “Dateline” with the Supreme Court of the State of New York with a 38-page complaint which outlined some of the lies which Ramirez produced in that one hour show.  Attorney Andy Miller of Karasik and Associates describes Copp’s case as “rock solid.”  Leslie Linthicum, the writer for Lang who published hundreds of lies about Copp is included as a defendant in the lawsuit.  Doug Copp states that, “Dateline’s strategy is to delay the proceedings hoping that I will die from my 9.11 injuries before they are forced to pay for their lies and fraud.”

At our website www.amerrescue.org you the reader of this article will find hundreds of letters of gratitude, a video of Doug Copp saving people who were buried alive, and video shot under the 9.11 rubble. The World Trade Center Twin Towers were the 893rd and 894th collapsed buildings he had crawled into as an UNPAID VOLUNTEER. Altogether Doug Copp and some of the ARTI team members were at Ground Zero for two weeks or more, and Mr. Copp descended six times into the smoldering subterranean rubble searching for victims.

Doug Copp informs this writer, “I continue to be very sick and have struggled and fough monumental battles, with my own death, for six years. When I feel good I have only 10 medical problems. Last month, I was suffering with 20 simultaneous medical problems.  At my very worst, I had 47 simultaneous medical problems.” The 41 medical doctors and specialists have all concurred in writing as to Doug Copp’s condition.  His primary care physician, Dr. Timothy Smith, has deferred his payments for medical treatment until Mr. Copp wins his lawsuit because he is so profoundly disgusted by the behavior of Lang and Ramirez.

Copp has suffered from five respiratory diseases, cerebral edema, chemically induced brain damage, thousands of blisters and lesions on his hands and arms, and immune system attacks amongst many others.  His biggest concerns are going blind because of glaucoma and that he suffers from postural orthostatic hypotension (he becomes unconscious without any warning).  His eyes also have multiple problems including a distorted lens, optic nerve inflammation and times at which he cannot see in color.  Mr. Copp also suffers constantly from infections.

His stack of medical documents now measures three feet in height while it grows even higher, being under the treatment of six medical doctors at the moment.  In 2001 his doctors submitted a diagnosed medical treatment plan on his behalf to the Victims’ Compensation Fund for $1,960,000.00 for a fully detailed medical treatment program.  After paying the legal and other professional expenses required for the 9.11 assistance application, which was promised to include money for all medical expenses, money for lost income, and money for ‘pain and suffering’ Doug Copp received an embrace from Special Master Feinberg in which he called Mr. Copp “a great American hero” and he actually netted about $320,000 total towards the $1,960,000.00 prescribed medical treatment — and to support Doug Copp for the rest of his natural life.  Since Mr. Copp has for over 20 years through ARTI worked as an unpaid volunteer, he receives $0.00 from workmen’s compensation, $0.00 from Social Security, $0.00 from any pension and $0.00 from any income to support him.  He and his wife of many years live in meager circumstances and take in boarders. A very bleak future, indeed.

“I am living a life of constant suffering and pain.  It is like I am living inside a video game, fighting my way through hell,” says Doug Copp.

The writer of this article personally attests to the fact she has known Doug Copp since 1998, and she presents the “Triangle of Life” technique discovered by Doug Copp for saving lives during earthquakes in her southern California community as a Training Specialist for ARTI.  She remembers the conversation with Doug Copp she had when he was waiting on confirmation he would be allowed to fly to New York City to assist with the rescue efforts.  She also learned from him firsthand about the events which transpired upon his return from New York City.

For you, the readers of this “Code 3” newsletter, this article has been written to enable you to understand the plight of Doug and Paulina Copp, who have sacrificed so much to assist others around the world.  As Doug Copp’s physical condition is precarious and fraught with peril, he does not know how much time God gives him to remain with us.  He just wants his name and ARTI’s name to be cleared and for the public to know the truth about these horrible events which took place in September 2001.

(end) first published 2007.

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ARTI and Doug Copp*** Minute by Minute*** Timeline at 911

You will read some amazing things:

1) You will find evidence concerning Eric Wade, one of Thompson Lang’s gang who had already been sanctioned by the New York Stock Exchange, go berserk by screaming at and then repeatedly punching the corpse of a New York City Firefighter ; as he lay, in an ambulance outside of the Roosevelt Island Fire Station, NYC.

