The increase in natural disasters has already noticeably changed the daily lives of many aid and rescue workers. In addition, there was the Corona pandemic and the humanitarian emergencies caused by political conflicts – most recently as a result of the Russian war on Ukraine.
Given the current challenges, the topics of INTERSCHUTZ are more relevant than ever before. 1,000 companies from 50 countries as well as the participating associations and organizations will present the solutions for the challenges of our time. This makes it all the more important for them all to meet and exchange ideas at INTERSCHUTZ in Hanover in June, to maintain and expand important networks and to establish new ones.
Dr. Dieter Siegel, CEO Rosenbauer International AG: ‘Social and technological change, as well as tackling the effects of climate change, pose major challenges for fire departments worldwide. Against this background, the exchange with customers and partners is particularly important. We look forward to presenting our contributions at Interschutz on how the tasks of emergency services can be managed more efficiently and the resilience of society strengthened.’
Boris Pistorius, Lower Saxony Minister of the Interior and Sport: ‘In view of the attack on Ukraine, the world is facing a completely new security situation. This not only has consequences for foreign policy and external defence but is just as much a central challenge for internal security in Europe. In this context, it is of crucial importance, especially now, that industry, science, decision-makers, executives as well as emergency forces and users of fire departments, rescue services and civil protection meet at the world’s leading trade fair INTERSCHUTZ 2022 in Hanover. Especially now, it is important to develop answers to these challenges together with our international and European partners. That’s why we need the innovative power of INTERSCHUTZ 2022.’
Karl-Heinz Banse, President of the German Fire Service Association: ‘The professional exchange on topics such as population protection and disaster management and also the technical advancement, for example in digitalization, are more important than ever in these times considering the war in Ukraine. INTERSCHUTZ, with its internationality, offers exactly the right framework for cross-border networking, not only in these areas!’
Dirk Aschenbrenner, President of the Association for the Promotion of German Fire Protection (vfdb): ‘We are impatiently counting the days until INTERSCHUTZ and are looking forward to the major industry get-together where manufacturers, developers and users come together. To inform and to network. Current events show that technology, equipment and training must once again come into sharper focus. That’s why the trade fair comes at just the right time to get to know innovative products and to take a look at the possibilities of the future, which we need to make even safer together. As an international showcase, INTERSCHUTZ offers a vast number of possible solutions and ideas for population protection and civil hazard prevention.
Leif Brünslow, Marketing Firefighters and Authorities, Dräger: ‘We are very much looking forward to INTERSCHUTZ and the direct exchange with our customers on site about our new products, innovations and solutions.’
Dieter Rohrberg, Fire Chief, Hanover, Germany: ‘We have an unprecedented need for a professional exchange between the various authorities and organizations involved in emergency response. INTERSCHUTZ offers an excellent platform for this.’
Highlights of INTERSCHUTZ 2022:
Digitalization: The main theme of INTERSCHUTZ 2022 is ‘Teams, Tactics, Technology – Connected for Protection and Rescue’. The topic of digitalization is visible in many places at the event; in Hall 16 in particular, companies and research institutions will be showing solutions for the digital networking of systems and actors*.
Firefighting technology: 200 companies from the firefighting technology sector will be showing their innovations. First and foremost is the industry leader Rosenbauer, which will demonstrate the world’s first fully electric turntable ladder at INTERSCHUTZ. The Berlin Fire Department will report live on its experiences with the first electric firefighting and rescue vehicle, the eLHF.
Civil protection is the focus of the trade show. In addition to the range of services offered by civil protection, exhibitors will also show equipment and technical aids such as emergency shelters and tents, mobile hospitals or equipment for flood and water protection. Cross-border cooperation in civil protection and extreme weather situations will also be the focus of the CP Symposium, which will be held at INTERSCHUTZ on 21 and 22 June 2021.
Virtual disaster scenarios: For the first time, a combination of real and virtual displays will allow visitors to literally experience different scenarios up close. These can include everyday accidents as well as current or conceivable disasters and crises. With the help of modern media technology, participants are integrated into the presentation.
In the ‘Smart Public Safety Hub’ various companies connect and demonstrate joint interdisciplinary application scenarios – such as the use of drones for situation assessment or the digital description and analysis of deployment sites on a 2/3/4-dimensional scale.
German Fire Service Day: Parallel to INTERSCHUTZ, the DFV is organizing the 29th German Fire Service Day, which will attract many more firefighting fans to Hannover. The event’s motto is ‘Safety.Security.Life’.
Competitions and live training courses: The ‘S-Gard-Safetytour’, the ‘Holmatro Rescue Challenge’ and also the ‘Firefit Championships Europe’ will provide even more action and excitement during the show.