Today a training course for fire protection assistants for all interested employees took place in Weikersheim. The training was held by an external service provider – and from our trainee team Steffen and David participated. Yannik and Christoph had already completed the training one month before. The day began with a theoretical part and dealt with topics ranging from operational fire protection to behaviour in the event of fire.
After a little refreshment in the lunch break we went to the practical part. The firemen showed us you shouldn’t try to put out a grease fire with water. Because that answers the fire with a dangerous explosion. A similar experiment showed the explosive effect of an overheating deodorant can – as can be seen well in the gif above. Afterwards, each participant was allowed to test the handling of a fire extinguisher. Both with a foam extinguisher (filled with water for practice purposes only) and with a CO2 extinguisher, a practice fire was extinguished by each participant.
The training was an instructive experience for us and naturally ensures additional safety in the workplace.