2) Members of the Chicago Fire Dept, who Doug Copp took in his van and used Copp’s credentials to allow entry into the 911 security zone; actually caught members of the FBI..RED HANDED..smashing glass jewelry cases, in the underground shopping mall, and stuffing their pockets with gold Rolex watches. Guns were pulled. Lives and jobs were threatened. A  world globe encrusted with jewels was taken and later showed up at FBI Headquarters, in Washington, DC. This became a big news story..as an honest FBI Agent exposed the theft to the media. The Globe was given to a museum. The gold watches stolen by the FBI Agents disappeared.

3) Read about the disgusting behavior of Thompson Lang, owner of the Albuquerque Journal, his unscrupulous assistant Leslie Linthicum and his gang of cutthroats, thieves and liars.

Here it is, Minute by minute:

A Timeline of Doug Copp’s Activities relating to 911 During the fall of 2001. The Timeline starts on Sept 11; continues thru, the second mission to 911, during November and ends when The ARTI search ends in December 2001.

The following are some of the activities of my everyday routine, during September 2001. (It is followed by a specific bullet list of additional activities I undertook on a specific basis for each specific day I worked at 911):

Basic Functions: at 911, time allocated; typically, a total of 5 -6 hours per day:

**Ate food and insured that active ARTI members had food. I never spent more than a total of 20 minutes per day eating food. Always stood up while eating and carried on active work and project evaluation, mitigation and future schedule activities and problem solving while eating.

** I went to use the toilet no more than 5 minutes per day.

** I had a shower every 2nd or third day except when I was very greasy from toxins. This lasted for 10-15 minutes.

** I went to a restaurant only once in 12 days; although, it was free.

** I didn’t sleep for first few days. I slept 3-4 hours per day for a total of 23 hours during my entire NYC Time.

** Transportation: 1-2 hours per day ( Lang had our hotel farther away from the rubble than Peter Donohue (ARTI-NYC) had arranged. This was a big fight but my volunteer driver was getting very upset so I caved-in to Lang and Linthicum’s demand.)

My everyday routine other than basic functions took up to 5-7 hours per 24 hour period.

**Coordinated, arranged driving and operational transportation schedule for all ARTI personnel with ARTI Police Driver to and from Ground Zero on a repetitive basis and any other isolated trip to places; such as, Roosevelt Island NYFD Headquarters or etc.

**Communicated with Bill Reeves, ARTI Manager Daily Report on activities of all ARTI members. Problems, obstacles, goals, achievements, projections, schedules and efforts to get experienced personnel into 911.

**Sent update to Vince, ARTI webmaster to be disseminated to all ARTI members who were anxiously waiting for updates.

**Communicated with ARTI New York City Personnel and supporters.

**Communicated with members of NYFD, NYPD and other relevant organizations who were actually involved in a positive way to mitigate 911

** I kept all equipment serviced, charged, repaired and maintained. My room was completely filled with equipment.

**Contacted Hotel desk for messages left for ARTI Command Center.

** Received and acted upon all messages, dealings, concerns and activities of ARTI and all ARTI members while at 911.

** Trained ARTI personnel and others; such as, NYPD, Chicago FD with relevant information so that they would not be killed, injured or harmed while at 911.

** Attempted to enforce good conduct by reporting on malfeasance of FEMA and others; such as, filing a NYC Police report after we caught the FBI looting watches and jewelry from a damaged jewelry store under the rubble.

** When relevant and necessary: Located and informed ARTI members of logistics, support, caches of food and water, and escape route should we be trapped under the rubble.

** As required, on a daily basis: Met with members of NYFD.

** As required, on a daily basis:  Met with members of NYPD.

** Either met personally with relevant political 911 participants; such as, New York City Police Commissioner Kerrick or arranged for ARTI personnel to meet with them to acquire their assistance with ARTI work; such as, Efrain Huamann meeting with Governor Pataki.

** Attempted to enlist the maximum possible ARTI participation in 911 by either arranging for ARTI members like Efrain Huamann to come to NYC or unsuccessfully attempting to get other members; such as, The National Fire Dept of Peru to participate.

**Worked to stop FEMA from self glorification and preventing rescue, recovery by real rescue and disaster mitigation personnel

**Warned members of NYPD, NYFD and many other organizations that FEMA would try to exclude, prevent or otherwise destroy their efforts to save lives, recover victims and help people.

