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District of Aschaffenburg

Self-defense training for attacks against rescue workers

On November 18, 2023, a self-defense course for the female firefighters of the Aschaffenburg district took place at the Stockstadt elementary school.

A huge thank you to all participants, especially organizer Sabrina Rohmann, our district administrator Alexander Legler, our 2nd mayor Jutta Herzog, as well as Annette Preiss for providing the Stockstadt primary school gym, our good soul Dieter Scheidemacher-Kneisel and the Main Echo for the visit!

Aschaffenburg District Fire Brigade Association

𝗗𝗿𝘁𝗲𝘆𝗲𝗹𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗱𝘀𝗴𝘁𝗲𝗴𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗵𝗿𝗴𝗮𝘂𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝘁𝗲𝗵𝗴𝗲𝗳𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗳𝗴𝘁𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗳𝗴𝘁𝗲𝗴𝘁𝗲𝗳𝗴𝘁𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗼𝗻 𝗱𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗵𝗿𝗴𝗮𝘂𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝘁𝗲𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗻

On Saturday, November 18, 2023, 39 women aged 16 to 52 from 20 district fire departments practiced in Stockstadt how to defend themselves in the event of an unexpected attack. Fortunately, there have not been any such attacks against female firefighters in our district. Nevertheless, the knowledge of effective self-defense is an insurance policy just in case.

The participants first practiced in training clothes how to effectively fend off an approach and even a coercive situation (including how to escape from a tight grip on the arm, how to give an effective slap in the face, how to escape from a chokehold). The exercises were then repeated in full operational clothing with protective suit, boots and helmet. Even though the protective clothing somewhat limits mobility, everyone managed to escape from the situations presented.

For the female firefighters, this course was a very surprising and positive experience because it showed that you can free yourself from dangerous situations without much effort or violence.

The female firefighters and the district fire brigade association would like to thank the trainers Dorina Olt, Alexander Ranavolo and Dieter Scheidemacher-Kneisel from Ranavolo & Olt GbR for this great course, which they ran as sponsors at special rates. It was clear throughout the course that this was a matter close to the trainers' hearts. Thank you very much for that, both for the sponsorship and for the great organisation and implementation.

𝘛𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳: 𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘯 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘳, 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘶𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥

𝘛𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘥, 𝘍𝘙𝘌𝘌 𝘍𝘙𝘌𝘌𝘌

Selbstverteidigungs-Kurs Feuerwehrfrauen Landkreis Aschaffenburg

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