INTERSCHUTZ USA is committed to becoming the most comprehensive show in the United States by providing the world’s best in training, equipment & technology to firefighters, fire rescue personnel and EMS personnel.
No one needs reminding that 2020 is an unprecedented year. While the launch of INTERSCHUTZ USA has been postponed to 2021, the INTERSCHUTZ USA Digital Shift begins this month! The Digital Shift is a year-round webinar series, expected to take place bi-monthly. Each session will be presented by INTERSCHUTZ USA speakers and Conference Advisory Board Members, and will highlight content that has been evaluated for the 2021 event, fostering dialogue and training around topical issues and real-life best practices.
All Digital Shift webinars will be free with advance signup. To learn more and participate, visit https://interschutzusa.com/webinars/
Save the date for 2021
The 2021 edition of the show, taking place in Philadelphia, PA from October 13 – 16, will feature all that the 2020 edition promised and more, with three full days of exhibits featuring fire service manufacturers, providers and resources from the U.S. and around the world. INTERSCHUTZ USA 2021 will include Hands-On Training opportunities, pre-conference training intensives, 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 U.S. states and four countries. Conference sessions will be organized into content tracks, including Health & Wellness, an Instructor Track powered by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI), 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 U.S. 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 U.S.-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 clinical EMS education tracks. Too many U.S. fire rescue events fail to address this in their curriculum, even though an incredibly high percentage of fire service responses are EMS. INTERSCHUTZ USA changes that paradigm.
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