**Insured that ARTI members were not showing signs of ptsd and if so had proper care given or rest.

**Took active steps to calm or assist the General Population with coping with tragedy.

**Met with ARTI members and supporters who would assist in 2 nd phase of general population ability to cope.

**Assisted the Spanish speaking community to cope.

**Assisted the Chicago FD to help with 911 efforts.

** Planning 911 rescue activities.

** arranging for the casualty locator to be used to locate dead victims, whenever, time permitted from busy schedule of locating survivors and helping the survivors cope.

** I met with Politicians, Police and Fire Chiefs, Community Leaders and media on a constant basis; as required, to gain support to achieve the ARTI mission.

Searching for live or dead victims at 911, took 8 to 12 hours per day.

**Searched the outside of rubble for a possible subterranean entrance where victims may be located.

** Searched inside the rubble when it was warranted to do so.

The Problems created by Lang and his entourage typically wasted 2-3 hours per day:

**** Insured that supporters of ARTI work at 911 were content, problems were mitigated and ARTI ‘s Reputation was not tarnished because of : 1)  Steve Lentz drinking bouts and fights, 2) Miller’s nervous dilemma by having Vietnam flashbacks and his preoccupation with pleasing Lang and getting some of his money, 3) John Grace’s cowardice, 4) Eric Wade’s cowardice and flight from NYC due to malfeasance, 5) Mike Holley’s attempt to sneak into 911, his demands that I help him so that his lover ( we presumed) , T. Lang could paint him as a hero, 6) Thompson Lang’s outrageous and public outbursts and insults against myself, ARTI,  NYFD, NYPD and any and all victims who were witnesses to his contempt, disrespect and lack of empathy for everyone involved with the 911 tragedy. This was an enormous burden to carry on a daily basis and took time away from my efforts to satisfy my duty to my conscience and my responsibilities to ARTI and the 911 victims. This burden started before the plane left New Mexico and never ended until I was finally rid of them after throwing Lang and his gang out of my room and I had incorrectly thought ‘out of my life’. I have come to realize that Lang created a problem, outburst, or a demand every single time I met him.

Sept 11

**The attack on America begins.

**Contacted by Idi Callahan of Fox news and asked when I would be arriving and what I would be doing at 911. I started to prepare for a tidal wave of activity. As Miller described in the video, usually 2 calls simultaneously but at one point I had 3 simultaneous phone calls. I placed the phones in front of me and spoke to everyone at the same time.

** started to pack 3 expedition bags of equipment ( weighing 200 lb.) and the O3 Emergency DeTox System which was composed of 3 trunks of equipment and weighed 150 lbs. a total of 450 lb.

** I made arrangements and detailed my drive to 911 if I had NOT received approval to fly by tomorrow, at the latest.

** Contacted by Miller re traveling to 911 and that he would take care of all arrangements; since, I was newly arrived to area and he claimed to ‘know everyone’. I had many calls from Miller who was arranging for Political support from Congresswoman Heather Wilson, The Director of the FAA, a US Air Force General at the Air Base in ABQ. He told me that he knew the owner of the Albuquerque journal who should be willing to fly me to 911.

**Contacted by Peter Donahue. Gave instructions to peter to arrange for logistics –material support. I gave specific instructions regarding a Van and an Official Driver; who would be at our complete disposal during 911…24 hours per day. Also, I told Peter to get a Hotel donated to the team that would be close to 911, a place to put our gear and setup my room or a room as a Command Center and equipment storage and treatment Center.

**Steve Lentz came to my home.

** Miller faxed or emailed me a doc, for me to sign, which would help him use my ARTI documents to obtain co-operation from Governmental Officials.

** Arranged for liaison with ARTI-Member Rob Verhauf to drive from Wisconsin FD to 911..

**As Mike Miller stated in his video I was receiving phone calls from ARTI members and other rescuers from around the USA and the world who wanted to join with me at 911.

** I spoke with Randy Haverd who was driving with his team from Texas. We arranged to rendezvous at 911. I asked him to contact his friend Dr DuPuy to arrange White House assistance if any only if it was necessary (which I told him I did Not think it would be necessary.) I reminded Randy that FEMA would try to prevent rescue but it would be very difficult for them; since, 911 was a much more difficult area for FEMA to control the media, the local authorities and to squash rescue than OK City was. I told him that NYFD and NYPD would NOT let their friends die. He agreed. (NB.Chief Norman who Linthicum portrays as a NYFD Fire Chief and falsely claimed that he was in charge of ALL 911 rescue and recovery operations actually writes in a FEMA magazine that the NYFD and NYPD Officers nearly rioted when he exercised his authority as a FEMA Officer in excluding the NYFD and NYPD from working at 911 and making it a FEMA only event. ( I have a copy of this article.)

