Awards and Honorings

For me it always was
a self-evident fact, my work transferred to me and my orders finish so carefully, qualifies and in time as possible. A good and trusting cooperation relation to my principals, business partners and employees also belonged to it naturally.

The more I could be glad about recognition, praise and honoring for the produced work. Thus I might find out in the course of my more than 30 years activity in the "Fire and Medical Rescue Service" several of such recognitions which created always also other motivation for other activities.

Some of these honorings you find on these sides - among others ...

"Golden Firefighter Award 2005" - International Honoring for "Fire Photo"

  • Certificate for one of ten world-best "Fire and Rescue Photos" within the scope of internationally written out "Golden Firefighter Award 2005" for the picture "History on Fire" 
  • The documentation-photographer Wolfgang Jendsch took his photo in October 1992, at a night blaze of a half-timbered warehouse in Engen/Hegau.
  • Already before that photo of the full-burning half-timbered building had excited attention in reports and fire service professional books.


Honoring for Merits for the Czech Fire Service

  • For his long-standing merits for the Czech Fire and Rescue Service Wolfgang Jendsch was decorated with a medal of honor of the "Czech Assiciation to the Preservation of Historical Traditions" (Hasicske Tradice) on the occassion of a reception in the city hall of Litomerice/Czech Republic.
  • To the honors in Litomerice/Czech Republic appeared among others also the patron of the meeting and Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic, Engineer Martin Pecina (MBA), the director of the Czech Fire and Rescue Corps, General Major Engineer Miroslav Stepan as well as the head of the association Bohemian, Moravian and Silesian Voluntary Fire Brigades, Karel Richter.
  • Within the scope of his professional activities with the Fire Service in the European foreign country Wolfgang Jendsch safed narrow professional and comradely contacts with the professional and voluntary fire and rescue services in the Czech Republic for many years -, which led, among others, to numerous international professional publications and professional books about the Czech and Rescue Service.


Honoring by Fire Brigades of the CSFR

  • For his achievements for the international fire service Wolfgang Jendsch was appointed in 1991 as a honorary member of the "Ohniva Mini Repulika" (Prague/CSFR) of the Czechoslovak Fire Service.
  • The organization, officially recognized with "Legitimace B 6271" by the Prague Ministry of the Interior, got on as an internationally active conveyor association for the Czechoslovak Fire Service under his president Milan Garncarz.
  • Already the former president of the German Fire Service Federation (DFV), Albert Bürger (+) and the former chairman of the "International Technical Commitee for Fire Prevention and Fire Service" (CTIF), Colonel Robert Dollinger (+), were honorary members of the "Ohniva Mini Republika".

Other Honorings

  • Recognition cup "for loyal services" of the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe (JUH; German Medical Rescue Service) in Frankenthal/Pfalz
  • Badge of Honour in gold of the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe (JUH), federal State Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • US-official badge "Information Officer - Radolfzell Fire Department" as a present of American Fire Departments to the 50th birthday of Wolfgang Jendsch as well as in appreciation of long-standing cooperation in the US wildland firefighting
  • Recognition certificate from New York City and from the Fire Department New York to the "Citizen of Radolfzell/Germany" for the support after the 11th September, 2001 disaster (as a coorganizer for offers of help from the Radolfzell Fire Department to the New York firefighters)
  • "Thanks and recognition for 10 years active Fire Service" from the city and from the Radolfzell Fire Department
  • Medal of 50 years of existence of the 71st Rescue Brigade Malacky of the Slovak Fire Service in appreciation of European cooperation
  • Official guest's present of the Korean "National 119 Rescue Services" (NRS) as a thank for the supervision of a Korean Fire Lieutenant in Germany.