You can not do without the fire department. And that’s how they have to express themselves when everyone else has to stay at home because of the corona virus.
Since the middle of march the voluntary fire department uehlfeld is in "transitional operation". Means concretely: some exercises and meetings run only via telephone or video call, contact for example with accident victims takes place only with a FFP2 mask. Such masks provide greater protection against infection.
An unusual situation, because actually the members of the fire department see each other regularly. "The fire department lives from the community, declares jonas losch. In order to prevent the firefighters from infecting each other, the uehlfeld fire department now only goes out with a small number of vehicles. The firefighters wear makeshift masks. But there lies the problem, because this protection is currently very scarce.
The uehlfeld firefighters have therefore decided to sew masks themselves – or rather: to let them sew them. Jonas losch, co-organizer of the action, has tried it himself, but prefers to stay with the fire-solving. Now he and his colleagues ask for the support of the people. Interested people can get in touch with the fire department. The fire brigade then delivers the material in front of the building and picks up the sewn temporary masks again. Currently, according to losch, there is still enough material available to be able to deliver sufficiently. 300 masks are needed by the uehlfeld volunteer fire department and the local fire departments, he estimates, in order to be prepared for the coming months. According to co-organizer losch, 30 people registered in the first 24 hours.