This is how a safe rescue from an extreme situation works - the cooperation partners German Life Saving Association (DLRG) and Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) showed how it can work in Hall 7a.
A+A 2019 included the special show entitled “Safe Rescues”. The event was held in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and the German Life Saving Association (DLRG). “Using a diving pool and a roofed-over climbing facility, the demonstrations will feature rescue operations of accident victims in extreme situations, both above and under water,” said Birgit Horn, Director of A+A 2019 from Messe Düsseldorf.
The scenario: During a heavy rainfall, an employee checks the basement of the plant for possible damage. Suddenly, torrential water penetrates and the way out of the cellar is blocked. While fleeing from the water, the employee is injured. With the last of his strength he can save himself on a shelf and make an emergency call. Divers and altitude rescuers from DLRG and THW hurry to the rescue.
At the "Safe Rescue" special show in and around the six-metre-long diving pool, visitors to the trade fair could follow how the DLRG and THW volunteers rescue the trapped person. They saw how such an operation works, how the safe rescue succeeds, which technology is used and what the emergency forces undertake for their own protection.
The demonstrations took place live on each day of the trade fair in Hall 7a. The focus was on the occupational safety of helpers and on appropriate personal protection equipment (e.g. fall protection). Of course, the experts were available every day for questions and discussions.