The technical relief agency Technisches Hilfswerk in Emmendingen, Germany, is getting active support: A Dallmeier network Infrared Security Cameras is supplying important images of deployment sites, thus helping coordinate the activities of emergency response units even better and more effectively.
The Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) is a non-profit emergency response organisation called into action in the event of disasters or accidents. The local chapter of Emmendingen was founded in 1965 and can look back on many years full of action. With more than 70 active helpers and 30 reservists as well as a 30-head youth group the Emmendingen chapter is the largest THW location in the region of South Baden.
The special section “Guidance and Communication” is responsible for directing approximately 100 to 1,000 helpers in deployment situations. These operations can be ad hoc or scheduled. For example, one of the regularly recurring fields of activity is the annual Southside Festival in Neuhausen ob Eck, with approximately 50,000 visitors. There the local chapter of Emmendingen assists the humanitarian organisation “Johanniter Unfallhilfe” with equipment, technical support and personnel. One of the tasks they deal with here is establishing lines of communication for the approximately 300 paramedical helpers and physicians who are coordinated through a mobile command centre set up by the THW.