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Feuerwehr Celle Mercedes Vitol
Fire Engine Photos
No: 27592   Contributor: Mark Whiteley   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: Germany
Feuerwehr Celle Mercedes Vitol

This is aside view of the fire vehical from celle town.As you can see very nice and clean looking unit.
Picture added on 03 April 2011 at 23:23
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hey Mark in Germany most major city brigades have high ranking officers called "A dienst" 'B dienst' and so on in letters of the alphabet would you by any chance know how this system works and what a b and c dienst stand for? with thanks from Tiger

Added by Tiger on 04 June 2011.
Hi
well all I know is that in Germany every federal state has its own civil protection laws thus they have different rank systems.Additionally there is a difference between a rank and an official position.This is founded on the military traditions of the fire departments.Every firefighter can hold a high rank without having an official position.A firefighter can be promoted by years of service, training skills and qualifications.Official positions are partly elected or given by capabilities.These conditions allow that older ordinary firemen have higher ranks then their leaders.

In cities, this is usually performed by the Fire Prevention Bureau, one of the higher ranking authorities.

Ranks differ between states because each stats is responsible for providing and admitting its own fire services.

This is all I could find out, and look up so I hope this help.

Added by Mark Whiteley on 05 June 2011.
A volkswagen used as ELW, Command Car/Battalion Chief;the Einsatzleitwagen(ELW)

Added by Mark Whiteley on 05 June 2011.
Dienst literally mean "SERVICE" but in this context the English equivalent is watch. The old model in full time fire brigades was that each station would have an ELW, or command car, mannned by the watch commander and a driver, plus a pump water tender with six men, a pumper with nine and a TL with two. The ELW would run out first, to facilitate the size-up and direct the rest of the personnel in their efforts. As manning has declined and many stations reduced to a single pumper, the ELW now covers two or more stations, similar to the US practice of having a Batallion Chief, who usually commands three to five single-pump stations.

Added by Rob Johnson on 05 June 2011.
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