Rescue Experience Brazil
A total of 60 bombeiros attended the Rescue Experience held in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. Our Brazilian dealer Multstock organized these two events and the training was given by Oscar Campillo (Holmatro USA) and Ian Dunbar (Holmatro Rescue Consultant).
Emergency response rescue
In Rio de Janeiro the focus of the Rescue Experience was on Urban Search and Rescue. We delivered presentations on rescue tools in major emergencies, highlighting the need to be prepared for natural and man made disasters.
The hands on allowed the bombeiros to use the extensive range of Holmatro products designed for such work. This included the Power Wedge, Concrete Crusher, lifting bags and lots of PowerShore. The event was a great success, even though the temperatures were well into the 30s.
In Belo Horizonte we started with New Car Technology presentations, including information on the latest construction, safety features, cutting techniques and alternatively fuelled vehicles. After that it was all hands on, concentrating on the importance of the Team Approach to road traffic collisions. This method focusses on rescuer safety and the casualty.
The two days in Belo Horizonte were a great success as well, with the enthusiastic bombeiros getting their hands on our tools and making light work of the cars, despite it being 35° C again. They were especially impressed with the new Greenline SPU 16 BC battery pump.
The enthusiasm from the bombeiros was contagious and they are very professional rescuers, with a thirst for more knowledge. All in all this Rescue Experience was a complete success.