in the countryside, the volunteer fire brigade is on duty at many official events, too. last weekend, two cities at both sides of the german-austrian border, laufen and oberndorf, arranged their two cities course for runners of all age groups over a track of 6km, and the volunteer fire brigade was responsible for the safety.
more interesting than the runners, crossing the bridge over river
saalach salzach connecting the two cities, was that volunteer firefighter in the lead shot, waiting for the runners to come and pass by.
update: i stand corrected – johannes huss informed me about a geographical mistake. it’s the river salzach, not saalach, which separates laufen and oberndorf.