The ebenhausen volunteer fire department was very pleased with the arrival of the new portable fire engine, which was purchased by the municipality of oerlenbach. This new acquisition became necessary in order to be technically up to date, because the old pump had already been in operation for 38 years. The community could in a "collective order" he bought two identical sprayers, because the fire department in eltingshausen also needed such a model. The total cost of 28,000 euros was considerably reduced by government grants, leaving a residual cost of around 9,000 euros.
The ebenhausen fire brigade used its "open door day not only did the fire department hand over its new portable fire engine to a wider public, it also celebrated its 145th anniversary at the same time. After the solemn blessing of the pump by pastoral counselor christine seufert, mayor franz kuhn took over the speaker’s podium. He recalled the many tasks performed by firefighters who spend their free time working for the community. In ebenhausen, this has been done in an exemplary manner for 145 years through the voluntary work and tireless commitment of mitburgers as firefighters, who not only sacrifice their time but also risk their health in their operations. As a gift for the anniversary, franz kuhn presented the ebenhausen volunteer fire department with a check from the municipality.
In the context of the "day of the open door the mayor also thanked two firefighters for their many years of dedication to the F ebenhausen fire department: sebastian wetzel was head of respiratory protection from 2004 to 2006 and first commandant from 2006 to 2018. He retired from his position as chief officer at the annual general meeting in january 2018. Kai niedergesab, who has also retired, was youth director from 2006 to 2012, before taking over as deputy commander from 2012 to 2018. However, both members are still at the disposal of the ebenhausen fire brigade with their manpower. Since january 2018 tobias kessler is the new commander and bastian lutz his deputy.
After the blessing and the speeches, the guests were allowed to take a closer look at the new portable fire engine. For this purpose it was lifted from the pedestal, whereby also the very interested youth assisted diligently. Afterwards, the engine was started, which was identical in construction to the engine of a heavy motorcycle and had just as rich a sound, as could be heard enthusiastically from the ranks of the firefighters.
Special mention should also be made of the fire department’s efforts to recruit new recruits for this important task. The youth wardens julia schreiner and lukas hannwacker announced that the next saturday, 28. July, from 10 a.M. To 12 p.M. In ebenhausen at the fire station, a youth recruitment day will take place. On this morning, which ends with a free lunch, all young people from the age of twelve are invited to find out about the work of the volunteer fire department at various stations. Topics such as first aid, technical assistance, modern firefighting technology, protective equipment and much more will be presented on site.