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With the help of flood protection walls, city centres are quickly and efffectively protected.

Preparation is everything, because accidents and catastrophes can neither be predicted nor planned. Therefore, it is important to be well trained and ready any time. In hundreds of thousands of exercise hours per year the volunteers of THW get up to speed for an operation. Because everything has to run like clockwork then.

National Exercises

Inflatable satellite devices speed up the construction.

OpEx Bravo: Communication in a crisis

Water, nutrition, medical care – after large-scale disasters, people depend on the humanitarian help of the international community. However, efficient help can only be provided when the operational teams coordinate their measures. In the context of the exercise OpEx Bravo, this week international IT and telecommunication specialists (ITC) will exercise the development and repair of communication networks for volunteers at THW’s National School in Neuhausen.
One of the international teams (left: WFP, middle: Unicef, right: Radar Australia) building a satellite system.

OpEx Bravo: Communication in the Crisis Area

In crisis areas, efficient humanitarian aid can only be provided when the international intervention teams are well connected via appropriate communication technology. At THW‘s National Training School in Neuhausen, IT and telecommunication specialists of the United Nations’ (UN) World Food Programme (WFP), Unicef and other organisations will exercise the setting up and maintenance of communication networks for rescue personnel this week. To achieve this, they will be supported by the Vodafone Foundation and the Government of Luxembourg.

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International Exercises

With exercises such as EuLuxModEx 2014, the European disaster management organisations strengthen trans-national cooperation.

EuLuxModEx: Storms and flooding in Luxembourg

Heavy rainfall, flooding and storms – these were the challenges with which the participants in the international exercise “EuLuxModEx 2014” were confronted in Luxembourg's Echternach last weekend. More than 100 international volunteers from Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and Slovakia took part in the trans-national training.
From a swimming work platform, the THW volunteers retrieved a sunken boat.

Germans and Poles practising trans-national cooperation

Last weekend, THW volunteers set off for two German-Polish exercises. During a fictitious massive accident with several cars and lorries at the border post of Swiecko on the A 12, the volunteers found, among others, several persons who were trapped in a car wreck. On the other hand, about 130 THW experts were confronted with several different scenarios, when they took part in the large-scale exercise “WODA 2014”, together with the Polish fire brigade in Borne Sulinowo (Woiwodschaft West Pomerania).

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