New Firepump for our volunteer firedepartment

Fund our firepump that will last us for the next 15-20 years!

Project visual New Firepump for our volunteer firedepartment
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New Firepump for our volunteer firedepartment

<p><img alt="Luze11111-1510505975" src=""></p><p> </p><p><strong>We are a small firedepartment from a small village with a very big responsibility</strong>. We protect the village - people and animals from chimney and forest fires. Our department is allmost <strong>one hundred years old</strong> and so far we have had a total of 5 firepumps that served us well.</p><p> </p><p>We educate our youth to be volunteer firefighters in the spirit of solidarity and helping thy neighbour. Our work with the fire departments is also to control  and regularly check the pressure of the hydrant network, every year we test our villagers' fire extinguishers.</p><p> </p><p>We are a team who helps the villagers' with whatever problems they might have, from unclogging the toilet to saving a cow that got trapped in a ditch and stereotypically, saving cats from the trees. We built a basketball course and hockey playground in the past.</p><p>There are no employed people in our department, <strong>no-one gets paid, everyone is a volunteer</strong> and we keep a strict schedule to have at least 5 firefighters available 24/7.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Dscn4593_mala-1510506558" src=""></p><p> </p><p>But now, <strong>our fire-pump is failing</strong>. It's no longer reliable to start when we need it, always takes some tome to get it going.  We can't let happen in case of emergency. This isn't a surprise, since the pump is older than all the quick response firefighters in the department. Without a fire-pump, we are like soldiers without rifles.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Asdfasdf-1510515804" src=""></p><p> </p><p>Our fire department notices that there are less and less fires due to better architecture, materials and fire awareness. One of the bigger hazards are EV solar panels, which are made of non fire-resistant materials.</p><p> </p><p>The department is dealing also with other projects because of this, one of them is providing CPR to the villagers in case of heart attack before the ambulance arrives, we take care of the local playground, we are the local community. </p><p> </p><p>Our fire pumps were often used to<strong> pump out water from houses and barn</strong> after  and during flooding, to prevent cows and horses from drowning. Our village - Luže - translates to "puddles".</p><p>The municipality is partly funding our project, people contribute as much as they can spare, <strong>we were 5000€ short</strong>, and at the time <strong>we need €2000</strong> to pay it in full.</p><p>We will buy the company from the company MF Plus (, which imports and services all Ziegler professional firefighter equipment.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Obcina-1510506659" src=""></p><p> </p><p>We decided to purchase one of the b<strong>est fire pumps on the marke</strong>t, <strong>Ziegler Ultra Power 4</strong>, which we will be able to use also for help with the neighbouring fire-departments and <strong>pumping water uphill to the steep hills under the mountains.</strong></p><p>We've already tested it and <strong>we are very impressed on it's performance and ease of use.</strong> The down-payment has already been made, and we are trying to find sponsor now to pay for it.</p><p><img alt="We_need-1510511204" src=""></p><p><img alt="Img_20171028_170400-1510506887" src=""></p><p> </p><p>Our youth is regularly competing in the firefighter competitions and have so far already surpassed us in their success for which we are very proud of. For the reward we take them for a trip every year on the firefighters budget.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Ekipa_mladincev-1510506899" src=""></p><p><img alt="Dsc_0475-1510506913" src=""></p><p><img alt="Img_20171028_170729-1510506927" src=""></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><img src=";oe=5AA6BCDA"></p>

Allocation of funds

<p><strong>If funding exceeds our goal, we will:</strong></p><p>- renew basketball backboards</p><p> </p><p>- create an improvized ice-skating ring for the local kids in the middle of the village</p><p> </p><p>- in case of lack of snow - make artifitial snow, (since we have access to high-pressure water).</p><p> </p><p>- buy new equipment for our youth - so they can represent our team in the competitions with style</p><p> </p><p>- the rest we will save towards buying a <strong>new firetruck in 2022.</strong></p><p> </p><p>We live under a ski resort and tourism is going high, so we were also thinking in to making a room for skiers in a firefighter style in the attic of our fire-department. (Faucets would look like hydrants, the colour theme would be red), but those are project for the future, first we have to be 100% equipped for fire protection.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="13344731_541950316013379_1252490331927831054_n-1510507569" src=""></p><p><img alt="13394073_541960526012358_7860024620778542947_n-1510507575" src=""></p><p><img alt="14440692_590473077827769_1587962283287467446_n-1510507580" src=""></p><p><img alt="14462882_590472447827832_1828858387365399259_n-1510507585" src=""></p><p><img alt="14581414_596983040510106_1446574989140715463_n-1510507591" src=""></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><iframe src="//;wmode=opaque&amp;;;key=cb39d84f05d8439bbe96012f078e02b0&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540" height="304" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p>The acquired funds will go directly to the Fire-department PGD Luže's bank account and I am the one transferring it to the distributor. This will happen in the end of 2017 at latest or - as soon as our crowdfunding campaign is finished, planned just before Christmas in 2017</p><p>For more information and pictures, you can visit our <a target="_blank" href="">Facebook page</a>:</p>



Thank you to your Facebook wall.

Estimated delivery: February 2018


Thank you on Facebook and a PDF Thank you document from our firedepartment to your name, send to your e-mail.

Estimated delivery: February 2018


Previous rewards + Hand-written thank you postcard from our firedepartment send to an address of your liking - worldwide.

Estimated delivery: March 2018


Previous rewards + You get our firedepartment's side patch.

Estimated delivery: March 2018


Previous reward plus slovenian firefighter sunblocker hat.

Estimated delivery: March 2018


Previous reward plus PGD Luže T-Shirt.

Estimated delivery: March 2018


Thank you on Facebook, Handwritten thank you postcard, PDF Thank you note, side patch, and a high quality Slovenian firefighter sunblocker working hat.

Estimated delivery: April 2018


Thank you on Facebook, Handwritten thank you postcard, PDF Thank you note, side patch, high quality Slovenian firefighter sunblocker working hat and a PGD LužeT-Shirt.

Estimated delivery: March 2018


Thank you on Facebook, Handwritten thank you postcard, PDF Thank you note, side patch, and a Slovenian parade firefighter hat.

Estimated delivery: March 2018


You are mentioned in the 100 year's anniversary of the fire department and in the book that comes with it as a sponsor in 2020. We will also publicly thank you, put it on Facebook. You also get 10 of our side-patches, a hat, a T-shirt, our 100 years anniversary book in 2020 and are welcome to visit our village as a guest of honour.

Estimated delivery: May 2018


Same reward as for 500+ We will also provide for your accomodation free of charge and give you an exclusive tour of the firedepartment. You get to wear professional firfighter equipment. For our 100 years anniversary, you are welcome to join and be the guest of honour.

Estimated delivery: May 2018

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