Local Heart, Global Soul

November 16, 2015

Literally Cutting Edge Technology…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Still at the Kazerne Scheveningen, (Scheveningen Fire Station) on their summer Open Day, we are treated to a live demonstration.

Little Mr has seen this once before, several summers ago at a similar Open Day in the town of Schoonhoven , written about in my post: “Pincers to the Rescue: a Coconut Crab Would be Proud“… but the two little neighbourhood friends who have joined us, it is a first time experience and they have their eyes wide and their mouths open.

Little Mr even proudly shows off his experience by explaining what some of the equipment does and why some of the steps are being made (taping over the windows first so that when they are knocked out the glass will stick to the tape). Little Mr is thoroughly enjoying everything anyway. Unlike the Schoonhoven demonstration that used one of the fire service personal as the “victim” in the crashed car, this Brandweer (fire service) has a stuffed dummy to fulfill the role as the crash “victim”.

Everyone in the crowd was suitably impressed, especially with the deep “thump” that the jaws-of-life pincers made cutting through large lumps of metal. After the passenger doors were removed, the back doors and roof followed and the audience was told that it can all be done in less than four minutes when casualties need to be extracted in haste. Let’s take a look…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Other related posts from Schoonhoven:

Our Fears are Extinguished As we Leave a Morning of Fire and Ice…
When Fundraising Reaches Scary New Heights…
A Monumental Turn Of Events…

 

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