Fire Brigade Museum in the Historic Fire Station
Building / plot situation
When the Gosda volunteer fire brigade moved to a new fire station in the mid-1990s, the question was: "What will happen to the old building, the historic fire station?" The idea was born to historically reappraise fire protection and firefighting in the building, which is worth preserving, but also to present contemporary developments nationally and internationally. With subsidies and a lot of own work, the fire station, built in 1930, was finally renovated and furnished with the collected exhibits.
The region around the municipality of Gosda II near Döbern is mainly characterised by the forest - especially the pine plantations that are at risk of forest fires - and lignite mining. Thus, the exhibition contains many interesting documents such as deployment documents, maps, exhibits and visual material on forest firefighting.
The following topics are presented:
- Fire watch towers then and now
- Fire-fighting equipment, fire-fighting vehicles, fire-fighting water supply
- Forest fire hazard classes, forest fire types
- the special features of the forest in Niederlausitz, one of the most fire-prone regions in Germany.
- International experiences such as from Greece, France and America are also present. Accordingly, national and international exhibits such as protective clothing and helmets are not to be missed.
- The nature trail is used to sensitise children and young people to the topic of "forest fire protection" and to recruit them to join the youth fire brigade thanks to its historical significance in combination with the technical presentation.
Kobi - the little house ghost - is at home in the museum. He lives there in a slipper under the stove. At midnight, he eavesdrops on the old museum pieces when they tell stories about the past. He tells these exciting stories to the museum staff, who then pass them on to the children - stories from the old, old days.
Forest firefighting yesterday and today
The former fire engine house is used to sensitise children and young people to the topic of "forest fire protection" and to attract them to the youth fire brigade due to its historical significance in combination with the technical display.
The offer takes place indoors and outdoors and is aimed at schoolchildren.
of classes 1 to 10.
Dates: by arrangement
Pre-registration: at least 1 day before