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The QuickLay PR under ERT training!

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While the QuickLay packs service a lot of industries, one of our major client bases are Emergency Response Teams. For those not quite up to speed with the lingo, an Emergency Response Team (ERT) is a group of civilian employees in a workplace (building, ship or oilrig) located far from a fire station, who hold the responsibility of being the first form of attack against a fire.

For example – there will be a team of workers on a cruise ship who, when the fire alarms ring, are responsible for donning their ERT outfits, grabbing their fire fighting equipment and basically doing the job of fully-trained firemen – without the training. For more on ERTs, click this link.

It is underestimated by many people just how dangerous this actually is. The Emergency Response team can be the determining factor of whether a fire completely tears through a building or is dealt with unnoticed. They are responsible for containing fire and holding the fort long enough for trained firemen to arrive.

It’s no surprise that many mistakes are made in these instances – even with formal training firemen can cause injury to themselves and others (we speak about how firemen break fingers and even teeth when bowling and unkinking hose).

However, steps can be taken to ensure that when/if a fire does break out, your designated ERT can control the hazard without causing harm to themselves or others – not to mention save you thousands of dollars from the prevention of water and fire damage.

To prove just how easily an ERT can adapt to streamline firefighting processes and become proficient in fighting fire in a regulated way the QuickLay Fire Attack team decided to put me in their shoes! So, even though I’m surrounded by professional fire fighters, I’m now the official ERT for QuickLay Fire Attack!

But for this, I needed a day of training to get myself accustomed to using the QuickLay Packs!

I was actually amazed at just how easy it was…

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