Welcome to the English section of our Website
First I would like to introduce Bad Laasphe and our fire brigade to you.
Bad Laasphe is a little town in the middle of Germany. We belong to the federal state of North Rhine – Westphalia. It's a quite countrified area we live in. Bad Laasphe consists of 20 districts with three fire departments.
The fire departments are located in Banfe Feudingen and Bad Laasphe. We are volunteer fire fighters and all have our every days job.
All three fire departments generate the fire brigade of Bad Laasphe. The rescue service in our area doesn't belong to the fire brigade. This is mainly covered by the red cross.
This is the website of the fire department Bad Laasphe.
The department of Bad Laasphe consists of 62 fire fighters. We are responsible for an area of about 42 sq.km with 7800 inhabitants.
The fire department of Bad Laasphe was founded in1876. We have got 7 fire-fighting vehicles. If we have an emergency we will be alarmed via pagers by our headquarters in Siegen. This happens in average about 110 time within a year.
Usually we meet every fortnight to have our training. During the wintertime it is mostly theoretical in summertime practical. Every first Saturday every month we maintain our vehicles and the fire station.
Additional we have seminars for our personal education. First every fire fighter needs a basic training. Then there will be special trainings for respiratory protection,operator for the vehicles, radio, hazardous materials and more
For special seminars some of us have to go to the institute for fire fighters of North Rhine-Westphalia in Münster.
As above mentioned we are all volunteers. Just when we miss work time we are paid by our suppliers. The suppliers will be recuperated financially by the council. The council will claim it back from the person who caused the emergency or via their insurance.
Our department is responsible for Bad Laasphe, Laaspherhütte (distance 3,5 km),
Kunst Wittgenstein (3 Km),Saßmannshausen (6 Km), Schloß Wittgenstein (2 km),
Puderbach (4,5 km) and Niederlaasphe (2,5 km)
Special vehicles and equipment which are only available in Bad Laasphe are responsible for all three departments.