Bavarian Fire Brigades Association, Versicherungskammer Bayern, Bavarian Red Cross and Fraunhofer IESE cooperate in the communication platform BayernFunk

Strengthening volunteerism digitally: Bavarian Fire Brigades Association becomes partner of BayernFunk

The BayernFunk app is a data-secure social media platform exclusively for Bavarian municipalities and counties. It enables citizens, municipalities, associations, fire departments, and other volunteers to exchange information. They can communicate and coordinate bundled information on neighborhood assistance, association activities, and events in one central platform. This promotes togetherness and strengthens the local community.

Das Ehrenamt digital stärken: Landesfeuerwehrverband wird Partner von BayernFunk, Fraunhofer IESE
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Johann Eitzenberger, Chairman of the Bavarian Fire Brigades Association

Volunteers are an important part of the community, especially in rural areas – and fire departments are no exception. Using the group function in BayernFunk, members can network digitally and coordinate their work. Johann Eitzenberger, Chairman of the Bavarian Fire Brigades Association: “BayernFunk gives us the possibility to provide more information about our work. This should also help us inspire more women, men, and young people to join a fire department.”

Christian Krams, Head of the Claims Group at Versicherungskammer Bayern, welcomes the Bavarian Fire Brigades Association as a new, strong cooperation partner on BayernFunk: “In this way, we support this important volunteer work and remain true to our traditional proximity to people and municipalities, even in the digital age.”

With BayernFunk, the Versicherungskammer Bayern, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE and the Bavarian Red Cross, supports community involvement at the local and county level. This opens up new opportunities for digitalizing rural areas and strengthening social cohesion in Bavaria – not only during the pandemic.

The app is already in use in 150 Bavarian municipalities. It can be downloaded easily and free of charge from the AppStore or Google Play. It is designed intuitively and suitable for people of all ages. Interested municipalities can register free of charge at

Further information: Video BayernFunk:



Florian Ramsl
Corporate Communications Versicherungskammer
Fire Department Promotion
Phone +49 89 2160-40 80



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