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Fire station Damm Aschaffenburg
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No: 2821   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: Germany
Fire station Damm Aschaffenburg

The fire station of Damm, Aschaffenburg. You can see the appliance is just fitting into the garage. The fire brigade is building a new home for this lovely Mercedes Benz Atego.
Picture added on 26 April 2007
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Feuerwehr Aschaffenburg, Germany
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This is a typical older "one hole" volunteer fire station, still to be found in many German hamlets. I do hope it will be preserved and put to some good use when the new one is built. This fire company was founded in 1869, and is Aschaffenburg Company Number Three.

The town has eight volunteer company stations, housing ten pumpers, three water tenders, six rescue and/or special equipment trucks, two aerials, two pod carriers and seven pods.

This is Pumper LF3, a 2000 LPM pump with a 1200 liter water tank and a nine person cab, one of six. The other four are HLF rescue pumpers.

There are currently 212 fully active operational volunteers, covering a total population of 69, 000 persons.

Added by Rob Johnson on 14 October 2017.
This example illustrates just how developed the level of fire protection can be in a medium sized German town, thanks mainly to the fact that the municipality does not have to incur any payroll, pension, or benefits costs for its members.

As the UK service stumbles through continuing cut backs, this rather obvious alternative becomes increasingly worthy of consideration.

This is particularly the case, bearing in mind that almost every other country in the World relies on unpaid volunteers for at least 50% to 75% of their firefighting strength - and the infamous Bain report on the future of the British fire service made no international comparisons at all. It did not even attempt to identify any best practices in any other country!

Added by Rob Johnson on 21 May 2018.
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