For many decades, the fire department was classically regarded as a man's woman. That is slowly but surely changing. Because more and more women are interested in the activity. 20 women are now active in langensendelbach. For 20 years, she has supported her male colleagues on missions. "In january 1999", we founded a women's team with 20 women, all of whom are still active today," says district fire chief and commander willibald hofmann. The women made sure that the proportion of women in the langensendelbach fire department is now 20 percent." before there were no active women firefighters in langensendelbach, female commandant hofmann.
The "girlish" thing take off
You have to put the "girlish in the corner", if you want to be accepted as a woman in the fire department, says claudia muller. "You have to show that you want to do it and that you are highly motivated", adds andrea wagner "because we are no puppets, we stay relaxed, we are ambitious, we know what we are doing, we get down and dirty without crying." andrea wagner remembers the time when she decided to join the fire department: "at first i wanted to take a look at it all, but that has now turned into 20 years. I appreciate the community in the fire department, but I still get limelight fever and get excited when the siren goes off." women complete training as firefighters together. In 2011 they successfully passed the bronze performance test. In 2012, the women's team in the highest group achieved the red-gold performance badge. This has allowed them to participate in missions.