11.05.2021| The DRZ Living Lab was once again the stage for exciting filming. This time a live show was produced for the vfdb annual conference. The guest list was as colourful as the members and association partners of the DRZ - in compliance with our hygiene regulations, of course. For example, the Duisburg fire brigade was there with its impressive, brand-new command vehicle "ELW2". The programme for the live show demonstrated, among other things, the networking between the members of the DRZ around the technical possibilities in rescue operations. The programme started with a presentation of the test hall by DRZ Managing Director Robert Grafe. Already in the background, the DRZ drone pilot was preparing to demonstrate his skills on the DRZ UAV/AUS course. The fact that drones of various sizes and designs can support the work of the rescue forces was proven by an airplane-like drone from the DLR (German Aerospace Centre), which was challenged by some winds in front of the DRZ Living Lab. In cooperation with the Duisburg fire brigade, it nevertheless demonstrated the transmission of a situation picture system. Furthermore, the DRZ association member - Eurocommand - used its own software to highlight the seamless transmission of information, e.g. situation pictures, between different emergency vehicles (here in the RobLW and the ELW2). Prof. Surmann from the Westfälische Hochschule once again referred to the successful use of the DRZ for the LKA in Berlin. Here, drones with 360° cameras helped to investigate a major fire in a warehouse. In a concluding panel discussion, the focus was on application-oriented technologies in the field. A look was also taken at future technical developments and how the cooperation of the parties can succeed in a rescue operation.
Further impressions from behind the scenes available at the DRZ YouTube channel
Now the entire report from the DRZ for the vfdb conference is avilable on YouTube as well (in German).