Minutes decided: The Linz professional fire brigade saved the lives of two people in an apartment fire on the Linzer Bindermichl.
“A passer-by alerted us to an apartment fire in the Bindermichl district in the morning hours. During the relatively short journey, a large number of emergency calls were made to the control center, which in turn indicated a larger event. This was confirmed because the column of smoke was already perceptible from a distance,” according to the Linz professional fire brigade. Flames were shooting out of the window When they arrived at the scene, the flames were already shooting out of the window and no one could give clear information about the object. “Thus, in the first phase of the operation, the focus was on rescuing people and fighting fires in an interior attack using heavy respiratory protection and a fire-fighting line, as well as preventing the fire from spreading to the roof or the expanded roof area above the fire apartment with another C-pipe inside with another squad External attack,” reports the fire brigade. Escape filter mask At the same time, the stairwell was pressurized by the squad of fire-fighting vehicles and the occupants of the fire apartment were rescued and handed over to the rescue service. Another squad checked the stairwell and informed the other apartment owners present that they should stay in the apartments. Another person was taken outside wearing an escape filter mask. All apartments were checked. Checked with a turntable ladder The substructure of the roof was then checked using the turntable ladder and the thermal insulation composite system was opened using the turntable ladder. In this phase, the turntable ladder also supported the firefighting with an extinguishing line. “Fire out” after 25 minutes. “Fire under control” could be given after approx. 25 minutes. The apartment and the fire material in the apartment were then cleared out using a tipping trough and the crane vehicle, and the apartment on fire was checked for other embers.