**I packed all the major pieces of equipment need for a 15 member rescue team which I had expected to join me. This included equipment for processing hundreds of Urban Heavy Rescuer Personnel per day with one of my inventions the O3 Emergency DeTox Unit. The fact that I had equipment for 15 personnel and FEMA prevented them from working at 911 created a great problem for me, logistically, to transport the equipment back to ABQ.

** I am NOT sure if Lang called me or whether it was Miller. I do NOT think Lang called; however, I have a vague recollection of speaking with someone concerning the flight.

Sept 12

**Went to local TV Station to talk about NM participation at 911 and to put pressure on Government Officials to arrange for clearance for flight. Mike Miller arranged for this interview.

**** Continued to pack 3 expedition bags of equipment (weighing 200 lb.) and the O3 Emergency DeTox System which was composed of 3 trunks of equipment and weighed 150 lbs. a total of 450 lb.

** I continued to make arrangements and detailed my drive to 911 if I had NOT received approval to fly by tonight. Had made arrangements to pick up Rob Verhauf enroute to 911 if I was driving by car.

** Communicated with Miller re traveling to 911 and that he would take care of all arrangements; since, I was newly arrived to area and he claimed to ‘know everyone’. I had many calls from Miller who was arranging for Political support from Congresswoman Heather Wilson, The Director of the FAA, a US Air Force General at the Air Base in ABQ. He told me that he knew the owner of the Albuquerque journal who should be willing to fly me to 911.

**More pre arrival work with Peter Donahue. Gave instructions to Peter to arrange for logistics –material support. I gave specific instructions regarding a Van and an Official Driver; who would be at our complete disposal during 911…24 hours per day. Also, I told Peter to get a Hotel donated to the team that would be close to 911, a place to put our gear and setup my room or a room as a Command Center and equipment storage and treatment Center.

**Steve Lentz came to my home to go to the airport.

**As Mike Miller stated in his video I was receiving phone calls from ARTI members and other rescuers from around the USA and the world who wanted to join with me at 911.

** I continued to communicate with Randy Haverd who was driving with his team from Texas. We arranged to rendezvous at 911. I asked him to contact his friend Dr DuPuy to arrange White House assistance if any only if it was necessary (which I told him I did Not think it would be necessary.) I reminded Randy that FEMA would try to prevent rescue but it would be very difficult for them; since, 911 was a much more difficult area for FEMA to control the media, the local authorities and to squash rescue than OK City was.

** Mike Holley came to my home.

Sept 13

** Paulina drove me to airport in the middle of the night.

** arrived at NM Airport

** I stopped at a mailbox and mailed a postcard to myself. This was a tradition with me. The postcard said: “Dear Doug: Congratulations. You made it back alive.” I got into a habit of doing this because I would come back from disasters, broke, sick and traumatized. It helped to cheer me up and overcome my own ptsd.

**Lang gave me dirty looks and sneers because I was driving an old car and he didn’t like my shorts.

**The plane wasn’t ready to leave. It was necessary to wait for an hour. I waited, on the tarmac outside of the plane with my wife, Paulina Copp. Lang started an argument on the tarmac because he wanted exclusive media control of 911. he refused to permit the TV crew which Miller had arranged on the plane. I was forced to allow Lang to prevent an objective media presence at 911 or walk to NYC.

** Miller informed me that Lang would not speak with me directly because Lang was too important. If I wanted to communicate with Lang then I had to do it through Miller who had taken on the role of working for Lang. He asserts his authority in the video provided by Lang’s attorneys. Miller, also, declares, in the video that Lang was in absolute charge of the flight.

** Miller, also, states that he was going to be in charge of all political matters and that he had made arrangements to go with the New York Police Dept at the Javitz Center. After we arrived he actually went, against my strongest objections, to see FEMA NOT the NYPD.

** I told everyone that someone was working thru the night to get the support of Gov Pataki and the White House, if necessary. This was TRUE. Dr Du Puy, a high ranking member of the Republican Party who had asked me to provide a situation report on the 2001 earthquake in El Salvador for Andrew Card Jr and for Bush was working on these efforts on behalf of myself and ‘HIS GLORY’, for Randy Haverd.

