English Information

You have reached the online presentation of THW's local section in Nordenham / Northern Germany.

THW (Technisches Hilfswerk) is the Governmental disaster relief organization of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its statutory tasks include the provision of technical assistance in Germany and humanitarian aid abroad.

Today, more than 40,000 volunteer technicians, engineers and specialists in other fields, as well as roughly 850 full-time employees, work for the federal THW organisation. Together, they form the foundation of the qualified technical assistance provided at home and abroad.

The THW has 6,000 vehicles of various types at its disposal. The diversity of its units reflect THW's range of operations. For example, there are Technical Groups on the local level which focus on recovery, clearing,electricity supply, water damage/ pumps, management/ communication,bridge-building, infrastructure, water hazards, location, logistics, drinkingwater supply and oil damage and last but not least the special unit SEEBA.


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