Specialized firefighter teams

Besides extinguishing fires, rescuing people out of their vehicles and distributing sand bags in case of floods, the Civil Protection and the fire departments also have a number of tasks for which they need to use special techniques or need special equipment. The non-everyday character of these missions requires the intervention of capable and specifically trained personnel. To be able to execute these specialized tasks correctly, a few specialized teams were created. The members of these teams have followed additional trainings in their specialty and can practice their skills regularly during exercises and real interventions.

Some specialized teams consist of personnel of the fire departments and the Civil Protection; other teams are organized within of these emergency services.