**I used the time in the aircraft to brief everyone on safety and security issues which would be required for their personal protection while at 911. This briefing was interrupted and stopped by Lang’s demands that he be the center of attention and be in charge. I was told by Mike Miller that Lang had told him that Lang didn’t want me to speak to anyone on the plane. I thought this to be very weird and not understandable.

**Lang prohibited ‘fair media’ from observing his misbehavior at 911 by prohibiting them from aircraft. In the video, the film crew had arrived with and were filming Miller and Wade before I ever got to the ABQ Airport.

**arrived at Teaneneck Airport for 911

** Quoting Peter Donahue: “Doug spent time overcoming Lang’s demands that he would not use the donated van which was arranged by ARTI-NYC Liaison Officer Peter Donahue. Lang insisted that someone of his eminence required a limousine and a mere van was not good enough for him. I overcame his objections and delays; in order, to get to work. Now, that I was in NYC and could go to work it was not necessary to cow tail to Lang’s offensive demands.”

** Conflict with Lang and Linthicum in ARTI Van re Lang changing Hotel to 5 star. This was to cost me 15 hours of time in which I could have either slept or did ‘rescue work.’

I quote Peter Donahue’s affidavit: “Originally I had arranged for the team to stay for free in donated rooms at an inexpensive motel in Long Island City. I chose this motel because it was the closest and most convenient for ARTI to have as a command center, located near the Brooklyn Queens Expressway with ready access to Manhattan. The choice of this place would make ARTI’s contribution to the WTC rescue most effective. Doug said: “Let’s get to the motel. Drop off our equipment and get to work.” Upon finding out that the motel was not first class, and was not located near the tourist sites and entertainment center of Manhattan, both Lithicum and Lang said: “Let’s go to the Marriot Marquis.”  At this time, Mike Miller, who I understood to be working with Lang as liaison with ARTI but later found out he was actually working for Lang, agreed with Lang. I responded to Lang, Lithicum and Miller by asking them: “Does it really matter where we stay?” They continued to insist that they wanted to stay in Manhattan. Steve, the volunteer driver, pulled over to the side of the road and said: “Make your minds up!”  Doug was irritated and wanted to get to work.  Doug said: “Fuck it, Let them have what they want, I just want to get to work.”  I agreed with Doug and wanted the same. We drove to the Marriot Marquis. Miller went into the Marriot and arranged for the rooms to be donated while we waited outside. I felt and still feel that Lang’s behavior was inappropriate. I understood that Miller arranged for Lang and his reporters to get their rooms for free too, because they were pretending to be “rescue specialists” so they could gain site access.  The only true “rescue specialist” there was Doug Copp.”

**I checked into the Marriott Hotel at approx 1 pm.

**I set up the command center, checked into the hotel and gave the hotel my credit card as a deposit.

** Notified Hotel of Command Center status

**Contacted ARTI Manager and informed him of location of Command Center

**Set up equipment at Command Center

**Started Charging Batteries at Command Center

** I went down to the Van to leave.

**Lang wasted more of my time by going off and site seeing while I was waiting for everyone to return to the Van and go to Ground Zero. I got very angry and expressed my anger over his wasting my time getting to rescue .

**

**I quote Peter Donahue: “We drove the van to ground Zero. Lang wasted more of my rescue time by exerting his ‘control’ over everyone present and ordered Miller to go into FEMA headquarters. This was done against my demands and was “another power play by Lang.”. I was ready to go to work inside of ground Zero and I was stopped because I was required to go get Miller out of FEMA Headquarters. I quote peter Donahue’s affidavit: “Once we checked in at the Marriott, around 3 pm, we made our way to the Javitz Convention Center to seek official permission to enter the Ground Zero area and perform rescue and recovery work.  The Javitz Command Center was controlled by officers from the Federal Emergency Management Authority (“FEMA”).  Doug advised us to avoid these people, because they have a personal dislike for him due to his many public criticisms of the agency, criticisms which have proved remarkably prescient in light of FEMA’s disastrous performance at the Katrina disaster in New Orleans.  However, several of the members of Doug’s entourage insisted on seeking FEMA authority because it would benefit them personally in terms of their desire for news coverage and publicity.  Doug never entered the Javitz Center and did not seek FEMA authority; when the others did so, they were rejected.”

