About Luminox Code Red Survival Course Station 1
The first station simulated a search and rescue mission that located a victim trapped beneath the collapsed building debris. Such scenarios would happen in countries with poor building materials or in an earthquake situation where buildings would collapse. The Malaysian International Search and Rescue (MISAR) would deploy their highly trained code red team for such life and death situations where volunteers would have to be concerned about falling debris and getting stuck under a rubble. At the Luminox Code Red Survival Course, the other participants and I were introduced to ResQ17, a sensor system device that would detect carbon dioxide (CO2). A high reading of CO2 l meant that there was a sign of life and the Code Red team would proceed to communicate with the victim through a built-in walkie-talkie and a wide angle camera that enabled rescuers to see at four different angles.
Rescuers operating the ResQ17 must work well as a team. They must also have the necessary knowledge and skills such as coordinating with the person-in-charge of the camera pole and be well prepared to communicate with the casualty. In such situations, rescuers are required to stay calm in order to ask questions during pressurizing situations and reassure victims at all times. During this simulated mission, participants had to check the time on their Luminox watches as #everysecondcounts when it comes to rescuing a victim in such life threatening situations.
Luminox is a proud supporter of the Navy SEAL foundation, Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE SAR) and Malaysian International Search and Rescue (MISAR)
By Vanessa Leong (Participant of the Luminox Code Red Survival Course)