|The Firefighter Convention is the central dialogue hub for fire departments all over Germany
Hannover is to host the 29th German Firefighting Convention, which is run at the turn of each decade, in 2020.
The venue selection was made by the German Fire Services Association (DFV) at the 28th German Firefighting Convention, which was staged in parallel with the INTERSCHUTZ trade fair from 7 to 13 June this year in Leipzig. The decision means that INTERSCHUTZ 2020 will also be held in Hannover, as the fair is traditionally located at the same venue as the convention whenever the two coincide. INTERSCHUTZ will also be staged in Hannover in 2015 and 2025.
Held every five years, INTERSCHUTZ, the international trade fair for rescue services, fire prevention, disaster relief, safety and security, regularly attracts more than 100,000 trade visitors. The parallel staging with the German Firefighting Convention is a further plus, as Kühne explains: "INTERSCHUTZ and the German Firefighting Convention are a winning combination, especially for our exhibitors and visitors. Together, they transform Hannover into a major information sharing and knowledge networking center for the fire services and all allied industries."
The German Firefighting Convention, which is the central dialogue hub for fire departments all over Germany, comprises numerous events dedicated to young people, civic involvement and Central European cooperation. It is also a lobbying forum designed to secure a strong position for fire service interests in the minds of government policymakers and the general public.