Pongauer Floriani 2022 more than 218,000 hours in use – SALZBURG24

Impressive result

Volunteers celebrate district fire brigade day in Grossarl

Published:17 April 2023 1:35 p.m.

At the Pongau District Fire Brigade Day in Grossarl not only celebrated volunteering on Friday, but also took stock of the years 2021 and 2022. In total, the volunteers contributed over 218,000 hours last year, which is more than twice as many as in lockdown year 2020

For the annual district fire brigade day, the Pongauer Floriani came to the hotel Edelweiß in Grossarl ( Pongau on Friday ) together. Not only was the honorary post celebrated to the sound of the local traditional costume band , but promotions were also pronounced and symbols of merit awarded. District fire brigade commander Robert Lottermoser also took stock of the achievements in 2021 and 2022.

More and more members at Pongau fire brigades

According to Lottermoser, the development of the

fire brigades in Pongau is generally positive: both with the active teams as well as the fire brigade youth are becoming increasingly popular. At the end of 2022, the fire departments had 2,128 active volunteers and 214 junior firefighters: inside.


Posted by Großarl Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, April 15th 2023

Floriani 2022 more than 218,000 hours in action

The increase in the active team is also necessary, how on Sunday in a broadcast by the state fire brigade association . Because the number of total hours worked is also steadily increasing. In total, the Pongauer Floriani invested 218,225 hours in their volunteer work in 2022. In comparison, in 2015 it was just over 170,000 hours, in the lockdown year 2020 only 82,787 hours were worked. “The fire brigades came out of the corona pandemic stronger than they entered it,” commented State Fire Brigade Commander Günter Trinker on this development in his speech on Friday.

Firefighters: Inside awarded for achievements

The festivity in Grossarl was also taken as an opportunity to honor particularly hard-working Floriani.Among other things, five firefighters were awarded the Merit Medal of the Salzburg State Fire Brigade Association.

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