Tenants escape Bergen townhouse fire

The fire was reported around 11:00 a.m in a townhouse in Bergen, Norway. Bergen City Firefighters arrived on scene minutes later and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the building and immediately began to knock down the fire. Around 11.30 a.m. the Fire was under control.

Incendium streaming technology in use at incident

From the dispatch of Bergen Fire House, firefighters streamed live video from their vehicle to the Command Central. This was the first time the Fire Brigade used their new streaming technology at a real time incident.

Earlier this year, Bergen purchased an Incendium Stream Pack to support their Drone (UAV/UAS). But Management wanted to extend the streaming platform and therefore the Stream Pack was equipped with a HDMI camera which can be used in cases where the Drone wasn’t in use.

Stasjonsmester, Kjell Thore Olsen says that “the streaming proved it’s worth. Being able to view live video helps the Command Central and Brigade Chiefs to communicate much better with the Incident Commander”. We  mounted the camera in the front window and streamed from the Fire House till the arrival at the incident from there we simply opened the car door and was streaming from there:

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Five tenants managed to escape the fire. No one was injured.

Norwegian media coverage NRK.NO

FOTO: EIVIND A. PETTERSEN / NRK and BERGEN FIRE DEPARTMENT

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