INTERSCHUTZ USA is committed to becoming the most comprehensive show in the United States by providing the world’s best in training, equipment and technology to firefighters, fire rescue personnel and EMS personnel.
The 2021 edition of the show, taking place in Philadelphia, PA from 13 to 16 October, will feature three full days of exhibits featuring fire service manufacturers, providers and resources from the US and a nod to the products and manufacturers from around the world who aren’t able to exhibit in the US at the time. INTERSCHUTZ USA 2021 will include three days of comprehensive conference sessions, product demonstrations and networking opportunities available to all attendees.
All training opportunities are vetted by INTERSCHUTZ USA’s Conference Advisory Board, whose members represent 12 US states and four countries. Conference sessions will be organized into content tracks, including Health & Wellness, Diversity & Inclusion, EMS, Technology, Recruitment & Retention, Incident Management and Leadership.
As Show Manager Rachel Lesczynski states: ‘INTERSCHUTZ USA’s value proposition is to bring the global fire service perspective to the US. It is vital that we engage fire service leadership from around the world, not only to identify topics and needs but also to secure appropriate instructors. The levels of interest in taking part in this new event have been overwhelming; I cannot thank the Conference Advisory Board, Philadelphia Commissioner Adam Thiel and the global INTERSCHUTZ family enough for their support.’
International perspectives and EMS
Unlike most US-based fire rescue events, INTERSCHUTZ USA will provide expertise and perspectives from around the world on common fire service topics. The show aims to provide the opportunity for broader views and conversations among a global fire service united in protecting its citizenry.
Similarly, INTERSCHUTZ USA 2021 will offer both dedicated EMS/Rescue and EMS education tracks. Too many US fire rescue events fail to address this in their curriculum, even though an incredibly high percentage of fire service responses are EMS.
Building on a strong history
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the first American volunteer fire company under Ben Franklin was founded, provides the perfect home for INTERSCHUTZ USA. Once this history was factored into the city’s other world-class features – the NFL’s Eagles, the NHL’s Flyers, phenomenal shopping and more – and the support the Philadelphia fire community offered, the choice was easy. Adam Thiel, Fire Commissioner of the Philadelphia Fire Department speaks to this: ‘Since 1736, the Philadelphia Fire Department has been dedicated to safety, innovation and best practices, and we look forward to INTERSCHUTZ USA and all it has to offer in October 2021.’
The leading brand in fire and rescue
INTERSCHUTZ USA is the most recent addition to the INTERSCHUTZ Worldwide portfolio, which includes AFAC (Australia), CEFE (China) and REAS (Italy). Audiences around the world have enjoyed the unique emotional experience, personal encounters and feeling of common purpose provided by INTERSCHUTZ (Germany), the world’s largest trade show for fire and rescue services for over 50 years. Taking place every five years in Hannover, Germany, INTERSCHUTZ attracts a unique mix of commercial and non-commercial exhibitors. Companies unveil their latest innovations at the show, while fire and rescue service professionals show the latest in equipment and systems in action on an outdoor demonstration ground.
For more information, go to www.interschutzusa.com