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Second Basic Training with Jordanian volunteers, covering theory and practical skills.

Second Basic Training for volunteers in Jordan

September 19 saw the successful conclusion of the second two-week Basic Training ever to be held in Jordan for volunteer civil protection operatives. This training course was part of the ongoing fruitful cooperation between the THW and Jordanian Civil Defense (JCD), which is being funded by the German Foreign Office.
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During the Basic Training, the future volunteer civil protection operatives learned the basic techniques they will need.

Twelfth Basic Training in Tunisia completed

Lighting up operational areas, shifting loads, or working with cutters and splayers: all of these skills were being practiced in the twelfth Basic Training course in Tunisia, which came to an end last week. At the same time there was a Team Management Course (TMC) taking place on the issue of flooding.
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.
How can I ensure interesting training for volunteers? This was one of the questions forming the focus of a two-week workshop for Jordanian civil protection operatives, hosted by the Wesel THW local section

World Humanitarian Day: THW in Action Internationally

"The THW helps countries to avoid or better cope with humanitarian disasters by preparing well for the dangers", says THW President Albrecht Broemme in the run-up to World Humanitarian Day on Saturday, 19th of August. The THW is in action in many parts of the world working to ensure reliable protection for the population. Full-time and volunteer THW operatives are currently active in Tunisia, northern Iraq, Jordan, the Western Balkans and in Turkey. They also contribute to EU activities.
For more over a decade the THW cooperates with the WFP.

Worldwide networks of disaster relief assistance

After flooding, earthquakes or other disasters, rapid and specific assistance is vital. This is why the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working together with the THW and other German organisations as part of a Cluster Approach to providing relief.
The concrete and safe handling of ladders is part of the training in Tunisia.

Export hit honorary office: start of third training course in Tunisia

Since this week, more than 50 Tunisian volunteers have expressed their delight in honorary office commitment during the third training unit in Ben Arous near Tunis. Until the beginning of November, with the support of THW-staff, the volunteers will undergo THW’s basic training, aligned to local circumstances. At the launch on Monday, the German ambassador to Tunisia visited the project.
Flagge der Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk

Export hit “honorary office”: THW-training for Tunisian disaster management

“Good and solid training is the basis for competent help in an emergency case. Therefore, we gladly pass on our THW-standards”, said THW’s President, Mr Albrecht Broemme, in Bonn. That was the starting signal for the first of three basic trainings provided in Germany to Tunisian volunteers. The training will start on Sunday in the local section of Sinzig. On behalf of the Foreign Office, THW supports with this training the development of honorary structures in Tunisia.
Together with THW’s President, Mr Albrecht Broemme, Mr Chokri Ben Jannet, Director General of Tunisian civil protection, is examining the handed over vehicles.

Export hit honorary office: THW supports Tunisian civil protection

“Vehicles, tools and a good training are the cornerstones of efficient support in emergency cases“, said THW-President, Mr Albrecht Broemme yesterday in Tunis on the occasion of the handing over of 18 THW-vehicles to Tunisian civil protection. The handing over took place in the presence of THW’s Federal spokesman, Mr Frank Schulze on the Tunisian day of the honorary office. On behalf of the Foreign Office, THW is supporting Tunisia in developing honorary structures in civil protection.
The 23 male and female volunteers only needed eleven hours to build the bridge.

THW-Bridge connects Urban District with the outside World

In Niederwinden in Baden-Württemberg THW reestablished last weekend access for lorries to the urban district of Schwangen. The THW-bridge serves as a temporary solution whilst the old bridge is being replaced.
The training to become a loading crane driver was part of the BlueTech 2010.

BlueTech: Training Weekend in the Pfalz

Blasting, power supply, pumping out of water – the list of THW’s mission options is long. At the BlueTech 2010, a training weekend of the regional office of Baden-Württemberg, last weekend about 360 volunteers were trained in these and other THW competences on the drill ground of the German Armed Forces, which is situated in Reffenthal near Speyer.
Engaging in voluntary work can increase a young person’s chance of obtaining a training place.

A Training Place thanks to voluntary Work

Engaging in voluntary work can increase a young person’s chance of obtaining an apprenticeship or training place. This was one of the conclusions of a report by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn. For the survey, some 2,600 school-leavers from two of the three types of German secondary education (Hauptschule and Realschule) were interviewed. The answers showed that if young people were already active as school pupils in their local branch of the voluntary fire brigade, THW or a rescue service, they found a training place more quickly than others did.

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