On the morning of the 4th October 1989 a radio report was monitored which stated that a building collapse had occurred in Edinburgh.
An offer of help was placed with the Fire Service who almost immediately accepted it. Central Scotland Police were contacted and asked for an escort to the scene as it was reported that road to the area was blocked.
The team assembled with its sound location system and small gear and a traffic car picked them up.
After a very fast run they were in attendance within 15 minutes of leaving Grangemouth. They were tasked to try and locate any casualties and if lucky the Fire Service would remove them.
One positive location was noted very soon after starting and the only live casualty was removed approx 1 hour later.
On return to the building a second positive location was found but work on this rescue was halted when the Health and Safety Officers stepped in to close the site.