Meeting of experts about fire fighting with the latest equipment.
In periods of persistent heat, extended fires are not uncommon, in particular in forested areas. But meadows, fields and moors are also regularly affected by fires. Then, fire brigades go out to fight the so-called vegetation fires – a challenge both for man and machine. At the "Wipfelfeuer" specialist event, experts are regularly informed about the latest implement technology. Always on-hand: the Unimog.
Different conditions require flexible service vehicles.
At the booked-out "Wipfelfeuer" specialist symposium held in Schönau in late June, experienced firefighters and renowned fire experts from all over the world came together to discuss firefighting strategies and methods for tackling forest, land and vegetation blazes.
The organisers @fire, Internationaler Katastrophenschutz Deutschland e.V. (International Disaster Control Germany), are specially-trained firefighters. These highly-trained professionals share their theoretical expertise and practical skills with municipal fire brigades in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg – and do it on a voluntary basis. Because the danger of forest fires increases year by year. This means a need for experienced personnel and the right material. For this reason, five firefighting Unimogs were presented to the approximately 330 international participants of the specialist event.