SCHNELLKOMMANDO:  Germany.  World War II.  A quick response motorized firefighting team composed (in Hamburg) of one reserve policeman and four members of the Hitlerjugend with a vehicle and trailer.  Schnellkommandos were intended to intervene rapidly in the early stages of a fire caused by an incendiary bomb. 

Sources: Middlebook, Martin, The Battle of Hamburg: Allied Bomber Forces Against a German City in 1943, London, United Kingdom, Cassell & Co., 2000.

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