Another fire drill
Tuesday September 2nd, 16:50 - the fire alarm goes off. "The fire alarm has sounded in
Next to all the false alarms, this is another drill that keeps us all in practice. This time
Mark and I set it up. We ignited a real fire in a garbage can in the CUSP-lab storage area.
The smoke set the alarm off.
Chris and Pops arrived at the scene first and see Sandie is lying coughing on the
The first response team is
getting Sandie out of the lab. Mark is taking notes on the action.
The discovered fire is reported to comms. Due to strong smoke in the storage area, the first
response team has to wait for the full equipped SCBA-team.
During that time another victim was found in the mechanical room above the storage area.
The first SCBA-team arrives
on scene and is directed to the fire.
About 8 minutes after the
first alarm, the fire is out and everything is under control. Another victim (dummy) was found
in the storage area and is brought out by the SCBA-team.
After the fire is out, I'm
getting rid of my SCBA gear and watch the following action.
The tunnel between the dome
and skylab is still filled with smoke. The temperature in the tunnel is about -60 C (-76 F).
Other SCBA-teams on scene
come back from another check.
Dave is treated
and made ready for the transport to Biomed.
As part of the drill, Dave was working on a ladder in the mechanical room
above the fire. When he smelled the smoke he rushed down the ladder, slipped and got head and neck
Dave is placed on the
Transport to Biomed.
Not an easy task in the
narrow staircase of skylab.
But he survived ;)
The debriefing of the drill.
So be careful when you are playing with fire :)))).
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