Founded in 1868 under Aegid Pegger – who also initiated the founding of the Tiroler Landesfeuerwehrverband in 1872 –, the Freiwillige Feuerwehr Stadt Lienz has shown its effectiveness in numerous operatios as well as hard times. The people of Lienz realized this professional protection especially during the flood catastrophes in 1965/66. Along went the necessary moves into new locations (the last time in 1992) and the constant technical modernization of carpark and equipment – up to the present.