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A year ago, bad bocklet’s mayor andreas sandwall (CSU) commissioned the fire protection engineering firm renninger in ebfeld (wurzburg district) to draw up a fire department requirements plan. After collecting all the data, talking to the commanders of all seven fire departments, workshops and site visits, owner philipp renninger and his expert christof frank, who was responsible for drawing up the plan, presented the results of their 130-page report to the municipal council on monday.
"Volunteer fire departments are cheaper for every municipality than professional fire departments," stressed renninger, renninger warned in his closing remarks, calling on the town hall and municipal council to remedy the deficiencies identified in the respective local fire departments in the coming years. After recording current data in a situation analysis, preparing a hazard and risk analysis for the individual parts of the town and the entire municipality – this involves major objects that are particularly worthy of protection, such as the bad bocklet rehabilitation center, nursing homes or major businesses in grobenbrach – and the resulting protection objectives, the future equipment of the respective fire departments in terms of buildings, vehicles, equipment and personnel required to meet these objectives were finally determined.
"Fire departments are a very emotional topic in communities", renninger emphasized "that’s why we involved all fire departments in our studies from the very beginning." An important criterion in the creation of the fire department needs plan was also the balancing of the material interests of the fire departments with the economic possibilities of the town hall, emphasized renninger. The assessment of the actual staffing situation of each fire department has also been important. Renninger: "it’s no use for the community to finance vehicles and houses if the fire department lacks suitable personnel." Often the driver’s license for the fire engine is lacking.