Bring­ing together the knowl­edge and talents of members of fire brigades, rescue services and other aid organ­i­sa­tions. To trans­port knowl­edge and provide rapid assis­tance abroad in an inde­pen­dent organisation. 

This is what @fire has stood for for over seven years now. 

In the field of vege­ta­tion fire­fight­ing, inter­na­tional expe­ri­ence has been reflected and commu­ni­cated in the compa­ny’s own train­ing since the very begin­ning. Our knowl­edge is also passed on to munic­i­pal fire brigades. In this context, @fire’s numer­ous semi­nars and train­ings are just as popu­lar as special­ist lectures and published liter­a­ture. The subject area around fires in vege­ta­tion is huge and we were able to realise many of our goals. But there is still a lot of work wait­ing for us. 

In the field of earth­quake rescue, an impor­tant stage was reached in 2009. After five years of prepa­ra­tion, the neces­sary condi­tions were in place to report the @fire USAR compo­nent oper­a­tional as planned on 31 Decem­ber 2009. The road there was rocky and anything but easy

A long breath and perse­ver­ance were needed to bring the neces­sary equip­ment and train­ing to the desired level. However, we do not want to take this achieve­ment as an oppor­tu­nity to rest on our laurels. Because our goal is not to main­tain the current status, but to continue to improve steadily. In partic­u­lar, we want to focus more on the medical compo­nent in the coming period.

In order to be able to carry out the many tasks at @fire, we invest a large part of our free time. To ensure the maxi­mum qual­ity of our actions, every single member is required. Despite the high work­load and the decen­tralised struc­ture of our aid organ­i­sa­tion, I am partic­u­larly pleased that we are still able to carry out all the work at @fire on a purely volun­tary basis.

This is a sign of the high level of commit­ment of our members. This, coupled with the rapid, posi­tive devel­op­ments in our organ­i­sa­tion, makes me very opti­mistic about the future.
We are on the right track.