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.
The main Subject of the Next:
11./12 of December 2017
Will be: Fire brigades & Robotic
Please save the Date.
11./12 of December 2017
Time: From Monday 13:00 hour
until Tuesday 12:30 hour
Please block in your agenda the dates of the next
30./31. of March 2017
The board has opted for two major subjects:
- 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;
- Terrorist threat and firebrigades
An exchange of lessons learned
A detailled program with speakers will follow in short time.
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.
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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.
Jordí Leandro Blanca – Markus von der Forst -Ortwin Neuschwander – Albrecht Broemme
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.
Protection and Security of the Citizen
LOCATION: EU-COMMISSION-JOINT RESEARCH CENTER, VIA ENRICO FERMI 2749.
DAY 1: Thursday 20 th of February 2013
12:00 CET Arrival of participants and registration
13:30 – 13:40 Opening speech, Albrecht Broemme, EФA President
13:40 – 14:00 Welcome speech Dr. Stephan Lechner, Director of the Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen
14:00 – 15.30 Visit of the European Crisis Management Laboratory Presentation of the activities and the actual projects in the field of disaster recovery and prevention
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Visit of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment
Presentation of the activities and projects on the assessment of buildings before/after earthquakes
DAY 2: Friday 21 of February 2013
09:00 – 9:45 How Fire and Rescue Service Staff Manage Risk and Make Decisions at Emergency Incidents Presentation of a report commissioned by Buckinghamshire, Kent, Hampshire, Merseyside and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Services and the British Fire Protection Association
presented by: Alan Peton
9:45 – 10:30 Tuis-ICE Desaster-respone System – Presentation of a recent major incident with lessons learnt
presented by: Jordí Leandro Blanca, Tarragona/Spain
10:30 – 11:00 The City of Frankfurt’s planning to scope a major electricity incident lasting more than one day – up date
presented by: Markus von der Forst, Frankfurt fire-brigade
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12:15 Flood-protection – best practice and lessons learnt during the great flood in Eastern and Northern Germany
presented by: Albrecht Broemme, THW
Presentation of a new and very flexible and efficient inundation protection system
presented by: Prof. Ries, Frankfurt fire-brigade
12:30 – 13:00 EФA Updates
Moderator: Albrecht Broemme