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After the death of a firefighter (34) who died in the line of duty: Great sadness and support

2023-12-10T12:37:55.257Z

Highlights: After the death of a firefighter (34) who died in the line of duty: Great sadness and support. In order to prevent a major tragedy, Eiglmeier brought the fire engine to a standstill before he lost consciousness to protect his comrades. The Jetzendorf Fire Brigade Association decided to set up a donation account, and a week later donations – including from non-firefighters – were received throughout Germany for the family members. "Politicians are usually never at a loss for words, but on a day like today, we are speechless," says Reichertshausen's mayor Benjamin Bertram-Pfister.



Status: 10.12.2023, 13:20 PM

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In a huge funeral procession, more than 100 firefighters went to the cemetery. © east

There is great sadness and bewilderment over the death of Florian Eiglmeier. A fundraising campaign was initiated for the family of the Feruerwehrmann, who died in action.

Jetzendorf – The fact that the grief and bewilderment over the death of firefighter Florian Eiglmeier, who died during an emergency trip, is great, was shown at the funeral of the 34-year-old (we reported). Not only the more than 100 firefighters and members of other rescue organizations present here, but also many citizens who appreciate volunteer work, are dismayed by the death of the young man, who died a few days later in the Ingolstadt hospital after a heart attack at the wheel of the fully occupied fire engine and unsuccessful resuscitation by his comrades.

Actually, it was only supposed to be a routine operation to the fire of a garden shed, none of the firefighters would have expected such a tragedy. The fact that the deceased was one of the top performers of the Jetzendorf fire brigade and that he was also involved in every fire brigade operation in the neighbouring community of Reichertshausen in addition to his main occupation as a water warden, was evident from the funeral speeches. In order to prevent a major tragedy, Eiglmeier brought the fire engine to a standstill before he lost consciousness to protect his comrades, explained Jetzendorf's fire department board member Florian Bachmeier. With tearful voices, he, Jetzendorf's commander Florian Altmann, Reichertshausen's fire brigade board member Hans-Jürgen Weiß and Reichertshausen's mayor Benjamin Bertram-Pfister said goodbye to this dedicated and popular firefighter.

Commander Florian Altmann made it clear that the deceased had purposefully attended all further training courses and that the fire brigade's motto "To the glory of God – to the neighbour to the defence" meant a lot to him, and Reichertshausen's fire brigade board member Hans-Jürgen Weiß also recalled how much the deceased had loved helping in the fire service.

Accompanied by two comrades, Jetzendorf's fire brigade director Florian Bachmeier (right) brought a wreath to the grave. © east

Reichertshausen's mayor Benjamin Bertram-Pfister was also deeply affected, emphasizing: "Politicians are usually never at a loss for words. But on a day like today, we are speechless." The widow, who had the strength to bury her husband's urn, was assured by the head of the congregation that he would stand by her in this difficult time. He wished her and the children the strength they needed during this difficult time.

Despite the rain, the many mourners in the cemetery held out for a long time during "Amoi seng ma uns wieder" by Andreas Gabalier. Previously, the "Good Comrade" had sounded in the church with a trumpet solo.

The fact that the public now takes such a large interest in the death of his comrade would not have been expected by the chairman of the Jetzendorf Fire Brigade Association, Florian Bachmeier. "But we have received a lot of inquiries about how to help the wife and children of the deceased," says Bachmeier. As a result, the Jetzendorf Fire Brigade Association decided to set up a donation account, and a week later donations – including from non-firefighters – were received throughout Germany for the family members.

Great sympathy

The donation account at the Volksband-Raiffeisenbank Dachau is: Freiwillige Feuerwehr Jetzendorf-Volkersdorf e.V., IBAN DED90 7009 1500 0103 2143 62.

The Dachauer Nachrichten also wants to provide support for the young family with its constant aid campaign "Chain of Helping Hands".

Source: merkur

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