Luxembourg Rescue Services Agency (LUX ASS) has become the eight member of IHP. Luxembourg has through operational capacity and solid engagement demonstrated that they will bring critical value to the partnership.
The discussions between Luxembourg and IHP was initiated some years ago. At that time, there was a recognition that the parties had complementary assets and similar mandates but the collaboration did not gain momentum. In 2013, the parties reignited the talks and a formal introductory process was initiated to familiarize each other about organizational mandates, operational objectives, and working modes. Part of the process included jointly practicing emergency capacities within IT and Telecommunications during the TRIPLEX 2013 simulation exercise. DEMA, THW and OCHA has provided guidance and support throughout this process.
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