150th Anniversary of Neumarkt Fire Department, Bavaria, Germany

The Volunteer Fire Department of Neumarkt in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany just celebrated its 150th Anniversary since its foundation in 1860. The celebration took place from May 13 up to May 16, 2010. There were a lot of activities during those dates in the city especially in the Jurahalle where different live bands performed during the span of said celebration. The highlight of the celebration was a parade in the old city of Neumarkt. Different fire volunteer groups from the neighboring towns and cities participated the said Festzug or parade. Around 125 groups had joined the parade. Fire Volunteer Brigades from Velburg, Parsberg, Burgthann, Kelheim, Postbauer-Heng, Hohenfels, Pyrbaum, Lengenfeld, Lupburg and other neighboring villages, towns and cities were present during the celebration. Most groups went to the Jurahalle after the parade to listen to the live band or simply sip a mug of beer and eat German delicacies.

Here are the photos we took from the parade yesterday.

inside the Jurahalle where most of the participants went after the parade.
the Festzug or parade which took place in the Old City of Neumarkt. That was a very interesting event over-all!

In 1860 the volunteer fire department was established in Neumarkt. Stood before the fire in the heart of the work, so have been added over the decades, many other tasks, such as the rescue of victims, technical assistance or educational work in terms of fire prevention.

The volunteer fire department Neumarkt, with around 70 active fire fighters (including 6 Full-power) is now a modern military, which completed its detailed equipment around 450 operations a year.
The fire department Neumarkt assumes numerous tasks for firefighters in the county. So the staff lead in the Guard Neumarkt maintenance and care of protective breathing equipment by the county fire departments.

 
 

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