W Akcji (In Action) 2020/03

Vacation time, pandemic time, political election time - all these important things do not change one thing: the need for high-quality rescue. Therefore, the reader will surely look at the magazine's pages with interest, where he can read about accidents with a large number of victims or about safety systems in vehicles. The articles will provide an injection of knowledge at a time when society is traveling extensively and benefits from the holiday weather, tired of the restrictions resulting from the threats of coronavirus. It will also be useful to refresh your knowledge on managing incidents. The difficult art of command undoubtedly requires constant improvement and return to the topic. Thanks to proven, long-term authors, we will once again receive a dose of useful knowledge in the field of equipment. We encourage you to read articles about firefighting vehicles outside our country, as well as about fire extinguishers. Among the important considerations, we can also find some information on the basic level rescue equipment for heights. Keeping in mind that a good rescuer also cares for himself, let's spend a moment reading about stress. We also highly recommend the article devoted to photovoltaics, in which the author introduces the readers to the results of foreign research, allowing for answers to a few questions about the safety of actions directly imposed by rescue practice.

  • The subject of the issue
    • Equipment of a rescuer to perform basic rescue tasks at heights (10)
      In the case of high-altitude rescue, not only the equipment is of great importance. It should also be remembered that without practical exercises and courses, actions should not be taken at height, because the rescuer is responsible not only for his own safety, but also for the injured person.
    • Detection in confined spaces and indoors (17)
      During most of the rescue and firefighting operations, not only in the case of Specialist Chemical and Ecological Rescue Groups, measuring equipment plays an extremely important role. It allows for faster and safer implementation of the intervention.
  • In Action
    • First: an evacuation plan (14)
      When starting work at height, it is worth remembering about establishing an effective rescue plan.
    • Equipment - is it enough to perform water rescue? (24)
      Water rescue is not only about rescue activities or the equipment that is designed for this. It is also a matter of legal regulations and determining who can perform the duties of a lifeguard.
    • Mundane energy challenges from the sun (32)
      Renewable energy sources are becoming more and more popular, including photovoltaics. There are many advantages to producing electricity from sunlight. For firefighters, it means additional challenges and threats.
    • SRS - passenger safety and the safety of rescue and firefighting operations - part 1 (42)
      Car manufacturers are outdoing each other in introducing new safety systems and more and more airbags to increase the chances of survival of car passengers in a road accident. The variety of structures, the number of types, models and solutions of individual manufacturers raise many questions for rescuers during activities and training in the field of technical rescue.
    • Incidents involving a large number of victims (51)
      The summer period is a time of increased number of holiday trips. Many more people travel by buses, buses and trains. There is also an increase in the frequency of running this type of transport. Accidents involving such vehicles are a real challenge for emergency services. The priority is to properly diagnose potential threats and qualify the injured to the appropriate "categories" on the basis of the injuries suffered.
    • Managing rescue operations (58)
      Managing rescue operations is an indispensable element of efficiently conducted rescue operations. Thematically, this area covers the entire spectrum of issues that make up the overall shape of the described thread, where each element is an integral part of the subject matter.
    • Polish firefighting motorization in Mjkanma (62)
      In 2016, Myanmar was included in the list of priority countries for Polish development cooperation. Thanks to the relevant contracts, she was able to deliver to this distant country, among others 25 heavy rescue and fire fighting vehicles and 14 heavy technical rescue vehicles with crane and towing device.
    • Stress in the work of a firefighter rescuer (71)
      Work is a source of income and satisfaction for a person. The feeling of psychophysical exhaustion and excessive occupational burden arises as a result of assuming or imposing by the employer too much responsibilities in relation to individual possibilities.
    • Handheld Fire Extinguishers - Portable Fire Extinguishers (76)
      In order to prevent the spread of small fire sources, try to extinguish them as quickly as possible. Various extinguishing devices are available for this purpose, the most common of which are fire extinguishers that can be used immediately.

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