DRK Wetteraukreis

The German Red Cross (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz) in the Wetteraukreis, Hesse, operates professional as well as volunteer services, using a variety of vehicles.

Krankentransportwagen (KTW) – Ambulances

Veteran Mercedes ambulance, still in active use with volunteers in the early 1980s:

DRK Wetteraukreis - FB-RK 126 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – FB-RK 126 – © Bernd Biege

Newer Mercedes in Bad Vilbel, early 1980s:

DRK Wetteraukreis - FB-RK 136 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – FB-RK 136 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis - FB-RK 122 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – FB-RK 122 – © Bernd Biege

Rettungswagen (RTW) – Emergency Ambulances

DRK Wetteraukreis - FB-RK 143 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – FB-RK 143 – © Bernd Biege

The inclusion of the area “Wetteraukreis” in the illuminated sign is highly unusual – this vehicle was stationed in Bad Vilbel.

DRK Wetteraukreis - FB-RK 58 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – FB-RK 58 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis - FB-RK 58 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – FB-RK 58 – © Bernd Biege

In tandem with a Notarzteinsatzfahrzeug (see below):

DRK Wetteraukreis - FB-RK 108 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – FB-RK 108 – © Bernd Biege

Vehicle “on the run” in Friedberg:

DRK Wetteraukreis - FB-RK 583 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – FB-RK 583 – © Bernd Biege

Notarzteinsatzfahrzeug (NEF) – Emergency Doctor Car

DRK Wetteraukreis - FB-RK 264 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – FB-RK 264 – © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis - FB-RK 218 - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – FB-RK 218 – © Bernd Biege

Gerätewagen Schnelleinsatzgruppe (GW-SEG) – Support Unit for Fast Response Teams

As a veteran in the Deutsches Feuerwehrmuseum, Fulda:

DRK Wetteraukreis - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis - © Bernd Biege
DRK Wetteraukreis – © Bernd Biege

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

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