GERMANY – Major Firefighting Operation in Brunsbek-Langelohe 30th May 2016

RRT supplied and served refreshments at a major firefighting operation in Brunsbek-Langelohe, North Germany, supporting the fire teams for over four hours.

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A 100-year-old farmhouse with an integral barn caught on fire on Monday afternoon; 80 cows were brought to safety, but the building was gutted by the fire.

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More than 170 firemen from the neighbouring area were drawn in to fight the fire. Within 45 minutes of the fire alarm sounding, RRT was fully operational on site: complete with tent, coffee, chilled water, Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite, snack bars and comfortable seating, to provide relief and support to those engaged in the firefighting.

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With a very humid 26+°C adding to the physical effort, wave after wave of exhausted firemen came to the RRT tent for well-earned refreshment and to take a seat.  Trays of water, coke, glucose tablets and light snacks were distributed to those at the front line.

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Comments such as “We’ve never had such good catering at a fire scene” and “I think you’re absolutely great;” were to be heard countless times from rather surprised firefighters and local villagers. The RRT volunteer team remained on site until released by the chief fire officer.

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Our deep sympathy goes out to the Fischer family who have lost their home and also a big thank you to the many volunteer firemen and helpers that attended the incident.

One thought on “GERMANY – Major Firefighting Operation in Brunsbek-Langelohe 30th May 2016”

  1. loopy says:

    Well done to all the firemen fighting this fire,and good on you rapid relief for helping out so quickly-i’ts the least we can do to help these people.

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