**I went to the NYPD Command Center and got immediate entrance and assistance from Officer Kevin Masi. He took me to his Captain and within 5 minutes I was given a police escort, for our van and equipment into Ground Zero. Somebody took video from our van of the Police Car with Lights flashing giving us an escort into ground Zero.

** I quote Peter Donahue’s affidavit: “Doug then resolved to seek credentials from the New York City police, and visited their nearby Command Center.  Almost instantly, the officers recognized Doug because of the news coverage on his rescue work in Turkey where he pulled a young girl from the rubble, and authorized him to enter Ground Zero.  They provided him with a police escort (two officers and their patrol car from the Town of Ossining) for our van and we proceeded immediately to the site.  At the final checkpoint, manned by 94th Precinct officers of my acquaintance, I left the van with my wife and child and returned in the company of the escorting officers to the Javitz Center.”

**I arrived inside of the final 911 checkpoint and at Ground Zero. I told everyone to sit down and wait while I went and spoke with a Chief of the NYFD. He was in charge of a on-site command center composed of a tarp-tent covering a couple of desks. Radios were on the desk and back-up equipment were stored here.

The NYFD Chief who was dispatching ‘teams’ into the rubble was speaking on the FD radio. I introduced myself and said that it would be a pleasure to work with him. He told me that the ‘teams’ were being rotated; since, this immediate search area was ‘confined’. He told me to put my name down on the rotation list and he would send me in on the next rotation. I wrote down my name and ARTI on the rotation list. I told him that I really didn’t want to wait. He suggested that I go to the other side of the rubble which was much more expansive. I thanked him and went on my way. I thought I would return and ‘rotate in’ should the other side of the rubble prove to be not a worthwhile search area. I left for the other side of the rubble after returning to see Lang’s group and tell them that I was going to the other side. I told them that they could follow if they wanted.

**Lang started to complain again. This is when he arranged to have a picture taken of my crotch.

** I rapidly traveled to the other side of the rubble. I never paid much attention to Lang or any of his gang because I was now ‘like a dog on a hot scent’ and thought of nothing except getting to work and finding an entry point under the rubble. I thought to myself that I was glad to be rid of Lang, his gang and the problems and delays they were causing me.

**I approached a NYPD Officer. He was very polite, helpful and he took me to an area where there was the possibility of crawling into the rubble. Without my knowing Grace filmed video this.

** Found subterranean entry point to ramp area. Lentz took a camera with him and came with me. This was filmed and later broadcast on Inside Edition.

**Searched with 2 Police Officers for victims

**Heard noises of rhythmic pattern underground searched to see if noises were human.

**The noises turned out to be heavy equipment working dangerously just above our heads.

** worked through the night. I think that I made contact with Rob Verhauf, at this time.

**I think this is the time that I went to Peter’s home for him to get equipment and we met Ron Hadani enroute. Hadani told me his background as an Israeli Fighter Pilot and an Engineer and asked if I would let him help. I told him that he could.

Sept 14

** Steve (our volunteer driver) got an emergency police pass for our rescue van

** continued to work at 911 from night before

** I telephoned Peter Donahue, briefed him to report ARTI activities to all interested NYC Mitigation participants. I quote peter Donahue’s affidavit: “The next day, Friday September 14th, Doug telephoned me and told me about his initial work at Ground Zero. Doug had told me that he had found a hole in the rubble which allowed him to crawl inside far enough to gain access to the collapsed and flooded Path Station, at the very bottom of the WTC rubble.”

**I started to get sick from my exposure to 911 poisons. I quote Peter Donahue’s affidavit:” The next day, Friday September 14th,  ….. Doug summoned me to meet him at the Marriott and I arrived there in late afternoon.  Doug was already coughing and slightly disoriented. I did not know what to make of it the, but I later came to understand that Doug was having reactions to being poisoned by hazardous material found under the Ground Zero site.”

