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. Lackner has extensive experience in THW and emphasises her openness to new developments. Further information can be found on the website