"The manufacturers of fire fighting technology within the VDMA expressly welcome the postponement of Interschutz to 2022. For us, Interschutz is the most important international trade fair for the industry. And our expectation is that it will seamlessly follow on from the great success of 2015. We are certain that the conditions will be in place in 2022. Our highly innovative industry will have numerous exciting new products in its program by then. And the German and international visitors will make Interschutz 2022 the big live event of the year as we know it."
Dr. Scherer, VDMA Feuerwehrtechnik

German Fire Services Association

"I am looking forward to INTERSCHUTZ 2022 and the associated 29th German Firefighters' Day in Hanover with very special expectations. You don't get this spirit of exchanging ideas with firefighters from all over the world at any other trade fair. I hope that this atmosphere will be maintained despite the necessary restrictions!"
Karl-Heinz Banse, President German Fire Services Association

Rosenbauer International AG

"Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic still has a firm grip on all of us and does not yet allow a safe realization of trade shows and major events at the current time. The safety and health of the people is of course our highest priority as a system provider for firefighting and disaster protection. We support the postponement of INTERSCHUTZ until 2022, because we all want nothing more than INTERSCHUTZ as we know it: an unforgettable trade show experience and a meeting place for fire departments from all over the world, without compromising our customers, visitors and guests."
Dieter Siegel, CEO Rosenbauer International AG

German Fire Protection Association (GFPA)

"We are facing immense challenges due to the global corona pandemic. It is not yet clear when we will be over the worst. Therefore, the vfdb welcomes the decision to postpone INTERSCHUTZ until 2022. Our operational forces are and will remain extremely challenged in the coming months. As we know, INTERSCHUTZ is always a welcome opportunity for thousands of them to get information, exchange experiences and network. None of this would be possible at present in this tense situation. However, without the many visitors, including those from the non-commercial world, INTERSCHUTZ would not be what it has always been. Exhibitors also appreciate the personal contact with those who ultimately use their products and services. The industry needs this exchange between suppliers and users. I’m sure that INTERSCHUTZ will continue to gain in importance in the future. Because in addition to all the worries and hardships that the pandemic has brought us, one thing is clear: nothing works without networking and digitalization. When we meet at the major INTERSCHUTZ trade show in Hanover in 2022, we will benefit in many places at the same time from the numerous innovations that are being driven forward not least by the crisis. This applies to the entire huge range of products for firefighting, rescue and disaster control, which will only be presented at INTERSCHUTZ."
Dirk Aschenbrenner, President of German Fire Protection Association (GFPA) (Vereinigung zur Förderung des Deutschen Brandschutzes (vfdb))

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