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Crowdfunding Launched by the Mittelstetten Volunteer Fire Department

The Mittelstetten Volunteer Fire Department is crowdfunding €7,500 for additional accessories for a new crew transport vehicle funded by the municipality. They aim to install functional shelves and an LED advance warning system. Despite financial strain, the municipality is spending €60,000 on the vehicle, addressing the need for safe, dedicated transport for firefighters.




The Mittelstetten Volunteer Fire Department is to receive a new crew transport vehicle. The municipality is paying for the vehicle and the basic equipment with blue lights and radio system. In order to be able to afford additional accessories, the department has started a crowdfunding campaign.

Crowdfunding to buy functional shelves

“We would like to have functional shelves installed in the rear of the vehicle so that we can store material better,” explains Vice Commander Johannes Lais. In addition, an advance warning system is to be installed on the roof of the vehicle, which will use an LED display to alert other road users to accident sites. This will ensure the safety of everyone involved, especially during operations on the B2. “You will then simply be seen better,” says Lais.

With the crowdfunding campaign, the fire department wants to collect 7,500 euros from private donors. They have three months to do this.

Before the so-called financing phase of the campaign could begin, 75 people had to be found who would register on the crowdfunding platform of the Volks- and Raiffeisenbanken to support the project. The number was reached very quickly – so things can get started.

Financial situation strained, that’s why the fire department goes crowdfunding

Johannes Lais and his 30 colleagues are aware that the municipality’s financial situation is strained. In this respect, they are happy that Mittelstetten is even spending 60,000 euros on the personnel transport vehicle. It is urgently needed, because so far the fire department only has a fire engine with nine seats. If more personnel are needed, the colleagues have to drive to the scene of the incident in their own cars. From an insurance perspective, this is problematic.

Since there is no other means of transport, the emergency services often sit in the crew compartment of the vehicle between oil absorbents, warning signs and hoses – which is actually not permitted, because the firefighters could be injured by flying equipment during the rapid journey to the scene of the incident.

The personnel transport vehicle is to be ordered in the summer. After a delivery time of six months and a further three months for conversion to a fire engine, delivery is hoped for the first half of 2025.


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