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Lives in:
Osnabrück/Germany
Department:
Osnabrück Fire Rescue
Title/rank:
Training Chief
Years of public service:
17
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
EMS
Staffing
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Safety Engineer
Topics you provide training for:
Extrication
Technical Rescue
USAR
Areas of expertise:
as above
Bio:
Member VFD Wallenhorst
President @fire (NGO)

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We just came out oft the Flashover-Can as one of the guys told us that a plane has hit WTC and so we watched the news in full gear and scba –heated,  sweating and smoked. We saw the fire und imagined how our brothers climbed the stairs – heavily loaded with all kind of stuff. As the first tower fell, it hit us like a heavy punch in the stomach. It was a feeling like:” Today I’ve to go to the dentist” or “Final exams today”.As the second tower fell, every discussion and thought that started…

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Posted on September 11, 2011 at 4:40am

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