Posts Tagged ‘Feuer’

Crazy Flash IV Addendum

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The fire department in Frankfurt has upgraded and switched to

Emergency vehicles with pedals

(see older blogpost).

Please note the blue fire water bucket on the front.

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Technical Aids Tips and Tricks XVII

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

With my

“Buckled Fingers”,

I know politically correct it is of course just an impairment of motor skills of hands and fingers, it is

not possible for me any more

to start a fire with a customary

lighter or matches.

A couple of years ago this was still essential for survival.

Nowadays it is fortunately not that important any more, provided that you are in possession of a functional microwave and central heating.

I had quit smoking a couple of months before the accident so that I didn’t bother specifically about making fire in the last 2,5 years.

Rather by coincidence I noticed that these

long gas lighters

can be operated without any finger function.

Now even I can light a tea candle again.

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Technical Aids Tips and Tricks XV

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

If you as quadriplegic like me or for which reason ever don’t have any power in hands and fingers, such a

turning knob on the inside of a toilet door

is getting a real challenge.
Closing the locks is “going“ rather well, but then!!!

If you are not particularly interested to meet consistently your friend from the fire brigade it is beneficial to always have a

Silicon cap

with you which you usually use to open bottles (see older blogpost).

excellent turning knob

I have discovered on a disabled toilet in Bregenz (Austria).

Did actually somebody put good thoughts on it, or was it all about the design?!

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Crazy Flash IV

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The current lousy economic situation forces cities and municipalities to break new ground.
The coffers are empty.
All newly hired employees of the municipal fire brigade have to produce their

emergency vehicles

in home-work by themselves now.
The THW (German disaster relief organisation has similar problems.

Here type “Frankfurt“ with immobilizer.
The fire resistance needs still to be worked on.

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Fire !!!

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

If these German Alpine mountain people in Bavaria already have computers?

“Fire department / Fire water extraction point”

Are they still using leather buckets?

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