Meet Colossus: The Robot That Saved Firefighter Lives At The Notre Dame Inferno | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Meet Colossus: The Robot That Saved Firefighter Lives At The Notre Dame Inferno

A robot named "Colossus" played a key role in helping save the lives of firefighters at the recent Notre Dame blaze, according to The Independent. When the commander of the Paris fire brigade told his firefighters to retreat because the building's temperatures had grown too high, he instead enlisted the help of a 1,100 pound tank-like robot with the ability to venture into places and conditions that would quickly kill a human being.

The robot utilizes a water cannon capable of firing more than 660 gallons per minute, which it sprayed at the walls of the cathedral in the midst of the blaze.

Gabriel Plus, a spokesman for the Paris fire brigade said: “Time was against us, the wind was against us and we had to get the upper hand. The priority we set was to save the two belfries. Imagine if the timber of the belfries had been weakened and the bells had collapsed. That was really our fear. In the beginning, it was not impossible to imagine that the cathedral structure could collapse.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great work, to the fire-fighters of Paris, and good on you, for choosing a technology which could help put out the fire, without endangering human lives!!

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