Fascinating idea inspires schoolchildren

Fascinating idea inspires schoolchildren

Maximilian wolf from riedenberg is enthusiastic. In the new firefighting club at wildflecken elementary and middle school, the eighth-grader can live out his interest in the fire department and serve a good cause. In the past few weeks, he has already learned a lot, like the nine other students who have also joined the firefighting club.
The aim of the working group is to give students an insight into the correct procedures to follow in the event of a fire or accident and to impart basic knowledge about the fire department, fire protection, fire prevention and fire fighting. Maximilian and his friends have already made their own powerful contribution. In several hours of training, they learned about theory and practice from commandant georg helfrich and michael frank, and in the end they even took a final test. In the training units, they learned how to operate fire extinguishers, roll out fire hoses, and practice extinguishing and spraying with the jet pipe, among other things. Even a visit to the fire department of the federal armed forces in the rhon barracks was on the program. The schoolchildren were impressed by the many emergency vehicles of the professional fire department.
But commander georg helfrich is also impressed. "You have shown with your knowledge that you really enjoy working in the fire brigade" he praises the schoolchildren. As a proof of their participation in the training course of the working group "fire department" maximilian and the other members of the fire department AG received a written confirmation from the fire department and the school that they "participated with great enthusiasm in the cooperation with the volunteer fire department
. "When you send out applications for apprenticeships in the next few weeks, don’t forget to include the confirmation of participation", helfrich encourages the students. "It will be an advantage for you in the selection of applicants." Of course, helfrich also does a little advertising for the fire departments. With maximilian, this was clearly not necessary. "I regularly take part in the fire department’s drills in riedenberg with my father. As soon as i am 16 years old, i will definitely join the fire department officially", he is convinced.
Philipp kabecker is also eager to get down to business. "I still have to decide whether I will join the fire department later on. In any case, I would like to help people in need. I am therefore glad that i had the opportunity to take part in this training course and that i was able to expand my basic knowledge of fire protection considerably," says philipp, philipp tells.
The friends carina oschlies from wildflecken and sarah heil from oberwildflecken attend the 9. Class of the middle school wildflecken. They think it is quite possible to become a member of the volunteer fire departments later on. "We have learned a lot from this training and above all we have lost our fear of handling the fire extinguisher. We enjoyed it because it was interesting, exciting and impressive what the experts taught us", says carina, and her friend agrees with her.
With small gifts, principal erika hanlein and the course participants thanked georg helfrich and michael frank for their time and work spent with them. "I am glad that you succeeded in making schoolchildren sensitive to fire safety.