‘When every second counts’ is the slogan of our national emergency phone number 112.
And I have seen it a couple of times yesterday, looking at banners when I visited the last day of the IVIC show in Rosmalen.
The IVIC is a show where police, fire brigade and other public services give demonstrations and let the public see what kind of equipment they have and what they are capable of.
And as you can see on the picture above, a standard fire brigade vehicle is also equipped to open doors and enter buildings quickly. But since there is no time to be subtle and because ‘every second counts’ these tools are pretty straight forward.
And there was a lot more to see. There were many demonstrations, and I was most impressed by a set of hydraulic cutters and spreaders. Our fire brigades use these in case of severe car crashes. They will simply cut a car to shreds to free people that are caught inside a car wreck.
Pretty cool stuff …I hope it’s obvious I had a good time ….