Next EFA-Round Table


Dear Fellows


Please safe the Date. 

The next EFA-Round-Table will happen on


    4./5. of June 2018 in Brussels
 In the rooms of the Belgian Ministery of Interior.

One of the main subjects of discussion will be  How to deal with major Disasters – What should be the best European response„.

The exact Program will follow next month. 


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

Please save the Date.


Next EFA-Roundtable

11./12 of December 2017

Vienna, Austria


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

Next EFA-Roundtable 30./31.3.2017 in Brussels

Please block in your agenda the dates of the next


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.

New board of EФA invites to 17th Roundtable in Brussels – call for lectures


The next EFA-Roundtable will be held in Brussels (save the date: from 30th till 31st of October 2014). The 17th Roundtable will offer best opportunities to invite high officials of the EU and relevant DG’s as well to participate within the different sessions planned. Members, fellows and partners of EFA are requested to contribute with lectures and presentations. The new board of EFA will accept and appreciate early incitations and proposals for topics presented to organise high qualified sessions and panels.

neues efa-prsidium

Jordí Leandro Blanca – Markus von der Forst -Ortwin Neuschwander – Albrecht Broemme

Otto Neuschwandter appointed to the Honorary President of EФA


The present members of the General Assembly honored Mr. Ortwin Neuschwander, founding President of EFA and long-time Vice-President , for his activities and remarkable engagement within EFA. In recognition of his great services and initiatives to develop EFA towards one of the leading  European NPO’s in civil services, he was appointed to the Honorary President of EFA.

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Ortwin Neuschwander

The General Assembly of EFA appointed two new Vice-Presidents


Within the 16th EFA Round Table in Ispra, Italy, two new vice-presidents have been elected by the General Assembly:
Jordí Leandro Blanca, Chief Officer of the BASF-Spain SA’s Fire Department and Site Security, Tarragona/Spain, who will also head the working group of Fire Safety Issues
and Markus von der Forst, Frankfurt Fire Service, Head of the Department intervention, Frankfurt/German, who will be head of the working group of Disaster-Management

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left: Jordí Leandro Blanca           right: Markus von der Forst