Crash Recovery System user testimonial
CRS user testimonial: Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade
In our newsletter item ‘User Testimonials’, this month a user story of our Australian users from down under. The circumstances differ from for example Europe, but rescue workers face the same challenges currently: stronger vehicles that are more difficult to manage, a lot of new propulsion types and an upcoming amount of new vehicle brands. Justin Seddon of Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade tells us about their experiences of using the Crash Recovery System during emergency response.
Can you introduce yourself and the Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade?
My name is Justin Seddon, I am a Volunteer Fire Fighter in Victoria Australia as the Captain of Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade. I have regular contact with PT Rescue who is the Australian Distributor for the Moditech products for the support of our licence.
Which CRS version and which platform (Windows/iOS/Android) does the Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade use?
Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade have the standard version of the CRS using the Android platform. The Samsung Rugged Tablet is in our Rescue Appliance. We have had full access to the CRS for around 4 years.
Why do you think there is a need for the CRS?
From the point of view of emergency response safety, we felt that the CRS was an indispensable reference work in Road Crash Rescue. Especially given the rapid developments of alternative-powered vehicles, the CRS is a primary safety tool for us. It is essential nowadays to operate responsibly at the scene of an incident.
How do you benefit from using the CRS?
CRS enables us to stay informed about potential hazards to our people at an incident. The product is all about making our people safe and ensuring that the people and community we treat are not harmed.
What kind of traffic accidents does the Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade have to deal with?
We attend all road collisions from passenger cars to heavy vehicles including trains.
What is essential for first responders to know about such accidents?
Which type of vehicle it is, which propulsion system, which fuel, where the safety features are located and how to secure and isolate the vehicle.
Can you describe a situation in which the CRS has proved its usefulness?
When dealing with newer models of cars and the use of high strength steel elements. Sometimes it is better to avoid manipulating these parts, and CRS provides us this information.
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