With two new emergency vehicles and a mobile ultrasound device, the equipment of the DRK rescue service Nürburgring has been expanded. With a new all-terrain and wadeable Unimog as well as a retrofitted command vehicle, the Medical Service Nürburgring of the DRK-Kreisverband Ahrweiler e.V. can support operations at events and in the region. The new ultrasound device enables the team to make diagnoses as quickly as possible. The new purchases were supported, among other things, by the financial commitment of the Nürburgring operating company.
Nürburg. The staff of the DRK Medical Service take care of the needs of many patients, large and small. Whether it's injuries to event visitors, injuries to racing drivers or various emergency missions in the region: the team of the modern racetrack hospital is on duty all year round and even accompanies rescue helicopter missions in the entire district and beyond.
With the acquisition of a mobile ultrasound device, the German Red Cross at the Nürburgring is now doubly equipped for quick diagnoses of people who have had accidents. With the support of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, a second mobile ultrasound device was purchased for the emergency ambulance. In case of doubt, this can save lives by providing the fastest possible sonography with display on the tablet screen. The evaluation at the scene of the emergency provides valuable information for the choice of a possible target hospital. In addition to its operations on and off the racetracks, the DRK-Nürburgring is also committed to providing the best possible care for the citizens of the Adenau region with the new equipment and, if necessary, supports the colleagues of the DRK rescue station in Adenau when they are not available.
Powerful vehicles for operations at major events and in the region
In addition to the ultrasound device, the DRK rescue service at the Nürburgring now also has a modified Unimog that is capable of off-road use and wading. This can be used in the adjacent off-road park of the Nürburgring as well as in the numerous camping areas during major events. If necessary, the Unimog can also be called upon district-wide to provide support in the event of major disasters. Talks are underway with the district administration on this. The extended equipment of the vehicle includes a respirator, ECG, suction and emergency backpack, scoop stretcher and vacuum mattress. If necessary, the equipment can be supplemented by a sling stretcher.
The new command vehicle is also in use at major events at the Nürburgring. Like the Unimog, it is also available for regional operations in the event of major incidents or a mass casualty incident. The vehicle is a gift from the Ober-Ramstadt fire brigade as part of the flood relief. A delegation from Ober-Ramstadt brought the vehicle to the district during the flood disaster to hand it over to the DRK rescue service Nürburgring. The vehicle was refitted with state-of-the-art technology by the team itself.
In addition, the company Stefan Manheller from Meuspath assisted with the repainting, the company Landstorfer in Bonn with the sticking in the DRK ring design and Alexander Krahe from the district fire brigade association Ahrweiler, who established the contact to Ober-Ramstadt.
All in all, the DRK-Nürburgring was able to gain important building blocks in the medical care at and around the Nürburgring with the new acquisitions.