While the total number of firefighting incidents rose by around three percent, the number of firefighting incidents fell by one to 160, while the number of technical assistance incidents rose from 584 in the previous year to 650. 54 people were rescued in the district, eight could only be recovered dead, mostly after traffic accidents. Even after fires, two people could only be recovered dead. A total of ten people were rescued from burning houses by the fire brigade, some of them via turntable ladders. And almost everywhere, fire department leaders from the district fire chief to the four district and city fire inspectors to the individual district fire chiefs were also in action.
In the past year alone, 11 people were killed in serious incidents in the district of bad kissingen.990 volunteers deployed. In purely arithmetical terms, each of the 5420 firefighters had to handle two missions a year, which again took an average of around two hours.
In view of these figures, district administrator thomas bold also thanked the employers of the men and women who serve in the armed forces. "Only if the employers play along can the volunteer fire department model work – in our case, it’s going extremely well".