Sabine Lackner will be the first President of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) in Germany. The Federal Cabinet made its decision yesterday. Lackner, the current Vice-President of THW, will take office on 1 July 2023 and succeed Gerd Friedsam, who is retiring. THW is a voluntary organisation with more than 85,000 volunteers and plays an important role in civil protection. Initially, she took over the management of foreign projects and international cooperation. This was followed by the management of the department for training and, from 2016, the office of the regional representative for the THW regional association Bremen/Lower Saxony. In 2020, she was appointed Vice-President. Hence, Lackner has extensive experience in THW and emphasises her openness to new developments.

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