Last saturday, trainee helpers and supervisors from nine THW local associations of the bamberg district met at THW kirchehrenbach for their basic training examination. At the end of the day, all the new helpers were beaming – twelve of them will in future be performing their duties in the local associations of forchheim and kirchehrenbach.
It started with a theoretical part. Immediately afterwards, the volunteers were tested in a practical examination. At a total of six different stations, they had to complete tasks such as caring for the injured and transporting them, working with the cutting grinder, rescue shears and spreader, connecting wood with lines, moving loads using a hoist and working with the submersible pump. At the end of the day, examination leader daniel schell from the bad staffelstein local association and jurgen hofmann from the mellrichstadt local association were able to welcome four new female helpers and 23 new male helpers to the THW family.
The youth remains THW
a pleasing aspect of the new helpers: the new helpers do not only come from the respective THW youth groups. Also older interested people had found the way to the THW and had taken their exam last saturday.
Not only the exam took place in the district – the THW can look forward to further support. Twelve of the newly trained helpers will immediately begin their work in the units of the THW local associations forchheim and kirchehrenbach.