Board of EFA reelected

The old board is the new board! The EFA President Albrecht Broemme and the 2 Vicepresidents Jordí Leandro Blanca, Tarragona/Spain and Magister Robert Stocker Vienna/Austria are reelected by the General Meeting of EFA on 13th of February.

Next EFA-Roundtable

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Next EFA-Roundtable

11./12 of December 2017

Vienna, Austria


Time:                  From Monday 13:00 hour
                           until Tuesday  12:30 hour

17 EFA Roundtable, Brussels 29/30.03.2017


Agenda 17 RT Fire-Brigade 4.0 Brussels 2017

Prof. René Hagen

 Fire Safety in the Domestic area! – Challenges in the next years

Prof. Dr. – Ing. Peer Rechenbach

 Fire-Brigade 4.0 ! How the Internet of the Things will influence the future work of the fire-brigades

Mag. Robert Stocker

 Warning and Information of the Population in Case of Crises and Disaster- Austrian Conception

Michael Zwingel, Frequentis AG

How electronic networking will change the way we manage disasters


16 EFA Roundtable, 20/21.02.2013

Protection and Security of the Citizen

flood control AQUARIWA 


Tomasz Plasota

 Protection and Security of the Citizen 

How Fire and Rescue Service Staff Manage Risk and Make Decisions at Emergency Incidents

Alan Penton

 The European Commission’s in-house science service JRC Ispra Präsentation

Dr. Stephan Lechner



Next EFA-Roundtable 30./31.3.2017 in Brussels

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30./31. of March 2017

in Brussels

The board has opted for two major subjects:

  1. Firebrigade 4.0
    We want to start a reflection, how digital evolution will affect our services in the next 20 years and how we can formulate in time our special requirements to influence the technological and legal process;
  2. Terrorist threat and firebrigades
    An exchange of lessons learned

A detailled program with speakers will follow in short time.

Mag. Robert Stocker (MBA) – new EΦA Vicepresident

In the General Assembly on 25.11.2016 in Berlin Mag. Robert Stocker MBA was elected Vicepresident of EΦA.

As  Head of the Department Operations, Crisis and Disaster Management of the Federal Ministery of The Interior Mag. Robert Stocker is speccially involved in all questions of European cooperation in the field. He succeed Markus von der Forst from the Frankfurt Firebrigade. The EΦA-President Mr. Albrecht Broemme thanked Markus von der Forst for his excellent service and welcomed Mag. Stocker in his new office in EΦA.




Selection and sizing of conductors supplying electrical equipment that must remain functional during a fire – study


Cables that are exposed to fire while being expected to retain their functionality and provide power to essential equipment at another location must be appropriately selected and sized to take account of the increased electrical resistance at elevated temperature.

Cables, including fire safety cables, are specified in terms that reflect their normal duty conditions; design parameters under fire conditions are rarely, if ever, specified. The objective of this study is to provide a clear methodology for designing fire safety circuits based on the derivation and application of correction factors and standard cable parameters.

The full story is available here.