Four days long everything in the premises of the Training Centre Rescue and Help (TCRH) in Mosbach revolved around technical rescue. Apart from the well-known training stations such as truck rescue, new car technology or car on barrier the ca. 700 participants were also able to practice their skills at a brand-new station – initial securing of a site at a building after an accident involving a car. Three different scenarios challenged the rescuers. Amongst others, one task was to extricate a person from a vehicle that was buried under a collapsed bridge.
„A hugely beneficial occasion! Fantastic exchanges with other participants, simply a lot of fun. Great to have the opportunity to work on zero-series vehicles. Thanks a million!“, thus one of the participants after the event on Sunday evening. Talking about zero-series vehicles: these were made available by Mercedes, Renault, BMW, VW and MAN.
After a break of several years the rescueDAY Symposium was held again. At the symposium several well-known representatives of the fire and rescue scene shared their experiences in the areas of electro mobility, modern car technology and accident rescue practices. The good co-operation with the regional fire services organization Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis and with the TCRH, without which a training event of this scale would not have been possible, was a major contribution to the success of the event. A major thank you goes to the numerous volunteer helpers!
The rescueDAYS are moving on and will take place again next year in Bavaria, near Munich. In co-operation with the professional fire brigade Munich the testing grounds of MAN near Dachau will be hosts to cutting and spreading action to the limit.