At the “Base of Operations”-fair organised by the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk) on 25.10.2019, more than 50 manufacturers presented their latest products for ad hoc accommodation of emergency forces and material at home and abroad. Merle Medick participated for the WAKE project.
At the fair she informed herself about developments in the shelter (accommodation), WASH (water – sanitation – hygiene) and electrical infrastructure sectors. Evaluation teams, consisting of THW-employees with experience abroad, informed themselves as well and tested the presented products for their applicability and functions for domestic and foreign missions.
The trade fair also offered an opportunity for a relaxed exchange between emergency services and manufacturers to discuss needs and requirements for future developments and purchases.
It became apparent that the experiences of 2015/2016 have had an impact on the current strategic orientation of THW with regard to its technical-logistical set-up and are still partly reflected in the needs and requirements today.
The fair was co-financed by the European Union.
Two types of tents presented at the BoO-fair
Base of Operations –preparations for the fair
Merle Medick of Project WAKE at the BoO-fair