DRK Kreis Steinburg

The Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (DRK, German Red Cross) in the Kreis Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, operated professional as well as volunteer services, using a variety of vehicles. The professional EMS branch has been dissolved, the area is now covered by the RKiSH. Note that the DRK was also responsible for the local 1. Fernmeldezug, a civil defence communications unit.

Krankentransportwagen (KTW) – Ambulance

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 30 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 30 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 66 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 66 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 66 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 66 – © Bernd Biege

Ambulance assigned to the local civil defence depot in Hohenlockstedt:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-2100 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-2100 – © Bernd Biege

Ambulance of the volunteer branch, this was bought used from the ambulance services of the Hamburg fire brigade:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-KR 76 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-KR 76 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-KR 76 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-KR 76 – © Bernd Biege

Krankenwagen (KTW, ambulance) on van basis, too short for an emergency ambulance:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 16 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 16 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 16 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 16 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 16 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 16 – © Bernd Biege

Rettungswagen (RTW) – Emergency Ambulance

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 67 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 67 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 42 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 42 – © Bernd Biege

Rettungswagen (RTW, emergency ambulance) on a call with the NEF (see below):

DRK Kreis Steinburg - NEF and RTW - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – NEF and RTW – © Bernd Biege

Rettungswagen (RTW, emergency ambulance) of the newer “modular” type:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 44 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 44 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 44 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 44 – © Bernd Biege

Notarztwagen (NAW) – Emergency Ambulance with Doctor

Notarztwagen (NAW), an emergency ambulance manned full-time by two paramedics and a doctor. The unusually low attachment of the blue lights is due to the vehicles’ overall height clashing (literally) with the low entrance of the ambulance bay at Itzehoe hospital.

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 39 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 39 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 39 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 39 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 39 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 39 – © Bernd Biege

Notarzteinsatzfahrzeug (NEF) – Emergency Doctor Car

Notarzteinsatzfahrzueg (NEF, emergency doctor car) on a call in the Breite Strasse of Itzehoe:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - NEF - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – NEF – © Bernd Biege

4-Tragen-Krankentransportwagen (KTW) – Civil Defence Ambulance (Four Stretchers)

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-235 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-235 – © Bernd Biege

End of the line for this Ford Transit (when I was spotted taking the image, I was informed that “we don’t really like photos like this”):

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-8122 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-8122 – © Bernd Biege

All-terrain ambulance, a conversion of a Volkswagen LT – these were bought by the Land Schleswig-Holstein after the “Schneekatastrophe” (literally “snow disaster”, winter 1978/79) and equipped for up to four stretcher cases:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-2176 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-2176 – © Bernd Biege

Even more all-terrain, same period – a Unimog-based civil defence ambulance:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-2104 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-2104 – © Bernd Biege

Arzttruppkraftwagen (ArztTrKW) – Civil Defence Ambulance (Doctor)

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-8100 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-8100 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-8100 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-8100 – © Bernd Biege

Sanitätsgruppenkraftwagen (SanGrKW) – Civil Defence Multi-Purpose Vehicle with Possible Ambulance Use

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-8102 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-8102 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-8102 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-8102 – © Bernd Biege

Behelfs-Krankentransportwagen – Multi-Purpose Vehicle with Possible Ambulance Use

Ortsverein Kellinghusen, personnel carrier and auxiliary ambulance:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-R 857 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-R 857 – © Bernd Biege

Krankenfahrrad – Ambulance Bicycle

DRK Kreis Steinburg - Ambulance Bicycle - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – Ambulance Bicycle – © Bernd Biege

Behindertentransportwagen (BTW) – Wheelchair Ambulance

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 47 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 47 – © Bernd Biege

Einsatzleitwagen (ELW) – Command Unit

Control unit based on ex-Bundeswehr Volkswagen 181:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-SE 890 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-SE 890 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-SE 890 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-SE 890 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-SE 890 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-SE 890 – © Bernd Biege

Control unit based on ex-German army Unimog wireless truck:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-KR 8 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-KR 8 – © Bernd Biege

Mannschaftswagen (MTW) – Personnel Carrier

Personnel carrier for civil defence, ex Schleswig-Holstein police:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 88 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 88 – © Bernd Biege

Ortsverein Kellinghusen, personnel carrier:

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-PE 61 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-PE 61 – © Bernd Biege

Personenwagen (PKW) – Utility Cars

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 7 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 7 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-RK 28 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-RK 28 – © Bernd Biege

Lastkraftwagen (LKW) – Truck

Utility truck for supplies and as a towing vehicle for the field kitchen. This massive beast was bought from the utilities provider Schleswag and was in use as a electricity supply repair truck with them before.

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-A 505 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-A 505 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-A 505 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-A 505 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-A 505 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-A 505 – © Bernd Biege

Anhänger – Trailers

DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-X 736 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-X 736 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-D 131 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-D 131 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg - IZ-D 131 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Kreis Steinburg – IZ-D 131 – © Bernd Biege

Please note that these are scans from old 35mm slides in my archives, with resultant deterioration in colours and sharpness.

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