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The Volunteer fire brigade at EDUR pump manufacturer

July 26. 2016

White Smoke in the pump factory

Kiel. It seems to be quite real: white-grey smoke that penetrates through doors and windows, yowling smoke detectors and fire trucks speeding towards the EDUR factory in Kiel-Wellsee. And yet it was just an exercise.


The manufacturer of special pumps has allowed the volunteer fire brigade Kiel-Wellsee to organize an exercise, enabling the volunteers getting prepared for an emergency and to improve the handling of respirators and rescue equipment.

A suitable side-effect for the EDUR pump manufacturer: checking of alarm systems, closing safety devices and sign posting. Commentary of a firefighter: "They are excellently equipped here. Such positive experience we do not have that often."  No wonder, because in addition to the state-of-the-art manufacturing and energy technology EDUR did emphasize maximum safeness of the plant and office buildings design.


Monday evening shortly after 7 p.m., smother did penetrate through the staff premises door towards the hall. Prior to this, volunteers from the Wellsee fire brigade have installed two smoke machines now simulating the smoke. It did not take long before the smoke detectors at the factory did sound an alarm. Also alarming the fire brigade works smoothly shortly after that. Then everything happened fairly quickly: the fire trucks with flashing signal lights and fire sirens arrived in front of the gates after only a few minutes. The simulated case: at the staff premises where the smoke was coming from, three people are posted as missing, being in a hurry the gate key was lost. But the firefighters had taken care not to forget anything and were in a position to enter the premises with an emergency key.  The hoses were rolled out very quickly, four firefighters equipped with respirators ventured into the "fire source”. It did not take long retrieving the three missing employees and providing primary care.


Rainer Pregla / Head of Marketing & Communication

Smoke rises from the pump factory Everything is under control: Hans-Joachim Niemann , head of the firefighters in Kiel-Wellsee. Photos: Rainer Pregla
The volunteer fire brigade is doing an exercise The firefighters came very fast to EDUR.
Firefighters orientate themselves in the EDUR pump factory Exemplary: The information about escape routes and rescue operations are always up to date.

Rescue exercise in the EDUR pump factory Two firefighters before the smoldering access to social facilities.
Two firemen in the stairwell Thick fog pulls as smoke through the hall.
In case of an emergency, patients can be salvaged on this spiral staircase. In case of an emergency, patients can be salvaged on this spiral staircase. Rainer Pregla

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