The new fire brigade mobile command vehicle

During their annual open day on Sunday, 6th May, 2018, Oberursel’s fire brigade in the Marxstraße officially took delivery of their new mobile command vehicle, with the keys being handed over by the town’s treasurer Thorsten Schorr to the town’s fire brigade inspector Holger Himmelhuber.

The new mobile command vehicle (Einsatzleitfahrzeug)

Sirens to be tested on Saturday morning

Although the members of the fire brigade in Oberursel are usually equipped with pagers, the town also operates a system of sirens to alert them should a major catastrophe take place and the local infrastructure be affected.

These sirens were once part of a national network, but when the network was decommissioned in the 1990s the town decided to keep them and operate them locally.

The system is due to be tested on Saturday, 26th January, 2018 between 12 noon and 12.30pm.  The test signal lasts for one minute and is made up of three 12-second signals with pauses between them.

There is no cause for alarm if you hear that signal between those times!

The sirens are located at the fire stations, or in Oberstedten’s case where the fire station used to be:

  • Marxstraße 34
  • Kalbacher Straße 10 (Bommersheim)
  • Kirchstraße 34 (Oberstedten)
  • Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Straße 2 (Weißkirchen)
  • Gartenstraße 5 (Stierstadt)

Sirens to be tested on Saturday morning

Although the members of the fire brigade in Oberursel are usually equipped with pagers, the town also operates a system of sirens to alert them should a major catastrophe take place and the local infrastructure be affected.

These sirens were once part of a national network, but when the network was decommissioned in the 1990s the town decided to keep them and operate them locally.

The system is due to be tested on Saturday, 28th October, 2017 between 12 noon and 12.30pm.  The test signal lasts for one minute and is made up of three 12-second signals with pauses between them.

There is no cause for alarm if you hear that signal between those times!

The sirens are located at the fire stations, or in Oberstedten’s case where the fire station used to be:

  • Marxstraße 34
  • Kalbacher Straße 10 (Bommersheim)
  • Kirchstraße 34 (Oberstedten)
  • Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Straße 2 (Weißkirchen)
  • Gartenstraße 5 (Stierstadt)

Arson series solved

Detectives in Bad Homburg have solved the series of arson attacks in Oberursel which had involved setting light to rubbish bins.  In some cases the neighbouring buildings had been damaged by the blazes, with the total damage estimated at €250,000.

According to police the fires where started by a group of twelve youths who operated in different combinations, but where two in particular – a 19-year-old from Oberursel and an 18-year-old from Wehrheim – considered to be the main culprits.

The inquiry is said to be very complicated and continues.

Fire in restaurant in the Liebfrauenstraße

The fire brigade were called to a restaurant in the Liebfrauenstraße in the early hours of Wednesday morning (1st May, 2013) after smoke was seen coming out of the shutters.

The cause of the blaze, which took place near the bar but caused smoke damage to other rooms as well, is as yet unknown and detectives from Bad Homburg are carrying out an investigation.

Around 30 members of the fire brigade attended the incident, along with two police cars, and the Liebfrauenstraße was closed between the Feldbergstraße and Adenaueralle for 2 hours.

No one was injured, but the damage is estimated to be around €75,000.

Burnt toast causes false alarm in Bommersheim

“As black as a raven” is how police are describing a burnt piece of toast that was responsible for emergency services attending a false alarm on Wednesday, 13th March, 2013 in Bommerhseim.

The alarm was raised at 9.25pm when a burning small was reported to be coming from a house in the Bommersheimer Straße.  The fire brigades from both Bommersheim and Stierstadt attended, as did an ambulance and the police.

However rather than finding a fire they discovered an unlocked door to a flat, where the burnt toast lay in the kitchen next to the appliance in which it had been toasted.

The occupant of the flat was not present and police are unable to say anything more about the toasting process.

Apparently no damage was caused.

Fire in the Untere Hainstrasse

A fire in an empty house in the Untere Hainstrasse caused €300,000 of damage and left the building in danger of collapse on Wednesday morning.

The alarm was raised just after 3am when a neighbour noticed the smoke in house number 13 and alerted the owner, who at first tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher.  When he failed to do so the fire spread throughout the building and up to the roof.

The building was damaged so much, that the fire brigade declared the building in danger of collapse.  Now investigators are trying to find the cause of the blaze, however their work cannot begin properly until the buildung has been made safe.

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