Beirut’s hearts are attached to the Chilean team and “Flash” … As for the secret, the “discovery of life” device


The Chilean rescue team, “Tobos”, attracted the world’s attention during the past few days, after the dog “Flash”, who came with the team, revealed the presence of a live heartbeat under the rubble.

Rescue workers, on Saturday, for the third day in a row, are continuing their search for a possible survivor under the rubble of the Palmyra building as a result of the explosion that occurred a month ago in the Beirut port, despite “little hope,” according to what the Lebanese Civil Defense reported.

The credit for finding this heartbeat is not only due to the flash dog, but also for the “Live Locator” device, or its Arabic translation: “life finder”.

Chilean dog Flash, one of the heroes of rescue operations in Beirut, who accompanied the Chilean rescue team – 4 September 2020

Lebanese journalists have published pictures of the device used by the Chilean team, which is produced by GSSI. Its location The agency can monitor neighborhoods in disaster sites in order to provide them with assistance.

The company explained that the device uses wide-band waves called UWB radar technology, to monitor signs of life in sites damaged by disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, explosions, and other events that may lead to victims being trapped under piles of rubble.

The site added that the device can monitor the breathing of people under the rubble, and it can even determine the location of potential survivors under the rubble, and the depth of the place, in addition to the ability of the device to monitor simple movements.

The team lost the captured breaths, on Friday, for a short time, but they were able to identify them again, and they explained that the disappearance of the breaths was due to the presence of inconsistencies in the electromagnetic signals issued by electronic devices with the waves issued by the device, and therefore the result was negative for the presence of any breaths.

They were able to determine the presence of breaths again, amounting to 7 breaths per minute, after the area was evacuated from the spectators, cell phones were turned off and the lights were turned off, according to journalists.

On the other hand, the site listed “The961The English-speaking Lebanese, information about the Chilean rescue team, “Topos”, which was founded in 1985 after the Mexico City earthquake, and the team consists of 18 individuals.

With the passage of years and the continuation of rescue operations in various parts of the world, the team became among the best rescue teams in the world, as it participated in the rescue operations after the Fukushima earthquake in Japan in 2011, in addition to its participation in various rescue work in Brazil, Chile, Iran and Egypt. , And Mexico.

Perhaps the most famous incident related to the team is the discovery of a person under the rubble on the island of Haiti in the Caribbean Sea, despite the passage of about 27 days of his presence under the rubble, a achievement that is considered an important motivation in the team’s search until this moment for the source of the stuck heartbeat since 30 days under the rubble in Beirut.

The Lebanese Embassy in Chile worked in cooperation with Lebanese civil society organizations, headed by “Ashrafieh 2020”, to collect donations, and also send the Chilean team to Beirut.

The “The961” website stated that the team encountered a problem upon arrival in Beirut, which was the lack of a place to stay, until another civil society organization intervened and helped them find housing.


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