Miniatur Wunderland Weekly Report

01.08.05 at 12:33 hrs


Weekly Report No 248, CW 30

From Monday, 25.07.2005 to Sunday, 31.07.2005
The author of this article is still "at large" ;-)...

While some members of the team had a vew days off ( not all of them though, because some could only work at night and thus earned their nickname as "night-owl"), we have a bit of time left to look back to one or the other event that had been neglected tha past few weeks.
The team at the fire protection training

To begin with, we took on a small excursion to the County Firefighter School in Hamburg. During the fire protection course, the "specialists" were tought one or two lessons in theory and practice.


County fire fighter's college

In addition we held another seminar for all employees relating to "practices of fire protection - use of fire extinguishers and other means".


Fire protection training: Extuingishing a fire

Included in the seminar was the correct use of fire extuingishers, in this case powder extuingishers. However, you won't have any contact with these extuingishers (which may be hazardous to your eyes and lungs).


Fire protection training: Extuingishing a fire

In the layout area, we use only CO2-extuingishers which have the big advantage that they don't do any harm to human beings nor to electronics.


Fire protection training: Extuingishing a fire

All other areas are equipped with water-extuingishers.


Using a fire extuingisher

Apart from tackling a fire alone


Using a fire extuingisher

(somebody is always the first to arrive)...


Using multiple extuingishers

... combined efforts in a team


Using multiple extuingishers

(which truly promise a higher efficiency) were trained...


Rescue

and also the rescue of persons was given special attention (delicious fries originate from a pot filled with lots of hot oil).


The briefing

Since we have the pleasure to welcome more than 800,000 guests a year, we consider it extremely important that our associates are capable to fight any danger befoer it becomes too serious. Apart from the sprinklers which are highly efficient but also very harmful to our layout, we installed more than 70 fire extuingishers in our exhibition hall.
As soon as one of the 380 fire-/smoke detectors goes off, not only the fire brigade but also our team is automatically alarmed. This alarm - chain and the learned know-how should enable us to fight even the smallest incident before actual damage is done and thus minimize the dangers for our guests and the layout.


Various kinds of fire extuingishers

Early in the morning, our parking lot saw a bit unusual activity:


The team at the fire protection training

Another training for "Practiced fire protection- Correct use of fire extuingishers and blankets".


Fire protection training: Extuingishing a fire

The same program as previously in the fire fighters school was exercised,


Fire protection training: Extuingishing a fire

just shortened to the practice lessons.


Rescue

After the final briefing (a big "Thank you!" to the Hamburg fire fighters from here),


Rescue.

we should now be fit to meet any incident.


Rescue

Oh yes, this training will be repeated on a regular basis as will be the first aid trainings which the Johanniter Unfallhilfe held for our team.


Scandinavia at night

Well, after this quite serious topic, let's have a glance at Scandinavia.


Scandinavia at night

Here are a couple of wonderful nightshots of the "North-East Sea".


As already posted earlier, not everything we wanted had been accomplished. The most difficult problem was the ship's navigation:<br />Approximately until November this year, 40 ships should be ready to travel, computer-guided, the waves of the
What's this?

Looking around under the layout the other day, I found this. Now what could that be???


A photo from Scandinavia

Impressions from Scandinavia. This is just a preview (although my pictures might be quite nice, I neither have the equipment nor the expertise of the grand master).


A photo from Scandinavia

End of September, Frank Zarges will be back in our rooms and in many nights will shoot the pictures for another special edition about the Wunderland and also for our gallery.



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