In the GDR there were 3 categories of the fire-brigade
A) the Professional fire-brigade
b) the obligation fire-brigade
C) the freiwillige fire-brigade
In the GDR the occupation fire-brigade was assigned in contrast to other
countries not to the army or the municipality, but the Ministry of the interior (MDI).
Freiwillige fire-brigade and obligation fire-brigade were however subordinated
to the town councillors, urban districts, municipalities or production
managements. Their statutes of the local and operational fire protection organs
entered into force to 14.1.1959. 1
Mission: to fight fires, inspect buildings for fire hazards, investigate
arson and suspicious activities (Under MDI)
Mission: to fight fires,Civil protection.