SAVE THE DATE – next EFA-Roundtable 11./12.of July 2019 in Niš/Serbia

The next EFA-Roundtable will happen

11./12. of July 2019
in Niš/Serbia

actual proposal of topics:
– how to make visibility possible in rooms filled with smoke
– 4.0 – what does it means for firebrigades, rescue services and disaster management
– EUWarn by KatWarn Crisis-management-system (presentation)
– Quick Alerting in a large building complex, presented at the example of an University
Planning Disaster Response and how to use the International or European Standards
– feel free to propose other subjects of common interest

We choosed Niš as location for our 21th EFA-Roundtable speccially to attract the interest of the fire brigades and civil protection institutions of South-East Europe to the plattform of the European Fire Academy and to establish closer links between South-East Europe and the firebrigades of Western and Central Europe.

Niš is the third-largest city of Serbia and one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and even in Europe. From ancient times it has been considered a gateway between the East and the West. It is also the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor, as well as Constantius III and Justin I. It had a very changeful history: Romans, Byzantins, Bulgars, Serbs, Ottomans rouled here and since 1878 it belongs to Serbia again.

Niš is one of the most important industrial centers in Serbia, especially in the electronics, mechanical engineering, textile, and tobacco industries.

Niš Constantine the Great Airport is its international airport. There are some direct flights from Berlin, Vienna and other European cities. Transportation can also be organized from the airports of Sofia (125 km) or Belgrad (250 km).

Landscape fires

This dry summer led to many landscape fires in different regions of Europe. Therefore we want to attrack your attention to the presentation of the last EFA-Round-table on 4 of June 18 held by

Prof. Dr. Johann Georg Goldammer
Director, Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
Fire Ecology Research Group
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
c/o Freiburg University / United Nations University (UNU)
Georges-Koehler-Allee 75
D – 79110 Freiburg
Tel:    +49-761-808011
Fax:    +49-761-808012


Next EFA-Round-table 18./19.10. in Tarragona

The next EΦA-Round-table will happen

18./19. of October 2018
in Tarragona/Spain

We will meet there on the invitation of our Vice-President Jordí Leandro Blanca who is responsible for the fire brigade and security of a big petrochemical complex in Tarragona.

We have already some proposals of subjects of discussion
* hazardous substances/high-risk material and firefighting
* critical infrastructure
* outlook to the EU disaster control exercise PACE and LüKEX
* How to integrate and mobilize the skills of the population in averting damages in disasters (example KAT-retter)
If you have proposals, please inform us.

Please save the date!

19 EFA Roundtable


The main Subject of the Next: 

19th EΦA-Round-table

Monday/Tuesday 4./5. of June 2018

Brussels, Belgian

How to deal with major Disasters – What should be the best European response?


Register Deadline will be 25. of May

If you can not attend the Roundtable please inform your Colleagues who maybe interested in the Subject.
Mr. Broemme and the EFA-team will be glad to see you again in Brussels.


Please click here to see the Agenda


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.