By Dietmar Glaser
Bad Herrenalb. A conclusion about the year 2012, the City Department of the fire brigade has drawn Bad Herrenalb.
49 Times, the firefighters moved out last year.
The most missions brought storm and snow (22) followed by automatic fire alarm systems (15), which did not work or were wantonly thrown. Flood inserts (3), corpse recovery (2), (1) search and rescue (1) included also the tasks of 55 active firefighters last year. Added to this was a traffic accident.
Department Commander Andreas link addressed problems at the meeting last Saturday night. So it was again and again, that the alarm did not reach the pager of some firefighters. This is annoying, because above all during the day and every helping hand is needed.
One reason for the unreliable radio the special topography of the city with its seven valleys, total Commander Bernhard Hummel said. Many signals which are now on the road and would affect each other were to blame.
The solution is an extra alarm via SMS text messages on your mobile phone. In the District of Calw, Bad Herrenalb, it occupies a pioneering role. Around 3000 euros for the hardware are to invest. Then work the alarm even beyond the borders of the district.
Anyway, one wants to overcome such limits at the fire department. The neighbouring villages of Marxzell and squint mountain in the District of Karlsruhe should receive support from Bad Herrenalb in the future, if for example a turntable ladder, or specialized equipment used. So far, this task takes over the many kilometers away Weir from Ettlingen. “This is an exciting new area of responsibility. We have a good team and a good equipment,”link said.
And so it remains so in the future, the advance rescue vehicle (VRW) in the years will be replaced soon. The grants were approved. Now follow the tender.
In one year, you reckon with the commissioning of the new vehicle, which will be used as VRW and usage guide cars. By means of the Association are now 52 citizens (+ 7) and two corporate members, could get even better equipment, as it provides for the standard.
Youth leader Sascha Engelhardt was allowed to take a new vehicle in operation already in the last year: a stroller for the infant fire. For the 13 boys and four girls aged between four and nine years a great toy is this hand carts full of hoses, equipment, blue light and siren. It is also desirable, because playful to be brought by the work of fire. With success.
Soon, six children in the youth fire brigade can move. There are currently 13 young people. Three of them are candidates for the active military. “Our youth work is bearing fruit,” said Engelhardt, and rejoiced.
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