Our public relations department will be happy to answer any press inquiries you may have. We will be happy to provide you with information about our organization and operational activities.
In addition, we also provide experts on the topics of disaster relief, earthquakes, forest fires as well as forest fire fighting at any time and at short notice. We are available as competent and experienced interview partners for newspaper, television and radio.
Our contact persons are available 24 hours a day for this purpose.
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The non-profit aid organization @fire - Internationaler Katastrophenschutz Deutschland e. V. has been providing rapid emergency aid worldwide following devastating natural disasters since 2002.
Responders are specially trained in wildland firefighting (WFF) and search and rescue of buried victims after earthquakes (USAR). All of the more than 400 members are involved in national and international disaster relief on a voluntary and unpaid basis.
The civil protection organization was classified as the world’s first Light USAR Team by the United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) in 2021 and operates according to international standards.
Funding for operations, training, and equipment is primarily donor-funded.
In the field of rubble rescue (USAR), the search and rescue of buried victims, @fire provides a light USAR team in accordance with the guidelines of INSARAG, an organisation of the United Nations, in which the focus is particularly on locating buried victims in the rubble, rescuing them and providing them with medical care.
To this end, @fire has specialized equipment on hand, ranging from tracking devices to recovery equipment to medical equipment. Our helpers are specialists in searching for and rescuing buried victims as well as in emergency medical care. They are supported in the rescue work by specially trained search dogs, which provide valuable help with their fine noses.
@fire can deploy forest fire units of different sizes and orientations at short notice. From forest fire advisors to mobile fire-fighting teams that cut fire-fighting paths in impassable terrain, From units with all-terrain vehicles or for laying down advance and return fire to helicopter crews (“Helitack”), the association can flexibly to operational needs worldwideresond.
He works with methods that make it possible to fight vegetation fires with little or no water. In addition, he is involved in training fire brigades in vegetation firefighting and supports fo r estryas well as ecologists in renaturation through controlled burning, for example of heath areas.