The Amstetten Volunteer Fire Brigade celebrated its 150th anniversary in the Johann Pölz Hall in Amstetten on 27 September 2018. Guests of honour from politics, business and fire brigades from all over Austria as well as their own team filled the festival hall. In addition to a varied programme of speeches, fashion shows, culinary delights, music and dance, honours were also presented.
Mag. Christian Müller-Guttenbrunn was distinguished with the Florianiplakette of the Lower Austria land fire-brigade federation. This is the highest award of the federation, which is lent to private persons or companies. The plaque was presented by the director of the state fire brigade Dietmar Fahrafellner, the deputy head of the state fire brigade Dr. Stefan Pernkopf and the mayor Ursula Puchebner. Mr. Ing. Alfred Umdasch, a second Amstettner entrepreneur, also received a Floriani badge.
Armin Blutsch, commander of the volunteer fire brigade Amstetten and employee of the Müller-Guttenbrunn Group, emphasized in his laudation the great understanding at Müller-Guttenbrunn for the work of the fire brigade. He also pointed out that the company is aware of its social responsibility and therefore grants special leave for disaster relief operations, which is much appreciated.
Pictures: G. Streisslberger – FF Amstetten