Interview with Albrecht Broemme, Honorary President of the THW –
“A huge step forward in firefighting”
Ammunition contaminated areas
We are experts in firefighting on ammunition contaminated and hard to access areas.
Our specially manufactured extinguishing lances enable the rapid extinguishing of even the most stubborn pockets of fire.
The SK TEC extinguishing system
Only 10% of the usual water consumption
10-fold extinguishing durability with highest possible extinguishing efficiency
Immediately ready for use without long hose laying
High throwing distances and large effective areas despite fine atomization and low water volume
Interview in the Rheinische Post:
(19.12.2022) SK TEC-Manager Daniel Schade provides information in Germany’s second largest regional daily newspaper.
The interview is about the conversion of the Marder armoured personnel carrier into a fire–fighting vehicle and an enquiry from Ukraine. You can find the article “Löschpanzer und Waldbrand–Technik“ in the Rheinische Post+.
Article in the Fire Brigade Magazine:
(24.02.2023) This issue of Europe’s widest–reach magazine for firefighting & fire protection is about, among other things, the new forest fire fighting vehicle (TLF-W), which SKTEC has developed in cooperation with Securitas Fire&Safety.
The article reports on the technical details of the vehicle, as well as the incredibly powerful advantages that this prototype brings to fighting forest and vegetation fires. You can find the detailed article via PDF by clicking the button below.
Is the topic of forest fires relevant to Germany at all?
Yes, the issue of forest fires is relevant to Germany. In recent years, there have been repeated forest fires in Germany that have destroyed large areas. Forest fires threaten not only vegetation and animals, but also people. In recent years, several cities and towns have taken protective measures to protect the public from wildfires. These include banning fireworks in forests and posting warning signs in vulnerable areas.
The relevance of forest fires depends on a variety of factors. These include among others
- the regional affiliation of the forest
- The extent and intensity of the fire
- the amount of damage
- the number of people involved
- the neighborhood to settlement areas.
Forest fires also cause air pollution in Germany, which can lead to respiratory diseases, cardiovascular problems and cancer. They destroy habitats for animals and plants and contribute massively to climate change, accounting for 21% of annual global CO2 emissions.
Why is it so difficult to keep wildfires under control?
A forest fire can be very difficult to extinguish because of the enormous area that can be affected and the difficulty of access.
Wildfires often require a combination of fire crews and fire trucks to extinguish. Firefighting crews often have to fight their way through dense terrain and fight the fire from multiple sides at once. They have to make their way through the thicket and often have to deal with fierce wind and smoke.
Additionally, wildfires can quickly grow in size and spread to large areas. If the wind gets stronger, it can be very difficult to bring the fire under control. All these factors make it difficult to extinguish a forest fire. However, it is important to fight the fire as soon as possible to avoid further damage.