Über Notlicht | 03. February 2015
Large fire in high-rise building in olympic village Innsbruck
Whenever a high-rise building with 11 floors and 70 apartments with about 260 residents is burning, we have a real emergency and every step, every detail counts. How properly mandatory maintained emergency lighting plays its part is illustrated by the fire in the high-rise building.
After the onset of fire at 21:58 200 firefighters had to face the challenge on July 20th 2014 to evacuate people out of the high-rise building, extinguish the fire and bring the liquid gas bottles stored under the roof with 33 kg in safety through the staircase.
Federal fire department inspector DI Gruber emphasized gratefully what seems to be obvious for everybody: the fire fighting and evacuation all night long wouldn’t have been that smooth without emergency lighting. Due to extinguishing water supplies and passing firefighters running up and down conditions were even more difficult. This makes appropriate light conditions for firemen even more important.