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Firefighters internship in Hamburg Fire Service

26-11-2015
Autor: RM

Between 12-26 November 2015 cadets Tomasz Gizicki, Maciej Kasprzak, Mateusz Szymczak and Grzegorz Gliński took part in firefighters internship in Hamburg Fire Service. At the beginning they learn about the organization and activities of the Hamburg Fire Service and met the Fire Chief- Mr. Klaus Mauer, who presented the functioning of the firefighters in the city. Afterwards, the cadets visited the Hamburg Fire Academy. In the following days students took part in daily duties of the Fire Unit which is located in the Bergedorf district. Cadets had the opportunity to serve on rescue ambulances as well as learn about technical capabilities of fire service and firefighting operations. Thanks to Mr. Michael Schenk cadets had a chance to spend one day at the Innenstadt Fire Station, which is responsible for water rescue. The students took a short trip on the Elbe River with fireboat where they learnt about Hamburg port capabilities and difficulties which are characteristic for this particular area.

After more than a week spent on firefighting units, students visited the foam factory - Dr. Richard Sthamer. After the tour, visitors were able to gain information regarding: foam agents and its effectiveness, functioning of the Blohm & Voss shipyard as well as with the F-32 specialized unit which is responsible for technical and chemical accidents.

The two-week internship was an unforgettable time which gave cadets a great knowledge about the daily work of their professional colleagues from Hamburg. 

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