Federal Agency for Technical Relief – THW (Germany)

Germany

Water Purification Module and NRBQ detection, with 17 staff.

 

THW is a governmental non-profit organization (GO) belonging to the German Federal Ministry of the Interior. Established as the German governmental disaster relief organization in 1950, its tasks are defined by federal law and include technical relief and assistance in a large number of emergencies, within Germany and abroad. 99 per cent of the around 80.000 THW-members work on a voluntary basis in 668 local volunteer sections (branches) across Germany. Only one per cent of the THW-members are employed at THW’s headquarters in Bonn, in the 8 federal offices, 66 regional offices, the 2 schools or the 2 logistics centers.

Equipped with modern equipment and well trained relief-workers, THW assists at local, regional, national and international level. Search and rescue, flood protection, electricity supply, technical support of infrastructure, drinking water supply, command and communication, and logistics support are some of THW’s operational capacities.

A close cooperation on bilateral level as well as in the framework of the United Nations and the European Union are essential for THW’s daily work. Since the beginning of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, THW plays an active role in the implementation of the Mechanism. A number of experts and modules are registered in the so called voluntary pool in Brussels and are available for operations abroad.

Location

Contacts

Phone
+49 228 940 1606

Contacts

Phone
+49 228 940 1606

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