2015 was an eventful year for many of us. Several smaller missions had to be dealt with, such as missions at the refugee assistance at Munich Central Station and in support of the Ministry of the Interior.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania or the very labour-intensive organisation of our specialist symposium “Wipfelfeuer” as well as participation in the leading trade fair “Interschutz” in Hanover. However, the main focus of the mission was certainly the severe earthquake in Nepal, which challenged our organisation almost exactly five years after the severe earthquake in Haiti.
@fire, as a 100% volunteer organisation, not only has to manage operations and events, but also preparatory training, which is much more time-consuming - and occasionally costly,
Participation in preliminary meetings and working groups at national and international level, as well as networking with our partners in emergency humanitarian aid.
The fact that we are not just “stumbling behind” our tasks in many areas but are setting trends and breaking new ground is demonstrated, for example, by our training events on vegetation firefighting for municipal fire brigades or by the fact that @fire is actively involved in the further development of international concepts in the committees of the United Nations.
All this is only possible because we have a core of extremely capable and motivated members - but also donors who support our development work.