Fire Brigade Exercises at Chotoviny, 1928

The Brotherhood of Firefighters. Celebrating 50 years of the Tábor Fire Brigade and 10 years since the founding of Czechoslovakia; 22nd July, 1928. Programme: 5:00 am, the alarm sounds; 8:30 am, welcome to the visiting groups. 10:00 am, concert in the square; 11:00 am, rehearsal of exercises to be performed. 1:30 pm, form into procession, and march to the Sokol training ground. Brother Truhlář gave a deeply moving speech. Awards were presented to distinguished members of the Brigade. Firefighting exercises, both with axes and with hooks, were demonstrated. The performance of our brother firefighters from Radkov was greatly appreciated. The final act was the unfurling of the national flag, which made a great impression. The beautiful weather added to the festive mood. We thank everyone who contributed to the successful organization of this event.
Josef Zítek music band from Stádlec Tábor Fire Brigade officials Group in traditional costume

Group in traditional costume Brother firefighters from Radkov Fire Brigade Chotoviny 1928

Chotoviny 1928 Fire Brigade Roll-call in front of the pub Fire Brigade Roll-call in front of the pub

Procession to the Sokol training ground Procession to the Sokol training ground Procession to the Sokol training ground

Presenting awards to distinguished members Exercises with axes - 1 Exercises with axes - 2

Exercises with axes - 3 Excercies with hooks - 1 Excercies with hooks - 2

Final scene - unfurling the national flag