The "Horizons" logo of the German space mission is stuck to the front of the training helicopter. Below that is Alexander Gerst's autograph in white letters. In February last year, the prominent German astronaut was here for training. "A great guy," says Thorsten. The trainer at the RelyOn Nutec Center in Bremerhaven had the honor to train the astronaut and scientist in Helicopter Underwater Escape.
Daniel Kogler, a Paramedic with the Vienna Ambulance Service, has been traveling the world to experience how emergency rescue workers operate in different countries. He completed a 4-week internship in Australia where he spent time with different ambulance services.
HAIX® celebrated International Women’s Day by raffling off an intensive training course whereby the winners would get to take part in a course focusing on rescue operations at accident sites. And there was something different about this group of rescue trainees – yes, everyone was from a fire department or technical aid organization, but they were also all women! A group of 12 women, who came from all over Germany, were chosen to take part in the training. The group consisted of breathing apparatus specialists, section leaders and machine operators from small volunteer agencies and major city departments.
Our four-part series on FDNY continues as we take an in-depth look at some of the unique divisions of the world’s most famous Fire Department. In series one, we focused on the legendary team from Rescue 1 in Manhattan, which responded to the 9/11 attacks. For series two, HAIX® got up close and personal with the team at Rescue 5 on Staten Island.