Help must reach the people who need it. As a completely voluntary organization, we live this principle. Through unpaid work we achieve very low administrative costs, which allow us to use donations almost entirely for direct aid.
In addition, trust and transparency are so important to us that we independently set ourselves high standards and demands:
As a member of the German Donations Council we subject ourselves to voluntary self-regulation. This serves to achieve greater transparency and thus ensure increased security when donating. In addition, we are committed to transparency and openness as part of the Transparent Civil Society initiative.
Transparency and trust are high goods for us. That is why we support the Coalition against Corruption and voluntarily joined the Transparent Civil Society Initiative (ITZ) back in 2010.
The goal of the ITZ is to create the broadest possible alliance of action within civil society that agrees on the essential parameters for effective transparency. Signatories to the initiative commit to making ten precisely named, relevant pieces of information about their organization easily discoverable, available to the general public in a specified format.
- Association headquarters: Osnabrück
@fire - Internationaler Katastrophenschutz Deutschland e.V.
Brunings Kamp 8c
- Year founded: 2002
- Link to the statutes
- Information on goals and values
@fire is certified for the promotion of fire, disaster and civil protection by certificate of the tax office Osnabrück, StNr. 65÷270÷12199, dated February 17, 2011, recognized as a non-profit organization. The date of the valid notice is 23.06.2020.
Decisions are made by the Executive Board in consultation with the Association’s Internal Organization and Steering Committee (ViOLa), consisting of the heads of the regional teams and department heads. However, the Board of Management itself is responsible for decisions.
An overview of the board members can be found here.
Furthermore, @fire does not solicit members or donations with gifts, benefits or the promise or granting of other advantages.
Nor does @fire sell, rent or trade member or donor addresses, or offer or pay commissions for soliciting donations.