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ASB’s FAST team successfully demonstrated its abilities during the certification process. FAST now belongs to Europe’s first NGOs who were classified by the WHO. Therefore, FAST teams can be part of WHO coordinated operations during future disaster situations.

„Your experience is impressive”

„We have seen that the team fulfills our high standards and we say congratulations”, says Dr. Ian Norton who leads the EMT classification process. On 13th and 14th of July, the expert and six of his WHO co-workers reviewed the standards and processes of the ASB-FAST in Frankfurt on the Main and Darmstadt. Norton emphasized the drinking water purification capacities of the team. “Your expertise is impressive and I am looking forward to your contributions in our cooperation.”

Federal executive board member Ludwig Frölich thanked the WHO team as well as the tested FAST group. “The WHO classification is very important for us because we promote high standards in disaster relief”, says Frölich who is volunteering in the FAST himself. “We are very happy and proud to work under WHO’s lead in the future.”

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