Awards for the
Voluntary Fire Brigade
A report by „Brandrat“ Hannes Niedermayr
On May 19th 2018 two trainers for the fire and water brigade, OBM Manfred Kubinger and HBI Markus Forstinger were awarded with the Naval Cross 1st Class of the Lazarus Union.
On Saturday 19th May 2018 at the closure of the water brigade training at the Danube City of Linz Manfred KUBINGER and Markus FORSTINGER were awarded for the merits in the field of water brigade training at the fire brigade.
At the end of the day in wonderful weather everybody lined up in front of the boat house in the port „Winterhafen“ in Linz. After laudatory and introducing words the „Landes- und Bundesbewerbsleiter BR“ Hannes Niedermayr handed out the awards. On behalf of the President of the Lazarus Union Senator Prof.h.c. Wolfgang Steinhardt the Naval Cross 1st Class of the Lazarus Union “was pinned on the chest” of Markus Forstinger and Manfred Kubinger. The joy and the surprise for them and for all present „water brigade comrades“ was almost euphorically.
Merits of HBI Markus FORSTINGER:
Leader of the water service basic training (driving a barge). Since 2014 in the sector of Vöcklabruck, since that time training for more than 120 members of fire brigades, responsible for the water service brigade in the sector of Schwanenstadt for 18 fire brigades. Team leader for water brigade missions and for the rescue of people.
Merits of Manfred KUBINGER:
Training officer for water brigade service training for more than 120 members of fire brigades in the section of Schwanenstadt for 18 fire brigades. Trainer for water brigade since 20 years at the state firefighting school Upper Austria.
On the part of the fire brigades I thank the Lazarus Union, especially the President Prof. Wolfgang Steinhart for his goodwill to honour two merited comrades with an award of the Lazarus Union.
“Brandrat” Hannes Niedermayr