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Volunteers prepare for a pumping exercise.

Every day, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief is active in Germany and across the world. Altogether, the voluntary experts commit more than one million hours per year to civil protection. On the following pages, you can find information about the activities of THW.

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The THW in a multi-national, fictional flooding control scenario.

International High Capacity Pumping exercise

In the Bavarian district of Passau, Germany, the THW hosted an exercise with heavy-duty pumps which started on September 24. It continued until September 27 and involved about 60 civil protection operatives from the countries of the Western Balkans, Turkey and Tunisia as well as THW High Capacity Pumping (HCP) units from Germany.
For two weeks the future volunteers practiced the basic skills and knowledge necessary to carry out missions.

Volunteerism as an export success

Voluntary and paid full-time operatives working together side by side: last weekend saw the successful conclusion of the eleventh Basic Training for civil protection volunteers in Tunisia. The two-week course was carried out with assistance from the THW and provided 45 trainee volunteers with the key skills they need for their future operations.
The exercise took place in difficult conditions, which made smooth consultation among the participants even more important.

Successful UN Exercise in THW National Training Center

Neuhausen. It was one of the largest international disaster relief exercises: from October 15 to 21, the first joint exercise was held for international expert teams from the Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications clusters of the UN World Food Programme. The LRT/OpEx Bravo exercise was hosted by the THW on the site of its National Training Center in Neuhausen.

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Missions

Missions

As a partner in civil protection in Germany, THW assists people after catastrophes and accidents. The Federal Agency performs its legal mission not only in Germany but also during operations across the world in more than 100 countries now.

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Exercises

Hochwasserübung in Köln - zwei THW-Helfer bauen einen Schutzdamm auf.

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.

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Events

"THW Day" in Chemnitz 2009 - one of the biggest events in THW history.

Activities across Germany, project events, information forums or trade fairs – here you can find current reports about events concerning the participation of THW in Germany and across the world.

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News

The women from THW-local branch Bremen.

Current results of co-operations with new partners, research projects, ground-breaking agreements and much more. Here you learn what moves the world of THW.

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