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Commemorative medal on the occasion of the forest fire catastrophe Weißwasser in May/June 1992

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Obverse and reverse of the commemorative medal on the occasion of the forest fire catastrophe Weißwasser 1992

Sample of a deed of ownership for the commemorative medal

The commemorative medal on the occasion of the forest fire disaster Weißwasser in May/June 1992 is a fire brigade award of the Free State of Saxony and was endowed in July 1992. The medal itself is no longer issued – its awarding has been discontinued.

Commemorative medal

In commemoration of the assistance provided during the forest fire disaster in May and June 1992 in the district of Weißwasser, a commemorative medal was donated.[1] It shows a symbol on the front side, which reminds of the forest fire disaster.[2][3]

The medal has a diameter of 30 mm and is bronzed. On its front the coat of arms of the Free State of Saxony is embossed in the middle. The inscription, which was stamped on the medal edge of approx. 4 mm deepened, reads in capital letters WALDBRANDKATASTROPHE WEISSWASSER 1992. On its back four tree trunks are stamped in relief of which three tree trunks are fully visible. These are surrounded by stylized flames. The ribbon and the buckle are white green white.

Awarded

The commemorative medal could be awarded to anyone who had rendered active assistance in firefighting. It was also awarded to helpers who had lost their lives through their efforts.[4]

The commemorative medal was awarded by the Minister of State for the Interior. The recipient received a certificate of ownership.[4] The commemorative medal becomes the property of the person who received it.[5] The medal is worn on the left side of the chest at the buckle of the order. However, in original size only on the day of his award or on appropriate festive occasions, otherwise only as a ribbon buckle.

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  1. Decree of the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior on the endowment of a commemorative medal on the occasion of the forest fire catastrophe Weißwasser in May/June 1992 of 24 March 1993 No. 1, Saxon Official Gazette No. 21 of 21 May 1993, pp. 679-681
  2. Decree of the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior on the endowment of a commemorative medal on the occasion of the forest fire catastrophe Weißwasser in May/June 1992 of 24 March 1993 No. 2, Saxon Official Gazette No. 21 of 21 May 1993, pp. 679-681
  3. The “Schauseite” formulated here is incorrectly worded, since the front actually shows the coat of arms of Saxony.
  4. a b Decree of the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior on the endowment of a commemorative medal on the occasion of the forest fire catastrophe Weißwasser in May/June 1992 of 24 March 1993 No. 3, Saxon Official Gazette No. 21 of 21 May 1993, pp. 679-681
  5. Decree of the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior on the endowment of a commemorative medal on the occasion of the forest fire catastrophe Weißwasser in May/June 1992 of 24 March 1993 No. 5, Saxon Official Gazette No. 21 of 21 May 1993, pp. 679-681