**After meeting with Peter Donahue at ARTI’s Command Center we went to Roosevelt Island to co-ordinate with, offer assistance to and provide technology to members of Chief Ray Downey’s Special team who had NOT been killed, with Ray during the Tower Collapse. At Roosevelt Island Lang again started interfering with my co-ordination with the NYFD. Lang’s bad behavior was escalating and getting out of control.  Miller and Grace, also, started displaying their greed, selfishness and lack of empathy for the victims of 911.  I quote Peter Donahue’s affidavit: “At my suggestion, we went to Roosevelt Island, Special Operations Command so that we could let them know about the availability of the device.  We traveled in the ARTI van in the company of most of the members of the New Mexico group. I went inside and saw some of the firefighters who I knew personally, including especially Dave Dangerfield from Rescue Company #3. I told them about the casualty locator. They wanted to see it. I went back to the van. I told Doug to bring the casualty locator inside to show to retired Captain James Ellis, who was a colleague friend of mine and wanted to see it. Doug agreed.  Lang wanted to go inside too, but I refused to allow this. I was fed up with his attitude which looked like obsessive-compulsive disorder because he wanted to be in control of everything and have his own way. He treated everybody in a very verbally abusive manner. He was condescending. I tried to explain to him that the people inside were looking for their brothers whom they loved and did not want to deal with anyone with an attitude. He said:  “Fuck that! I wasted my time here. I’m going to leave.” At this point, he turned to Doug and said: “Are you going to get me my ID to get me in or not?”  Doug saw the firefighters waiting for him and me and said to Tom Lang: “I’ll be right back, we’ll discuss this when I get back.” Doug was trying to keep things together and stay calm.

Doug and I met with the firefighters. Doug took the lid off of a jar with rotten meat inside that he uses to calibrate the casualty locator. The casualty locator started beeping and flashing. The Captain and three firefighters from Rescue 3 were extremely impressed and they wanted to get the machine inside Ground Zero ASAP. Eric Wade, who was going to be involved in the manufacturing of the casualty locator, was appointed to lead the group of firefighters and train them in the use of the casualty locator.  He was invited inside and made arrangements to meet up with the group at Ground Zero.

We returned to the van.  At the van, Lang still whined like a baby, having a temper tantrum and insisted that he wanted Doug to get a badge for him. Then, Mike Miller said that if we could get video of the casualty locator working at Ground Zero, we’d make millions. I don’t remember his exact words, because I was arguing with Tom Lang. Doug never said anything about money or making money. At this point, Mike Miller offered me 10% of all sales of the casualty locator if I worked to facilitate Doug’s cooperation. Like me, Doug got very angry and starting yelling at both Mike Miller and Tom Lang. I left in disgust. All I cared about was finding my friends and colleagues who were missing at this time.  It seemed to me that the others couldn’t have cared less about that. As a result of the disgusting behavior of Lang and his group, I left the van as soon as it reached Manhattan.”

** After Peter left I was very angry with Lang, Miller and Grace. I believe I had our ARTI driver Steve take me to Ground Zero so that I could get away from these people; especially, Lang.

** I went to Ground Zero and started searching for another entry point to the subterranean area.

** During my searching for an entry point under the rubble I met with the NYPD Special UHR Rescue Team. I offered my hand to the Captain, in charge, and was in mid-sentence of introducing myself when the Captain said: “ I know who you are. Thank God, you are here!” I saw you on TV saving the little Turkish girl. He turned to his second in command, a NYPD lt. and he told him to take myself and Rob Verhauf over to Stuyvesant Temporary Command Center to have my Official ID issued. The Captain told the Lt to stay with me, not to come back without me and to make sure that I didn’t wait in line. He told him to tell the Officials there that everyone was waiting for me so please hurry-up and expedite my approval by placing me at the head of the lines. Myself, the Lt and Rob Verhauf went to Stuyvesant School with the Lt. It normally would take 6-8 hours to process. We were done in an hour. We went into the FBI Headquarters. I showed my passport. The FBI did a NPSIC check on me. I passed the test. Then we went to the Head of the Military Line. I was fingerprinted, computer checked, provided a copy of my signature which was entered into the computer laptop which was set-up at the processing table in the middle of the formerly busy main street. After all of this processing by a US Soldier I was issued Emergency badge number 3119.

**We returned to the Captain. I was given some NYPD elbow and knee pads to protect myself while searching. They were an excellent design and very functional. I included them as part of my regular uniform.  The entire NYPD Team which now included myself and Rob Verhauf ( I am NOT sure if Steve Lentz was with us.) loaded into an open NYPD Police truck and we left to go into our deployment area. Once we got to the deployment area we searched open rubble for victim’s remains and an entry point under the rubble. After a while I told the captain that I wanted to go over to another area which was close by. It had many open entry points which where located above ground level. I told him that I would return to get him and the rest of the team if we were lucky to find a good entry area. We made the arrangement that he would do the same. We decided to broaden our joint search area with the understanding that we would join forces if an appropriate entry point was found. I went to this part of the rubble. Rob Verhauf and myself were talking with some NYFD Officers. I thought it would be good for ARTI and the NYFD if Rob was to spend time working with them. This was agreed upon.

