The year 2012 was the year of the missions in the county. The current year 2013 is the year of the acquisitions, of necessary acquisitions, with new approaches. The county and municipalities are currently investing over three million euros in the provision of vehicles and equipment. Four identical TLF 4000 coarse tank fire trucks were purchased for the municipalities of bad staffelstein, burgkunstadt, michelau and lichtenfels, a rust truck for the michelau fire department, and an HLF 20 emergency rescue vehicle for the altenkunstadt fire department, a respiratory protection/radiation protection truck for the altenkunstadt fire department, a third turntable ladder for the district, to be stationed in ebensfeld, and finally a supply truck with crane, winch and extensive special equipment for the lichtenfels fire department/main hazard protection train.
Replacement was necessary
Since the founding of the lichtenfels/main fire department from the former THW local association in 1995, several used vehicles formerly owned by the federal government have been stationed in oberwallenstadt. After these vehicles had become outdated in the meantime, the responsible persons began to consider the subject of replacement procurement. From three used, between 30 and 50 years old, formerly federally owned vehicles with extensive special loads and three trailers, the fire department of lichtenfels/main developed a unique and cost-effective universal vehicle concept.