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National Firefighting Team of the Year

Finalists 2018

Please find below all finalists in the category “National Firefighting Team of the Year” with their operations.

Volunteer Fire Department Bad Gandersheim (Lower Saxony)

Storms result in multi-day operations

In the afternoon hours of May 29, 2018, the high midsummer temperatures did not hint that Voluntary Fire Departments in Bad Gandersheim would soon be faced with a large-scale emergency in the area of the Heber ridge and the city centre. More

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Böhmenkirch (Baden-Württemberg)

Large fire at “SAM Automotive” in Böhmenkirch

More than 200 firefighters and members of the German Red Cross needed for Heidhöfe fire. More

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Erbach (Hesse)

Fall from great height in narrow gap between houses

Successful conclusion to complex personal rescue with ascent and descent equipment. More

Freiwillige Feuerwehren Falkensee & Dallgow-Döberitz (Brandenburg)

Person trapped in truck overturned across the median barrier

Destroyed cab aggravated rescue. More

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Oschatz (Saxony)

Fallen tree stops ICE at poorly accessible spot

Evacuation of 175 persons under difficult conditions. More

Semitrailer tractor collides with open trough in the Denkendorf tunnel construction area on the A8 motorway. After 3 hours, trapped driver rescued from crushed cab hanging 10 metres over open ledge. More

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Tauberbischofsheim (Baden-Württemberg)

120 firefighters stop fire in listed house

On November 6, the Tauberbischofsheim Volunteer Fire Department was awakened by the alarm “unclear smoke development in town”. What at first sounded like a routine call developed into an over 16-hour-long operation that challenged FDs throughout the region. More

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Treuenbrietzen (Brandenburg)

Devastating forest fires in Brandenburg

Despatch rider reports on the nearly 8-day operation. More

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Übersee am Chiemsee (Bavaria)

Unexpected storm

Orderly handling of large-scale emergency during Lake Chiemsee Summer Festival. More

Freiwillige Feuerwehren Waldaschaff & Weibersbrunn (Bavaria)

Severe accident on the BAB A3 near Rohrbrunn (Aschaffenburg region)

An articulated trailer of a parcel company rolls over in a construction area and blocks the traffic for nearly 15 hours. More