Until now, firefighters had to swim to save someone: sometimes up to 200 metres from the shore. Then they had to get back, and with a drowning victim. So there was a danger of exhaustion and, what’s more, the victim could only be helped once they were back on land. Time for improvement: Safety Region Haaglanden (VRH) asked us to come up with a solution.
The next challenge: making the raft fully inflatable but at the same time sturdy. This means it can now be carried in a rucksack and can be deployed rapidly. And then we have the Seabob: an electric jet-ski. This pulls the life raft quickly to the drowning victim and back to the shore, where help can be administered immediately.