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New fire brigade building in Lützeroda handed over


Exactly one year after the topping-out ceremony on 23.10.2020, the fire station in Lützeroda was ceremoniously handed over to the volunteer fire brigade and the mayor of Lützeroda, Mr. Reinhard Franke, on Friday, 22.10.2021. The previous premises in a small garage building in the village had become too small for the 25-strong team and the frequency of operations and no longer met the current requirements for such a functional building. There was a lack of changing rooms and sanitary facilities, opportunities for training and consultation, technical and storage rooms as well as office space for the head of the fire brigade and the mayor of the district.

The new building, for which KIJ invested 1.23 million euros of its own funds, now houses the required rooms. The spacious vehicle hall on the building also provides space for a second fire engine. The challenging objective for the new building was to harmonize urban planning, design, functional, technical and financial criteria. "We are pleased that this has been achieved. The wooden façade of the new building is striking, integrating excellently into the surroundings and setting a special accent in the town," explains Karl-Hermann Kliewe, plant manager at KIJ. The design of the outdoor facilities was also part of the project and included the creation of a green recreation area behind the building where the comrades can meet between their assignments.

The technical building equipment also meets the latest standards. The heat for room heating and hot water is generated exclusively by an air-to-water heat pump. In addition, a PV system on the flat roof of the vehicle hall generates environmentally friendly electricity and helps cover the building's entire power requirements.In addition to an exhaust extraction system for both emergency vehicles in the vehicle hall, the building has LED lighting and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery - to ensure the minimum hygienic air exchange and moisture protection in the changing rooms and sanitary facilities as well as in the training room. "The building thus joins our portfolio of properties constructed or refurbished according to future-oriented energy criteria," says Kliewe.

The land for the new fire station had been purchased by KIJ in 2014. This was followed by the demolition of the existing buildings on the site, before the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building took place in April 2020.