Fighting fires is dangerous; fighting explosions is deadly. Unexpected disasters can happen anywhere, at any time.
This summer in England, the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services were called to a street with several small fires. Thankfully, they were able to save all the occupants but seconds after everyone was safely evacuated, a horrific explosion tore through the row of houses, leaving some of the houses completely demolished and others severely damaged. Amazingly, only one firefighter had minor injuries, and everyone walked away from this potentially, very lethal disaster. Check out the frightening video photo here ---- see video.
A senior manager for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services said: “If the house had exploded only seconds earlier, there is no doubt in my mind that it would have killed or seriously injured the occupants and the firefighters who were risking their lives to rescue them.”
Incidents like these emphasize exactly why we engineer our phones to be ultra-rugged with built in safety applications to ensure that firefighters (or any worker who operates in dangerous environments) are safe and efficient. Cheers to the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services for doing their job: Saving Lives.