In 2005 The Mineola Junior Fire Department
made contact with a German Junior Fire Department. Through a simple email with the signing of each others Guestbooks, a close relationship was developed. On October 29, 2006 the FF-Stellingen-Hamburg Head Advisors, Michael Schuller and Firefighter Frank Steffen arrived in Mineola to observe and participate in the trainings of The Mineola Fire Department and Junior Fire Departments.
This is the first step of an actual cultural exchange. In the summer of 2007 the Stellingen-Hamburg Junior Fire Department will visit Mineola and in 2008 the Mineola Juniors will visit Germany.

This video is about their stay in Mineola.