The Brno dam turned into a training ground yesterday. South Moravian firefighters took to the water to prepare for a situation in which a fire could occur in the wheelhouse of a boat. It took professionals about an hour to deal with the fake fire. Photo credit: HZS JmK
Brno, May 27 (BD) – Yesterday morning an exercise simulating a fire on board one of the boats of the Brno Transport Company (DPMB) took place at the Brno dam.
“The subject of the exercise was the situation resulting from a fire in the ship’s wheelhouse. Some of the passengers jumped into the water in panic. Firefighters had to rescue 10 people from the water and another 10 were rescued from the deck of the ship. They also had to deal with a mock fire, which they eliminated by deploying floating pumps,” said Jaroslav Mikoška, spokesman for the South Moravian Fire Brigade.
The operations center sent four fire units with 18 firefighters to the scene. Photo credit: HZS JmK
The operations center dispatched four firefighting units and 18 firefighters to the incident. The whole exercise lasted about an hour.
“Tactical drills are regularly carried out by firefighting units, and their purpose is to verify established emergency management procedures, to deepen the knowledge and skills of firefighters responding as well as the cooperation of firefighting units. intervention or IZS units,” Mikoška explained.
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