As a rule, this should happen every three years, as recommended by our occupational safety specialist. In the theoretical part, the currently 32 fire protection helpers repeated how to evacuate safely in the event of a fire and how to look after the employees at the appropriate assembly points. In addition, the helpers were sensitised to make sure that fire doors are always kept closed during regular operations and that escape and rescue routes are kept clear.
The practical part was probably a highlight for everyone: Here, the handling of the fire extinguisher was practised. In order to be able to observe the formation of flames in interaction with the wind behaviour, to get a feeling for the weight of a fire extinguisher and also to lose the fear of fire, a larger flame was created which had to be extinguished.
Each of the fire protection assistants was then allowed to have a go and in the end we can say: In an emergency, everyone knows exactly what to do!