The fire brigade in Langenselbold is seated within the range of vision (for more information visit: Feuerwehr Langenselbold). Except from this, the firefighters from Langenselbold are incredibly fast: They need only 4 – 5 minutes until they are ready to start. This time is equal to the performance of professional fire brigades. Good for us in case of emergency! :)
Fabienne and I talked to Mr. Markus Mohn, city fire chief of Langenselbold to get some details of the firefighters operations at the new Elementar headquarter last week. Here are some key facts of the operation:
- 35 firefighters entered the building
- 7 emergency vehicles were used
- 1 big turnable ladder was on site
They made a standard exercise regarding the firefighter’s regulation number 3:
- saving peoples life with behalf of a turnable ladder
- fire extinguishing in all 3 floors: basement, ground floor and upper floor
- saving peoples life (simulated with 2 big dolls) from basement and ground floor
They tested with preferably real operating conditions. Orange blinking lights simulated the seat of fire and they draped big dolls at basement and ground floor to simulate a critical situation for peoples life. Furthermore they placed a person on the roof to train the operation with a turnable ladder, too.
The firefighters worked in in 4 teams: one team in each floor and one at the outside. The teams in basement and ground floor first need to save the peoples life, before they could extinguish the “fire”. Mr. Mohn told us that this is an important rule: saving peoples life always has the highest priority! The team outside used the turnable ladder to save Mr. Sieper’s son from the roof. He was so brave to play the endangered person – I think now he could tell a really cool story at school. :)
We would like to thank the fire brigade from Langenselbold for their engagement. We could be happy to know that we can count on their help in case of emergency!
Here you could watch the firefighters at work during the recovery mission from roof and basement: