WASP deployed in Taiwan earthquake rescue operation
WASP was deployed by Taipei city fire department USAR team during the magnitude 6.4 earthquake just off the coast of Taiwan late Tuesday.
The WASP provides protection for emergency service personnel by warning of movement and or vibration.
WASP has been deployed around the world and has played a major role protecting firefighters, structural engineers and emergency personnel in the aftermath of the Taiwan earthquake.
Warning Alarm for Stability Protection was adopted by Taipei city fire department in early 2017 and has been an integral part of rescue operations for the last 12 months.
Hualien city, a city of over 100,000 people was the area worst affected with approximately 400 rescue workers deployed to help locate those trapped within the rubble and evacuate civilians from the surrounding area.
Matt Keogh wasp founder said: “It’s a huge milestone for Wasp, my idea/vision for wasp came from attending the Gujarat earthquake in India back in 2001 so to see it being used on a similar incident is fantastic”
Wasp goes from strength to strength and has been deployed hundreds of times worldwide this year alone.
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