Fire in IT container in the district hospital

The fire brigade was called to a fire in a computer container of the district hospital IGB
The fire brigade was called to a fire in a computer container of the district hospital IGB Image: Markus Zintel / fire department St. Ingbert
In the early morning, the St. Ingbert fire brigade had to deploy to the district hospital for an assignment. There, an EDP container caught fire that was suffocated by the gas extinguishing system.

In the early morning, the St. Ingbert fire brigade had to deploy to the district hospital for an assignment. There, an EDP container caught fire that was suffocated by the gas extinguishing system.

In the early morning, at 05:51 a.m., volunteers from the St. Ingbert volunteer fire department moved out to a triggered fire alarm system in the St. Ingbert district hospital. During the first investigation, the firefighters found triggered smoke detectors and a triggered extinguishing system on the roof in an attached IT container.

During the further exploration under heavy respiratory protection, the exploration team only found smoke in the container. The gas from the extinguishing system had successfully suffocated the fire. The fire department did not have to do anything else, except measure the container with a measuring device. Subsequently, technicians took over the site.

Since the fire alarm system warned early and triggered the extinguishing system, there was no risk for the patients. Nobody got hurt. A total of seven emergency vehicles and around 40 volunteer firefighters were deployed for one hour.

Picture sources:

  • IGB district hospital fire IT: Markus Zintel / fire department St. Ingbert