St. Florian is the guardian of the fire brigade and many professions that have to do with fire and water. Particularly in Tyrol, one often finds the popular saint in artistic or local depictions. Here too in the form of a dignified and lovingly restored fountain figure. According to legend, Florian died a martyr‘s death in the water for his Christian convictions: He was drowned. It was only in the 15th century that the tradition emerged that he had apparently saved a burning house through his prayer. It is in allusion to this that he has his status as
the patron of firemen and his attributes - a water tub and a burning house.