The T-shirt is a bigger shield than the bulletproof vest

“I do not feel threatened on missions. The context of where we go is problematic, but we pay attention to security. We are not subject to any governments or funds as organizations, so our protection is that we are an independent organization. We can do what we want if we negotiate the conditions in the place where we want to help. If the local community respects us, it is far more shield than if we had bulletproof safety vests and armed guards, “says surgeon Tomas, host of Personalities Plus.


“We do not have one, we have a dozen MSFs with a logo, and that’s enough protection,” he adds and explains how the work of an international humanitarian organization, a longtime member, works.


“It is essential to negotiate the terms with all parties to the conflict. If we did not do that, we cannot work there. When there was a security risk at some point, we had to leave the mission, but it does not happen often. We work to ensure that people who respect us have free medical care, which is very well in the environment, and these people are very happy, “says the surgeon in safety clothing.


We cannot rely on family

“Sometimes we have a lot harder here, because we cannot rely on our family, friends and community. People, such as Afghanistan, carry this much more bravely. Perhaps more, North Africans are mostly in the line of battle, knowing that they will be going to school in the morning, and they may not count all of them in the evening.


There are people around who carried the weight with them. It is their native land, even though there are forty years of civil war there. They stay with warning vest because they have mutual support. We do not have it here. Oftentimes we forget about the family and the people around us and we have unnecessary burdens. At the same time, I think that the basis is the support, comments the physician working in the war zones of the different situation and the concept of the community.


I did not forget the dream

Tomas Sebeka started his work on missions at his 33 years of age. “I did not believe long after school, even after the attestations, and I did not think I could be of any benefit to the MSF organization. I needed to use my tongue, I did not think my surgical experience was enough to help local people help and pass on their knowledge. I have been working on it for a long time; I have been looking forward to it for a long time. Fortunately, I never forgot my dream when I finally left my first mission,” he remembers.


Children received a safety vest as a reward

“Colorful diversity – all less than one roof” was the motto of this year’s school festival of the Friedrich, which had to offer an equally colorful and diverse program. The official welcome was received by the pupils themselves: “We welcome you on behalf of the Children’s Council. The children wear reflective vest was also prepared for a welcome speech, coordinated by Christophe Underlet, and a welcome parade in several languages.


Since headmaster Markus Taube is currently on parental leave, he was only a guest at the school party. That is why the deputy headmaster Silk Seitz took over the task of welcoming the numerous visitors: “Diversity can be found in many areas: as we have seen, this is among other things the cultural diversity that brings us together in the classes and classes, but also in other areas: school, photo-center, musical elementary school and WPU courses.


In addition, Seitz reported: “Activities are also taking place in the framework of projects that we undertake as an Enesco school. These include exchanges with our partnerships in Lithuania, excursions to Enesco World Heritage sites and cooperation with the world shop or clubs, schools in Burkina Faso support. “A planning group led by Carton Schaech and Maria Günter had taken over the organization of the school festival. A number of cooperation partners such as the youth promotion of the city of West with the focus club, the DAK Blenheim, the Yana Soma association and the world shop were also represented with stands.


At the stand of the municipal youth promotion West and the association Focus the children in warning vest could go on a trip to a village in Senegal. Through cooperation with the children’s museum in the suitcase from Nuremberg, the guests were able to relive the everyday life of a family in Africa. An employee of the museum in the suitcase has brought many photos and objects of use from a visit to a family in Senegal. “We make a rattle,” two girls proudly said, “It’s not that easy!” Visitors were given the opportunity to taste or to taste African food.


At the DAK stand, the children were able to save the badge Max with a quiver and received a safety vest as a reward. Class 9 has produced key trailers and sold them at a booth. The proceeds will benefit the projects in Burkina Faso. Particularly sought after were the childish make-up and the raffle. With a “passport”, the children were able to visit different countries across the school grounds and take part in activities there. For each station there was a stamp – from eight stamps the young got a small price? Whether goal wall shooting, can throwing, ball games, a quiz about the school, the world shop or a nutritional quiz – both physical and mental skill and skill were to prove. In the sports hall, the young guests in a bouncy castle could really let off steam.

5 things you have to check before you go on a car trip

Your business trip or vacation should be carefully planned. The risk of unpleasant surprises on the route applies to all drivers, also using safety and comfortable cars. Checking various things before you go can limit your unnecessary nerves and expenses, also keep road safety.


