With three Partner Country Days, INTERSCHUTZ also aims to promote international contacts and strengthen the sense of community in 2022. After the successful start of the Partner Country Days, the focus this year will be on France, Italy and the USA. High-ranking delegations are expected to attend. In addition, various actions are planned, and the three countries will also play an important role in conferences and forums.

Partner Country France, 21 June 2022

Around 75 exhibitors, significantly more even than at INTERSCHUTZ 2015, will present innovations from Germany's neighbouring country to visitors on around 3,200 square metres of exhibition space. France has extensive expertise in disaster management, as the country is regularly affected by forest fires, severe storms and massive snowfalls. The French industry, which develops and manufactures products and services for the civil security sector, has around 400 companies with about 16,000 employees. For many years now, Germany and France have been cooperating closely in civil security research under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The aim is not only to improve the security of the population in both countries, but also to contribute jointly to a high level of European security. Joint research work is to contribute to protection against terrorism, organised crime, natural disasters and major accidents. At INTERSCHUTZ, the French companies will be represented in Halls 13, 14, 15, 26 and 27. 33 of them will be appearing under the joint branding "Choose France" and "La French Fab". A Franco-German Municipal Day with high-ranking representatives from both countries is also planned.

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Partner Country Italy, 22 June 2022

A total of 100 Italian companies will be exhibiting on around 5,000 square metres, several of them on large joint stands. Italy is considered one of the countries with the highest risk of natural disasters. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, floods, storm surges and forest fires - these are the biggest challenges for emergency services. The country records an average of ten earthquakes per year alone. In response, Italy has developed over the years one of the world's most advanced emergency response systems, with more than 800,000 volunteers. They belong to a network of 57 National Associations, ranging from civil protection to medical care and firefighting. In addition, there are the elite units of the Italian Army, whose special corps - mountain hunters, sea rescue units, pioneer units - are often deployed in relief missions both at home and abroad. The strongly innovation-oriented Italian companies are also correspondingly diverse. Traditional companies are represented as well as promising start-ups.

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Partner Country USA, 23 June 2022

As in Germany, there are also volunteer fire brigades and professional fire brigades in the USA. The individual states are responsible for the fire service. In various regions, the task has also been transferred to private companies. The past two years have been marked - as everywhere - by the great challenges of fighting the pandemic. Around 50 companies from the United States are represented at INTERSCHUTZ. In addition, a diverse forum programme at the USA Partner Country Day will give an impression of the various facets of the fire service in the USA. To begin with, the focus will be on the state of the US fire service. The advances in equipment and technology over the past 30 years that have served the safety of firefighters pale in comparison to the technological advances and technology that will be available to firefighters in the next 30 years, says the preview of another programme item. Another session will report on extensive research by the US Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology into the needs of firefighters, emergency services and law enforcement.

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