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New fire engines for volunteer fire brigades

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The volunteer fire brigades in Berlin have received ten new fire engines for disaster control.

These are part of the supplementary equipment provided by the federal government for the state of Berlin, as the Senate Department of the Interior announced on Monday. According to the statement, the vehicles will be used by the volunteer fire brigades in Adlershof, Biesdorf, Friedrichshain, Marienfelde, Marzahn, Moabit, Oberschöneweide, Schöneberg, Spandau-Nord and Wittenau. According to the information, they have a specially developed structure for disaster control.

59 volunteer fire brigades in Berlin

The challenges for a city with over a million inhabitants like Berlin are great in terms of protecting the population, said Interior Senator Iris Spranger at the symbolic handover of the vehicles. According to Spranger, the 59 volunteer fire brigades and 1400 volunteers in Berlin have an important task to fulfil. The federal government is financing the vehicles completely. According to the Senate Administration, each vehicle is worth 223,000 euros.

Author: dpa/deepl.com
Publication date: 23 May 2023
Last updated: 23 May 2023

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