German Flood Service Medal
|German Flood Service Medal 2002|
German Armed Forces Flood Service Medal 2002
|Awarded by Federal Ministries of the Interior and Defense|
|Eligibility||Members of the Bundeswehr, Bundesgrenzschutz, Technisches Hilfswerk, and civilians.|
|Awarded for||At least one day of service in relief work during the 2002 German Flood|
|Established||20 September 2002|
Ribbon bar of the medal
The decoration was awarded to all German military members, foreign armed service members, civilian rescue forces and civilians, who had collaborated with the flood disaster relief efforts in Germany in the summer of 2002. It was approved for wear by the Minister of Defence, but was created by the Ministry of the Interior. The medal is awarded in the same class to all German soldiers regardless of rank. It is the only type of its kind in the German awards system. Some German federal states have created their own flood medals for its citizens, but The German Flood Service Medal 2002 is the only federally created flood decoration in Germany.
The medal is round, on its center is displayed the German eagle with a flood wave and a half sunk house, the reverse side is plain with the words "Gratitude and Recognition" (German: Dank und Anerkennung).
The ribbon has two black stripes on the edges, with two red stripes beside it, with two gold stripes on the in side of the red stripes and in the center is a blue stripe. The ribbon bar has the medal clasp attached to it.
- "Gemeinsamer Erlass des Bundesministers des Innern und des Bundesministers der Verteidigung über die Stiftung der Einsatzmedaille "Fluthilfe 2002"" (in German). Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz. Retrieved 6 November 2016.