Staff Reporter

Thrissur: The state-of-the-art portable rescue tool kit, imported from the Netherlands, has given a shot in the arm for the Fire and Rescue Services Department, Thrissur.

The portable kit, which operates with the help of a hydraulic power unit, has modern equipment for speedy rescue operations, says station officer C.A. Najeeb. “Whether it is an accident or a building collapse, the portable tools will help the fire department in rapid rescue operations. Hydraulic spreader and ramp are capable of lifting even heavy concrete beams. The modern cutters in the kit can cut even heavy metallic bars,” he said.

Personnel trained

Six personnel of the rescue force have been given training to use the tools, Mr. Najeed said.