  1. Technical condition with the technical condition of the vehicle is like with human health. Problems may appear unexpectedly, either before or during the expected trip. It is better to bet on prevention than repair. Particularly worth noting is the state of elements affecting the safety of travelers? Under the magnifying glass should be located: brake system, steering and suspension. Travel preparation is also a good time to supplement operating fluids: brake, cooling, washer, and engine oil.


  1. Tires Heavy safety has tires. The trailer of the problems can be not only scratches or abrasions. Before leaving, you must pay attention to the depth of the tread. For this, a special scoop or a tread depth indicator inside the grooves will be useful. Excessive wear is felt primarily on wet surfaces. Then the braking distance is extended. In addition, you should check the tire pressure, preferably after packing your luggage. You also need to remember about the condition of the wheel or spare wheels. Inadequate amount of air translates among others.


  1. Driver’s Guide the lists of things to be prohibited include different items. It is important to be prepared for various scenarios during the journey. Some drivers take back spare keys. It is worth keeping them somewhere other than those used as standard. It is good to start with a set of spare bulbs. Their purchase on the road, especially at night, can be like “Mission: Impossible”. In many situations, a hook and a tow rope are supported in the trunk. In an easily accessible location, there should be a warning triangle, a reflective vest and a first aid kit.


  1. Travel Plan The shortest, fastest, and perhaps bypass of routes and toll motorways? These are just some of the questions you need to answer while planning your trip. Before traveling abroad it is useful to check the regulations in the country of transit or destination, especially speed limits. There is information on the fees for using roads, tunnels and bridges. For longer distances, knowledge of potential places of rest or accommodation will be useful. Interruptions should occur at least once every two hours or every 200 km. Not only fatigue can lengthen the time it takes to reach the destination. Often nightmare is a change of turnout, affecting more traffic. It is therefore worth checking to see if, for example, road sections are not temporarily excluded from traffic.


  1. The contents of the first aid kit there are exceptions, but the vast majority of drivers in Poland do not need a first aid kit. However, each of them has a duty, among others. Provide necessary assistance to the victims of the accident. It is difficult without proper equipment, and failure to provide assistance is an offense. On the market you can find first aid kits for 20-30 zł. There are basic medical devices. First aid kits with safety triangle and warning vest are useful. They are required in selected EU countries. It is therefore important to analyze the regulations in force abroad and to make up for any shortcomings.


The reflective jacket lobby won in April-ahead obligation

The “lobby of the vest” won. And from April the famous warning vest will obligatory throughout Italy. The law in fact is not required under the jacket on all cars (as happens instead for the triangle), but stipulates that any emergency operation around the car should be carried out with the famous jacket.


Thus any contravention would take effect only if you are caught “in flagrante delicate”. We must say that any measure to reduce the risk of accidents is welcome, even if it favors some powerful industrial lobby.

The point is that the case of fluorescent jackets is a striking example of disregard for their security that you would like to increase.


The decree in fact creates a huge legal vacuum on the insurance front: if a motorist is hit near his car without wearing a reflective vest , the insurance will not pay. This is the only operation certainty “jackets”.


There is however certain statistics on how many motorists are invested while changing a tire, on how many accidents could be avoided with this rule, on indirect benefits linked to an increased visibility of pedestrians around cars parked.

We only know that from April onwards insurance will have a new excuse not to pay. And the turnover of the companies that manufacture these jackets will increase.


But it is not – unfortunately – all: the next step will be to make it compulsory to apply strips reflectors on all trucks. An optional thing throughout Europe, but we will be compulsory by law. It will thus sell kilometers reflective adhesive strips to cover all trucks circulating in Italy.


But back to the jacket which, by the way, should cost about 10 Euros. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has in fact issued a decree with directions to the personal protective equipment for drivers of passenger cars.


The vests and suspenders must comply with the essential health and safety described in the legislative decree of 4 December 1992, n. 475. And manufacturers will be able to present, on request, in addition to the EC declaration of conformity even with the certificate of conformity. That has to be evaluated by testing for CE certification, by which an approved inspection body certifies that individual protective equipment is manufactured in accordance with relevant national standards, transposing the harmonized standards. For high visibility garments harmonized standard reference is UNI EN 471.