Who last saturday the amusement park "castle thurn" the young people who visited the first stage of the first aid course met not only cowboys and dinolinos, but also many young people in blue and orange protective suits. The reason for this was the acceptance of the "jugendflamme", in which a total of 186 youth firefighters from various fire departments of the district of forchheim took part. The performance badge is awarded every two years, and this year was the eighth time it was held at the amusement park.
Emergency call, knot, ladder
The participants had to demonstrate their firefighting skills and knowledge at more than ten stations spread throughout the park. In the first stage, for example, an emergency call had to be made correctly, various knots had to be tied and a hydrant sign had to be explained. In order to pass the second stage of the test, the young people had to complete a firefighting obstacle course, carry a jet pipe and explain the purpose of the given guesses. At the highest level of the badge, various first aid scenarios had to be worked through and a stepladder had to be carried out.
Award ceremony in the western city
The free time until the awarding of the youth flames in the afternoon could be spent by the girls and boys in the numerous attractions and rides of the amusement park. The young people received the coveted performance badges in the western town from the hands of the deputy district administrator and mayor of the municipality of heroldsbach, edgar buttner, the host benedikt graf von bentzel, district fire officer oliver flake and thorsten erlwein from the volksbank forchheim.