Buxheim - After a year of corona-related break, a general assembly of the Buxheim volunteer fire department was held again this year.
This meeting had to be held as a face-to-face event because of the new elections for the commanders and the club's management.
Before the new elections could be carried out under the election management of the first mayor Wolfgang Schmidt, the treasurer Reinhold Jakob, secretary Reinhold Schneider and youth warden Matthias Streck submitted the reports for 2020 and 2021. 1. Commandant Wolfgang Schropp and 1. Board member Klaus Hofmann took the meeting as an opportunity to look back on the electoral period that is coming to an end. 56 active firefighters, including eight women, are currently doing their service for the general public. In the youth fire brigade, 17 boys and girls are being prepared for fire service.
In the past two years, the Buxheim volunteer fire brigade has been called to a total of 60 missions. This resulted in a total of 1,869 hours of use. From 2016 until today, the Buxheim fire brigade has counted a total of 194 missions (93 fire missions, 71 technical assistance, 30 other missions). Schropp particularly mentioned the fire in the fire station on Easter Monday 2016, the impending collapse of a residential building in the old town of Memmingen in April 2019 and the fire in the sports home in October 2020 and an agricultural property in Buxheim in February 2021. In the past six years, the rebuilding of the fire brigade after the devastating fire in the tool shed had a particular impact on work in the Buxheim fire brigade.With the blessing of the new logistics equipment trolley with traffic safety trailer in September of this year, the construction of the fire brigade is now complete.
Commander Schropp was able to sign six new members for the fire service with a handshake: Engelbert Abröll, Thomas Figel, Michael Litvinov, Patrick Machunze, Frank Parusel and Jan-Niklas Zedelmaier.
Leon Missel was promoted from the commander to the firefighter, the firefighter comrades Tobias Deininger, Philipp Heinrich, Christofer Schmidt and Matthias Streck to the chief firefighter and Benjamin Ludwig to the fire-fighting supervisor.
Tobias Deininger and Philipp Dölle (ten years), Alexander Birkle, Benjamin Ludwig, Florian Nobis and Dominique Wassermann (20 years) as well as Jürgen Schnabel and Reinhold Schneider (30 years) were honored for their long service.
For 25 years of active service in the fire brigade, Thorsten Lang was awarded the silver medal by district fire chief Kurt Haug.
Board member Klaus Hofmann thanked Martin Hoyer, who joined the volunteer fire brigade on December 15, 1978 and now ended his active service, for his more than 42 years of service to others. For a long time, Hoyer was responsible for wearers of breathing apparatus and served as the association's second board member. Board member Hofmann was very pleased with Martin Hoyer's commitment to remain loyal to the fire brigade and to act as a link to the senior fire brigade. He gave the outgoing firefighter a small gift as a token of thanks. The new logo of the Buxheim fire brigade found its first official use here. The logo, designed by fire brigade comrade Christofer Schmidt, symbolizes the fire brigade with the flames on one side and the community of Buxheim with the characteristic church towers on the other.
In the new elections for the next six years, their offices were confirmed: 1. Commander Wolfgang Schropp, 2. Commander Jürgen Schnabel, 1. Board member Klaus Hofmann, Treasurer Reinhold Jakob, Secretary Reinhold and the auditors Hans-Dieter Preger and Norbert Gegler. Christofer Schmidt was newly elected as the deputy director of the fire brigade association.
Mayor Wolfgang Schmidt and district fire chief Kurt Haug thanked the Buxheim fire brigade for their commitment, which was guaranteed at all times under particularly difficult circumstances in the last two years and will continue to be guaranteed in the future.
KBM Haug particularly pointed out the fact that the rescue workers were unrestrictedly on duty for the population and their protection even in times of highest risk of infection.
In his greeting, Mayor Wolfgang Schmidt addressed the rebuilding of the fire brigade, which had now been completed, and praised the solidarity of the fire brigade during this difficult time.