"The most important reason i have come to you today is to honor a deserving comrade", explained district fire inspector gunter wilhelm at the annual meeting of the huttenheim volunteer fire department. Wilhelm awarded the deputy commander of the fire department, thorsten graf, the silver state fire department medal for 25 years of active service. Chairman andreas schlegel and mayor ingrid reifenscheid-eckert joined in with congratulations and presentations.
Commander dominik stich and his deputy thorsten graf form a well-functioning duo at the helm of the fire department with 44 active members. Thorsten graf went on several missions, nine exercises and training sessions. For graf, the increase in exercise participation was particularly positive during the reporting period, with steffen rub, christopher haude and graf himself standing out as the most exercise-averse.
Exercises with radios and fire extinguishers
Thorsten graf explained in his outlook that this year he wants to schedule training sessions with the radio and commercial fire extinguishers, as well as training based on a hazard matrix on the topic of accident prevention. Gunter wilhelm was impressed by what a small fire brigade with comparatively modest equipment like the huttenheimer could accomplish thanks to dedicated people like thorsten graf. "As an old hand, I think I can even learn something from you", confessed the district fire inspector.