The Salem Summer School offers an insight into the Salem Services. The aim of the Salem Services is to encourage the acceptance of responsibility and the skills and abilities this requires. At the same time, virtues such as courage and honesty are cultivated.
In the Technical Service, the students learn the first skills required in the field. They will ensure that an area is safe and will rescue people from land and buildings in the exclusion zone. They will build their own crash barriers, construct and climb ladders and rescue and lower people onto stretchers. This activity is only for those with strong nerves!
In the Fire Brigade the instruction ‘Water Go!’ will only be given when students are familiar with the equipment and fire hose. How is the hose put together, where is it connected, how do you hold it and where do you direct the water? Speed and team spirit are required in equal measure. On the theoretical side, fire safety, conduct in a fire, different extinguishing materials and techniques and use of a walkie-talkie are taught.
Members of the Nautical Service will go out on the boat when they hear the signal ‘SOS on high seas!’. In the Nautical Service students get an introduction to maritime salvage, learn easy knots and how to use a walkie-talkie. With the school sailing boats and motor boat, students will be out on Lake Constance to practice how to assist a ship in distress.
When the students of the Technical Service have ensured that the area is safe, the students of the Fire Brigade have extinguished the fire and the students of the Nautical Service have brought all the injured ashore, then the Ambulance Service will arrive. In the Ambulance Service students will get a comprehensive introduction to First Aid at the accident site. Which measures should be taken first, how should the injured person be laid, how should a wound be dressed and how should a bandage be tied? Even resuscitation will be practiced!