History of Fire Services and CTIF, Museums and Documentation
Chair/Moderator: Gerald Schimpf (Austria/Österreich)
Member Nations: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland
Languages: This commission operates in German and English.
Starting Year: 1998
Operational Procedures: One yearly meeting in October.
Way of communication: E-mail: Contact Gerald Schimpf
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The objectives of our Commission are:
- Assistance in the preparation of the fire brigade history in general and in special cases (thematic) for the members of the CTIF coordination.
- Certification of fire brigade museums, show collections, traditional rooms and archives. This should be a quality feature for the respective fire brigade museums and at the same time make CTIF known.
- Classification of fire brigade vehicles. This should be a quality feature for the respective fire brigade and their vehicle and at the same time make the CTIF known.
- Advising the fire brigades and associations in matters of fire brigade history and archiving.
- Administration of the CTIF Museum in Pribyslav with local museum staff
- Organization of an annual committee meeting
Products of the Commission:
1. Guidelines for certification of fire brigade museums
2. Guidelines for classification of historic fire trucks
Delegates of the member countries:
▪ Baumann Heinz - Switzerland
▪ Berki Imre - Hungary - Chairman Deputy
▪ Doolard Peter Gerard - Netherlands
▪ Fastl Christian K. - Austria
▪ Gajdek Gjuro - Croatia
▪ Janeba Lubomir - Czech Republic
▪ Jannsen John - Denmark
▪ Junker Patrik - Luxembourg
▪ Loeven Gust - Luxembourg
▪ Patek Jiri - Czech Republic
▪ Ronec Peter - Slovak
▪ Schamberger Rolf - Germany
▪ Schmauch Jean-Francois - France
▪ Tomat Viljem - Slovenia
▪ Van Haandel Ad - Netherlands
Honorary members of the CTIF and the Commission:
▪ Farrenkopf Dieter - Germany - Honorary Chairman
▪ Schinnerl Adolf- Austria - Honorary Chairman
Specialist group for the classification of historical fire-fighting vehicles according to the CTIF regulations:
This list is currently under revision.
Section for certification of fire brigade museums and collections according to CTIF regulations:
The following persons are authorized to classify:
▪ Bárta Stanislav - Czech Republic
▪ Knaß-Roßmann Katrin - Austria
▪ Schamberger Rolf - Germany
▪ Schmid Peter - Austria
International Association for Fire and Fire History in CTIF:
▪ Valentini Ingo - Austria - Chairman
▪ Bárta Stanislav - Czech Republic - Chairman Deputy
This is an open community that works on various topics in this area. Anyone interested can participate. This working group acts on behalf of the CTIF Commission History.
A conference volume on the respective topics will be published.
Members of the History Commission and the International Study Group