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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A New Texas May 1991 City government Fire department requirements have changed since founding By PHILLIP BAKER Chief The New Braunfels Fire Depart ment was established in 1886 as a Volunteer Fire The membership requirements were not very stringent and prior education was not a primary Over the the requirements have changed The abili ty to evaluate and make deci sions are at the top of the Educa both formal and are a The ability to communicate on an individual basis and to a large group is a The fire in is becoming more profes The establishment of the State Commission on Fire Protection Per sonnel Standards and Education in 1978 was the beginning of profession alism in The commission began by setting standards for protective The use of flammable protective clothing was prohibited in paid As the years have gone the com mission has continued to set the stan dard by which we One of the sev eral standards is the level of certifica tion for It begins at the basic firefighter as experi ence is increases to intermedi and master The New Braunfels Fire Department has 13 master firefighters and six advanced The remaining 36 are basic The commission also sets standards for training of Each fire department that conducts recruit train ing is inspected and certified by the all specialized training for fire fire investi is certified through the The city of New Braunfels now has personnel certified in all except Although the New Braunfels Fire Department is no longer certified for recruit many training schools are held Swift water high angle incident and auto extrication classes are conducted by city With the classes held in New a major deficiency is the lack of a quality The apparatus rooms in various stations are used for large classes and the liv ing quarters for smaller There are plans to remodel the upstairs of the Old Central but the city has been unable to budget the neces sary funds for the In the inter the department will continue to conduct quality classes with the facili ties In the modern New Braunfels Fire becoming a member is much different from but the goal of saving life and property is the same now as it was for the early vol unteer Equipment and technology have but the dedication is the The fire department is here to serve the citi zens of New Braunfels and make the community a better place to live and Weight Loss Surprises Researchers WASHINGTON A nutrition or ganization was hopeful that a nutri tionally complete hitech food tablet would help erase world hunger until a study revealed that one of the ingredients could cause significant weight Researchers in Europe found that an ingredient in the aptly named prod uct Food Source One actually caused people to lose even though specifically instructed not to alter nor mal eating according to one study published in the prestigious British Journal of Research ers in an earlier study had speculated that the weight loss was due to a decrease in the intestinal absorption of While the development of Food Source a project of National Dietary would not be used to successfully fulfill its original the discovery has been a windfall for overweight A Daytona Florida woman fighting a weight battle for 12 years used the product on the recommendation of her physician and lost 30 She Not only have 1 lost 30 pounds but my choles terol has dropped from 232 to have two closets full of clothes which have not fit me in two years that I can now In a separate a telephone interview revealed that a North Carolina pharma cist lost 14 pounds in 15 days on the product and was never Food Source One tablets are part of National Dietary Researchs com prehensive plan to bring a rapid end to obesity in this A variety of nutritionally sound diet spe cially prepared by accompany each bottle and provide a drug free alternative for confronting the problem of Omlctw Available In Now Braunfeli at CITY PHARMACY 386 Landa St 6254711 For more information about your fire call 6253811 or stop by the Municipal Visitor Industry By OAVIO WHATLEY Director of Parks and Recreation New Braunfels as a community encountered the concept of the visi tor industry in the year During the previous Miss Helen Gould daughter of Jay the railroad financier convinced Harry Landa that his private estate the site of the Com al Springs would make a successful recreational Within a short period of the International and Great Northern Railroad Com pany along with the Kansas and Texas Railroad Company had both laid their tracks into the Excursion trains from San Antonio and other Texas cities came every summer Thousands of peo ple rowed pic nicked and attended outdoor concerts long before the days of automobile and airplane 92 years New Braunfels has continued and expanded its rela tionship with the outoftown Visitors leave behind approximately in expenditures in New Braunfels and Comal County annual The Schlitterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels attracts more than visitors in less than four months each The annual Wurs tfest celebration each November attracts visitors in ten Natural Bridge Caverns attracts visitors Canyon Lake has approximately million visitors New Braunfels now attracts visitors per year and ranks in the top 10 percent of all Texas cities in direct expenditures by What role does the city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department play in our communitys visitor industry What have been the benefits to the local citizens and com munity Some of these issues are addressed in the following New Braunfels is a community of but its Parks Depart ment and 27 permanent staff handle approximately patrons annu Three parks and their facilities of 13 city parks attract significant numbers of These municipal parks have over time evolved into essentially regional parks serving the San Antonio metropolitan area and south central As mentioned Landa Park first encountered tourism as a private park in The park was operated as a private business until the parent company failed during the Great Depression of the In the city of New Braunfels purchased the thenclosed park for public For the next 54 a myriad of recreational facilities came and went as the communitys and areas recrea tional needs ebbed and Among those recreational facilities no longer offered are a semipro baseball field and a horseback riding The current recreational facilities concen trate on family and wateroriented Landa Park now serves approxi mately group picnic reserva tions Some picnicking groups have as few as 30 The largest group may have participants at their Over 38 percent of these reservations Pleaw Page 7A Above Ground Pool New or Used In box or installed 6291410 18002994857 The family of ROLAND WERSTERFER wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude and thanks to all the wonderful relatives and friends who assisted us in any way during our A great big thank you to each and everyone of the EMS Technicians who worked so hard to save the Fire crew and the Police God Bless you one and Sadie Wersterfer Verna Mae fe Nelson Kohlenberg fe family You Choose CD High Current Interest Front End Sales Market Taxdeferred of Withdrawal Call for more HOFFMANN AGENCIES 6257502 447 Seguin Serving New Braunfels for 30 years Benefits Trust A Statement Of Pacific Southwest Bank has a lot for which to be great dedicated involvement in a community which we respect and a very strong bottom We think our numbers speak just as loud as our Lik L Statement of Financial Condition March unaudited in thousands Assets Government Guaranteed Assets Investment Securities and Funds Cash and Due From Bank Premises and Other Total Assets Liabilities and Stockholders Equity OifieFEdrrowed Other 4 0 Total Stockholders Total Liabilities and Stockholders Statement of Operations For the Six Months Ended March unaudited in thousands Interest Income Interest Interest Other Operating Net Pacific Southwest Bank 16 Camp Seguin 1414 East Court Scguin 420 Parkway Pacific Southwest A Federal Savings Insured by the
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