Handing over of the keys to the fire brigade in Moorenbrunn: Renovation of fire station is completed

The photo shows the renovated Moorenbrunn fire station with the new annex on the right from the height of the fire brigade’s turntable ladder. Photo: Marco Igini
The handing over of the keys was attended by: Chief Fire Officer Volker Skrok, Nuremberg’s 3rd Mayor Christian Vogel, WBG KOMMUNAL Managing Director Ralf Schekira, Chief of the Moorenbrunn voluntary fire brigade Rene Kleemeier, his deputy Sebastian Fallert and Lord Mayor Marcus König (from left to right) Photo: Dieter Barth

On Saturday, 22 July 2023, the third renovated and expanded fire station was handed over to the Moorenbrunn volunteer fire brigade.

An annex was added to the existing fire station. The existing building itself was partially renovated. New windows, outer doors, toilets, floors and electrical equipment were installed. In addition, the training room was refurbished, and a new kitchenette as well as a second escape route in the form of an emergency staircase were created. The chief’s office is now located in the attic. The roofing was renovated and provided with insulation, and a roof drainage system was installed. The new annex includes changing rooms and sanitary facilities for both sexes. The City of Nuremberg spent around 2.5 million euros on the renovation.

According to Lord Mayor Marcus König, “Anyone who does great and important work must also have good working conditions. This is especially true for our volunteer fire brigades. And this also applies in times of tight budgets. We don’t cut corners when it comes to safety. I thank the firefighters for their dedicated and reliable service to the people of Nuremberg.”

Mayor Christian Vogel added: “I’m very pleased to be able to hand over the third renovated fire station. The renovation was a vital step to maintain the efficiency of the volunteer fire brigade. The commitment of the volunteer fire brigades is an important component for the safety of the Nuremberg population. This is an important signal that the City of Nuremberg is creating a good basis for this performance through the renovation.”

Roughly ten years ago, the Nuremberg City Council passed a resolution to renovate existing fire stations or build new fire stations for all 18 volunteer fire brigades in the Nuremberg metropolitan area. All locations were thoroughly examined, then categorised and prioritised according to the need for action. Plans were subsequently drawn up and solutions developed for all the locations. This is a one-of-a-kind project nationwide. Starting in 2011, a working group had examined the need for renovation for all the stations of the volunteer fire brigade throughout the city, comparing the existing conditions with the requirements of a modern fire station. This appraisal led to the conclusion that the first step of the project should be to renovate the stations in Kornburg, Worzeldorf and Moorenbrunn and to build new stations in Gartenstadt, Eibach and Buch. The fire stations in Eibach, Gartenstadt and Buch are also nearing completion. Future projects include the building of a new station in Katzwang and renovating the station in Altenfurt.

The site of the Moorenbrunn fire brigade has been modernised to meet the specifications for fire stations and all current occupational health and safety requirements. It is used by the Nuremberg fire brigade as a supply location as needed and a “lighthouse” in the event of a disaster. The location of the fire station in the city ensures the fastest possible arrival of the emergency services at the scene of an incident. The Moorenbrunn volunteer fire brigade was founded in 1937. It has 32 active members, with a further 8 members in the youth fire brigade.

In 2017, WBG KOMMUNAL GmbH (WBG K) was commissioned, together with the Nuremberg fire brigade as the user, to gradually concretise and implement the plans for the new buildings and renovations. “Today we are handing over the key to the members of the fire brigade in Moorenbrunn with thanks for their excellent cooperation and the hope that everyone will feel comfortable in the rooms”, explained Ralf Schekira, Managing Director of WBG KOMMUNAL GmbH during the ceremony.

Contacts for enquiries:

City of Nuremberg
Area of responsibility of the 3rd Mayor
wbg Group
Corporate Communications
0911/ 231-50 11 0911/ 8004-139

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