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Forest fire simulated: large-scale exercise by the fire brigade and police

2021-10-16T11:58:05.274Z

Around 100 emergency services practiced the procedures for fighting a large-scale forest fire in Suhl on Saturday. In addition to a police helicopter that threw extinguishing water from the air, 22 emergency vehicles from the fire brigade, police and disaster control were on site. It was the first such comprehensive large-scale forest fire exercise in Thuringia, said the spokesman for the Suhl fire brigade, Daniel Wiegmann.



Around 100 emergency services practiced the procedures for fighting a large-scale forest fire in Suhl on Saturday.

In addition to a police helicopter that threw extinguishing water from the air, 22 emergency vehicles from the fire brigade, police and disaster control were on site.

It was the first such comprehensive large-scale forest fire exercise in Thuringia, said the spokesman for the Suhl fire brigade, Daniel Wiegmann.

Suhl - In addition to the interaction of the individual units, the extinguishing water logistics should also be tested, the spokesman said.

For the firefighters, it is particularly problematic to get extinguishing water in rough terrain.

During the exercise, according to Wiegmann, a mobile fire water tank was set up for the helicopter in a clearing, which was filled with a water cannon from the police and tanker trucks from the fire brigade.

"We want to be prepared for possible future extensive forest fires," said the fire department spokesman for the purpose of the several-hour exercise.

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Another large-scale exercise by the police is due in Erfurt on Sunday.

Then the scenario of a life-threatening emergency situation should be played out.

The police said in advance that around 900 police officers from the State Police Department, the State Criminal Police Office and the police educational institutions as well as around 300 rescue workers were involved in the exercise on the grounds of the Thuringia Park shopping center.

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Source: merkur

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