150 MEDUVENT Standard for the Cologne Fire Department

xx-03-2022 | News

6 WEINMANN employees, 150 MEDUVENT Standards, 570 accessories and 1,800 training course participants – these numbers give an initial insight into an exciting project.

Two years ago, the Cologne Fire Department decided to procure a new system for patient ventilation. It chose MEDUVENT Standard, with the hygiene input filter and the low weight being convincing, in addition to the innovative turbine technology.

With a project of this magnitude, good planning is essential. Presentation of the products and services, calculation of the offers and the training of the Cologne Fire Department employees – these are only three points of a very long list. Christian Götz accompanied all of this, as the responsible Area Manager. “It is the most comprehensive project that I have looked after at WEINMANN Emergency and I have already been in the company for 17 years. The cooperation with such an experienced partner as the Cologne Fire Department was especially big help.”

The biggest challenge was the training of the users. First of all, theoretical training sessions were to be held, before going into practice. In total, 1,800 people were trained to use the ventilator. For the theoretical part, the contents were transferred by WEINMANN Emergency into the eLearning environment of the City of Cologne, so that the users were able to learn the basics. The practical training was carried out by six WEINMANN employees within four months. “It was really a true team effort, due to the pandemic, only a limited number of people were able to take part in the seminars.” explains Christian Götz.

In addition to the ventilators, pressure reducers and OXYBAGS were also supplied to the Cologne Fire Department. To ensure the operational readiness of the devices, a 4-year service contract was also concluded.
For all of those involved at WEINMANN Emergency, it is definite: “We look forward to continuing the good cooperation.”