I wanted to be able to spread myself around, as I usually do to multi-task as much as possible and to give the maximize the most benefit I could give to the entire 911 effort by providing my experience and expertise to as many people and tasks as possible.

At this point I was approached by Police Commissioner Kerrick. He was wearing a very expensive civilian suit and tie and he was accompanied by the Police Dept Professional Cameraman with a Sony TV Camera which cost in excess of $120,000.00

Kerrick extended his hand to me, introduced himself as NYPD Commissioner Kerrick. He asked me who I was. I told him that my name was Doug Copp, that I was the rescue Chief of the world’s most experienced rescue team and that I had the personal experience of crawling inside of 894 collapsed buildings and having worked at more than 100 major disaster events.

All on film, Kerrick pulled me closer to himself, lifted up his other hand which was free and grabbed my hand with both of his hands. He vigorously shook my hand and said: “Thank you! Thank you very much for coming to help us!”

I thanked him for his kindness in his response and informed him that I was very pleased to be able to help and that I had just left the NYPD Rescue Team Captain. I told him he should be very proud of the professional and outstanding way the NYPD was responding to the crisis.

After a few minutes, Kerrick went on his way . I left Robb Verhauf to work with the NYFD. I went off to call Bill Reeves, contact Peter Donahue and continue searching for an entry hole to gain access to more underground voids as the heavy equipment continued to remove rubble and expose further access points.

**I quote Peter Donahue:  “Doug instructed me to meet up with Randy Haverd’s group and liaison with them for ARTI.  Meanwhile, Doug was going to a Command Center located at the site of   a local school in order to obtain credentials from the FBI ,  and return to Ground Zero to search for live survivors.  Doug called me later that night to inform me that he had received credentials and would be returning to work at Ground Zero.”

**Peter Donahue, New York City ARTI team member and Copp came to the same conclusion that Mike Holley and Dr. Elliott Pierce were Lang’s gay lovers. Lang was seen on the rubble wearing tight jeans with his crotch basket stuffed out and tiptoeing around, swinging his ass in a sexual manner while wearing a woman’s rope belt to hold up his “gay” pants

** At night I had a meeting with Randy Haverd to take Peter as a liaison and the constant fights and interferences with my rescue efforts because peter couldn’t tolerate the bad behavior of Lang’s entourage anymore.

** I worked for a couple of hours searching for entry points.

**I worked thru the night.

Sept 15

** I think this is the day that I did an interview with Inside Edition as a public service message. At my insistence and with my recommendations, the program spent half of the air time explaining what actions people can take in an attack like 911 to protect themselves and their family.

** I worked for several hours searching for entry points.

** I first started showing effects of poisoning.

Sept 16

** I worked through the entire night and had not yet slept; since, September 12th. I searched the above ground surface area for an entry point Below the Rubble.

**John Grace approached me and told me that he couldn’t take any 911 footage because he was too afraid. I told him that he should not worry and to just take care of himself.

**finally got down to collapsed subway station for the first time.

** I found a hole in the bottom of a 30 ft deep pit, in the rubble. Broken concrete, rubble, broken furniture was everywhere. It was very tricky to walk without being tripped, falling and becoming injured. Above our heads, rubble was precariously piled up. I explained to Lentz how to walk and to follow my exact foot steps. He paid strict attention and followed my every step. I explained to him to repeatedly look upward so that he would avoid anything falling and crushing him. We crossed the bottom of the pit and carefully crawled inside of a 2ft X 2ft gap in the rubble. Immediately inside, was an obstacle course of dangling electrical cables, wires and water pipes. I explained to Lentz to absolutely NOT put any pressure or force on these dangling lines. I told him to regard himself ‘like a ballet dancer’ and to be extremely graceful and avoid placing any stress on this lines or the whole thing will come down and kill him and me.

There was a slab under part of this dangling lines but the rubble was headed downwards. Lentz never took any video of any of this because it was too dangerous and we might be killed if he was distracted. (He did take video of me crossing this area when we searched it again, the next day.) We maneuvered our way through this obstacle course and came to an escalator. The escalator was not crushed but rubble had fallen across part of it. We made our way down to the area where concrete slabs had fall