Euro NCAP car wrecks
13 Mar 2018

20 brand new car wrecks donated to CTIF Belgium for public training videos

Extrication & New Technology
Education and Training
Communication Group
Tom Van Esbroeck, chair of the CTIF Commission for Extrication & New Technology
Tom Van Esbroeck, chair of the CTIF Commission for Extrication & New Technology

Major Tom Van Esbroeck, Chair of the CTIF Commission for Extrication & New Technology, is delighted to collaborate with #EuroNCAP on a project which will provide crashed vehicles to rescue services & first responders for their vitally important training.

During the last meeting of the Belgian Assembly of Directors of the Fire School on February 22, it was announced that there would be a possibility to be provided car wrecks for training purposes.

Thanks to Tom Van Esbroeck and Kurt Vollmacher, and their contacts with EuroNCAP (as representatives of the CTIF Commission for Extrication and New Technology), a total number of 20 wrecks will be provided.

 

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Published by Bjorn Ulfsson / CTIF NEWS. Text Courtecy of CTIF Belgium. Photos Courtecy of Euro NCAP

 

 

Euro NCAP director Michiel van Ratingen
Euro NCAP director Michiel van Ratingen

 

These wrecks are new standard fuel vehicles from a variety of car manufacturers, which have been submitted to crash tests. Thanks to the coordinating role of CTIF Belgium, these wrecks can now not only contribute to an improvement of the Belgian training of fire fighters, but also be shared with an international audience in English on CTIF.org.

 

Tom Van Esbroeck, Euro NCAP Facebook Meme

 

Because there are only 20 wrecks available, it would not be financially viable to distribute these equally among the 11 Belgian fire schools. The wrecks have to be picked up and after 6 months delivered to an official scrap dealer.

Considering the proximity of the PIVO Fire School and  EuroNCAP, the wrecks will be stored at PIVO. The goal is to perform exercises on these wrecks, and film them in order to make instruction videos which will be shared with all the fire schools and with CTIF.

The members of the regional working groups for Technical Aid will be invited to join these exercises.

Thanks to CTIF Belgium and EuroNCAP, The European New Car Assessment Programme, we can now create new training material, which will benefit all firefighters.

 

Donated car wrecks from Euro NCAP, The Official Site of The European New Car Assessment Programme
Donated car wrecks from Euro NCAP, The European New Car Assessment Programme

 

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Published by Bjorn Ulfsson / CTIF NEWS. Text Courtecy of CTIF Belgium. Photos Courtecy of Euro NCAP