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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

Participants from ten nations are taking part in the staff exercise in Croatia.

EU-exercise in Croatia

Training in cooperation with international partners is indispensable for THW. Only by working together at an international level, the national unites can prepare for interactions in the event of a disaster. Today, on Wednesday, is the last day of THW’s training with partners from ten member states near the Croatian city of Split.
The SEEWA-experts discuss the appropriate location for the installation of the drinking water treatment unit.

For the first time, SEEWA exercised abroad

Premiere for THW’s Rapid Deployment Unit Water and Sanitation Abroad (SEEWA): at the beginning of June, the SEEWA-module “Middle” exercised an emergency case, together with an international unit. It was the first time that SEEWA took part in an exercise abroad. The exercise partner in Ranst, Belgium, was a team of the civil protection unit B-FAST (Belgian First Aid und Support Team).

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