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Spillern Volunteer Fire Brigade Event (May 2013)

At the invitation of the Volunteer Fire Brigade, Spillern, a delegation of the Union - CSLI attended their St. Florian's Day Mass on 5 May 2013. Saint Florian is the Patron Saint of fire fighters, and "In God's honour, our neighbour to defend" was the slogan of the day.

Mass was celebrated by Rev. KR Msgr. Francis Forsthuber, in a dignified style that suited the church. In his sermon he gave thanks for the firemen's vital service to the community and asked for the blessing of St. Florian. He also talked about dealing with the problems that can arise in any organization. After Holy Mass Union CSLI President, Senator hc Wolfgang Steinhardt, spoke to those present about the Lazarite Confraternity after which he took the opportunity to bestow our organisation's honours and brevets to some of the Spillern fire fighters.

The Spillern Volunteer Fire Brigade participated in a number of our events and initiatives. Brigadier Adolf Huber took the delegation around the fire station and gave us an overview of the Brigade. Currently there are 59 active members, 6 youth volunteers and a 7-man reserve. In operations there were 86 hours of fire-fighting, 320 hours of technical operations, some false alarms and 2,452 hours of exercises and meetings.

At this get-together the deputation was generously given gifts, which were much appreciated, but it also provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and to get to know each other better. What is certain is that the Spillern Volunteer Fire Brigade will once again participate in our next Disabled Flight Day. We look forward to seeing them!



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