Last night, the Nederwaard Museum Mill was the stage for an important exercise conducted by the South Holland South Safety Region. The objective? Testing the readiness of emergency services in the event of an emergency.
During this practice evening, approximately 18 first responders were present, including firefighters (also with the fireboat) and paramedics. In addition, stand-ins, a pregnant woman who had become distressed at the top of the mill and a man with a broken bone, were utilized to simulate various realistic scenarios, allowing responders to assess their knowledge and skills. This evening took place on Middelkade and on the museum mill’s premises. To prevent any confusion among passersby, visible signs from the Safety Region were placed in various locations stating, “This is an exercise!”
These exercises are essential to ensure that emergency services in the region can respond adequately to emergencies in and around the mill area, thus ensuring the safety of this somewhat challenging-to-reach region. It is reassuring to see our local responders committed to protecting this historical heritage and its residents.
The practice evening, which started around 7.15 p.m. and lasted until approximately 9 p.m., was a successful and educational experience for all involved. To provide as many responders as possible with the opportunity to participate, this evening will be repeated in collaboration with the Safety Region on October 2nd and 9th.