IN ACTION WITH THE RESCUE CRANE
It once happened that the German Railways emergency control centre notified a local control centre of an accident on the railway tracks in the area concerned, in which three tank wagons, filled with heating oil and diesel fuel, tipped over. The local control centre reacted by immediately alarming members of both local full-time and voluntary firefighting crews and also the rescue service.
BACK ON THE TRACKS
The local control centre could see that three tank wagons were lying on their side, and the pantographs normally connecting the railcars to the overhead contact lines had been torn off. There was no sign of escaping material. Fortunately nobody was injured. The area around the tracks was completely blocked off, earthed and the electric power supply switched off. Additional safety measures on the part of the firefighting teams were not necessary. As a result, the specialist team there could commence with the work for recovering the tank trucks. Soon after, the firefighting train arrived on the scene of the accident. Using the rescue crane, the tank wagons could be set back on the tracks. The full-time firefighting teams were on the scene with several vehicles. These included the command vehicle, fire engines and other special firefighting vehicles.
ACTION AND SOUND
When the fire service rescue crane and all the surrounding equipment (art.44752) are on site, you can be sure there’s a lot of action. The Krupp-Ardelt crane truck can meet any challenge. Especially impressive is the equipment cart with a built-in digital decoder, which has four separate sound functions. The functions are a siren, producing alarm signals, radio messages for summoning help, or simply operating noise generators. You feel as if you were at the scene of a fire.