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Working Time Effectiveness of Hydraulic Rescue Equipment for Firefighters

NCJ Number
Internal Security Volume: 5 Issue: 2 Dated: July-December 2013 Pages: 221-233
Milan Marcinek
Date Published
December 2013
13 pages
The article is dedicated to selected issues in the field of road safety along with the construction and operation of machinery hence its content is related both to the area of social science (the science of safety) as well as technical science (construction and operation of machinery).
The study explains the rescue and auxiliary equipment used for releasing the injured from the hard-to-reach areas or places, where to access them would otherwise prove to be impossible. In the example of the fire and rescue units operating in the Integrated Rescue System of the Slovak Republic, the specificity and doctrine (in outline) of the usage of the specialized technical resources in road rescue is given. The article focuses mainly on the hydraulic equipment used during various types of construction or railway disasters, or in the event of road accidents. The above-mentioned equipment is used to make emergency cuts in concrete, steel, wood (e.g. drilling in spaces full of debris, making cuts in the bodies of vehicles, making holes in the roofs of buildings).The author introduces the reader to the results of his research focused on the effective utilization of the hydraulic rescue equipment which are at the disposal of the professional fire brigades in the Slovak Republic. The parameters of the technical measures currently used, as well as the applicable European standards implemented in Slovak law, have been shown in the text. (Published Abstract)


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