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coldcut™ cobra in live fire exercise in UK

coldcut™ cobra has been introduced at ten community fire stations across Tyne and Wear in UK to ensure the greatest coverage is available for fire incidents which may require the use of cold cutting equipment. The service has also invested in a number of new thermal scanners.

coldcut™ cobra technology is being introduced to enable crews to tackle a blaze safely without the risk of entering a burning building, where temperatures can reach 900 degrees (in this live demo 470 degrees).

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, in partnership with Gentoo, carried out a live fire exercise in an empty property in Houghton-le Spring to demonstrate how effective this new coldcut™ cobra is.

Assistant chief fire officer Chris Lowther, of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We have undertaken a rigorous review of the new technology available to operational crews and have involved our firefighters in the process. The combination of cold cutting equipment and the availability of thermal imaging will enhance our operational response at fire related incidents.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue demonstrates the effectiveness of coldcut ™ cobra. (Photos & video by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue).

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