Status: 28.09.2023, 16:00 p.m.
Happy about the comradely help (front, from left): Ebersberg's mayor Uli Proske with commander Christoph Münch, Taufkirchen's commander Christian Holler, mayor Stefan Haberl and district fire officer Florian Pleiner. © Hermann Weingartner
After the Taufkirchen fire brigade had no turntable ladder since an accident, the Ebersberg fire brigade has now handed over its loan to its comrades.
Taufkirchen – "Now we have full fire protection in the community again," emphasized Taufkirchen's fire brigade commander Christian Holler at the handover of the borrowed turntable ladder from colleagues from Ebersberg at the Taufkirchen tool shed. As reported, the company's own turntable ladder has not been operational since an accident. Quickly and easily, the comrades from the neighboring district helped out.
After the failure of the turntable ladder, a short-term replacement was not possible in Taufkirchen. A new acquisition takes more than a year, Holler informed. Taufkirchen has been working on the procurement of a new turntable ladder together with Dorfen and Isen for some time. The loan gives the municipality "breathing space to prepare good decisions for a new turntable ladder," said district fire officer Florian Pleiner.
Ebersberg's mayor Uli Proske had become aware of the situation through a report in our newspaper and had immediately offered help, because the Ebersberg fire brigade has an old but fully functional turntable ladder in addition to a new one. At 23 metres, the DLK 12/23 has a five-metre longer nominal rescue height, but is almost identical in construction to the previous turntable ladder, Holler informed. The loan is "an excellent temporary solution".
The 22-year-old Ebersberg ladder should have been sold for 18,000 euros to rescue workers in Lebanon. But "it's good that we can help you now," said the mayor of Ebersberg. Later, the turntable ladder could still go to Lebanon.