Hannover, Germany. On 19 and 20 June 2021, the FireFit European Championships will be staged during the INTERSCHUTZ Community Days at the Hannover Exhibition Center, as an event being co-organized by Deutsche Messe, the Hannover Company Sports Association and the functional shoe manufacturer HAIX. Enjoying ever-increasing popularity, firefighting sports events like the FireFit Championships competitions have been taking place in Germany and Europe for a number of years.

On four qualification days running from 14 to 17 June, male and female athletes will have the opportunity to qualify for the finals of the FireFit European Championships taking place on 19 and 20 June.

Following the Corona-induced cancellation of what was originally planned as an indoor event in December 2020, the summer event now offers international athletes an opportunity for direct, face-to-face competition.

In addition to the competitions, there will be an outdoor exhibition area featuring trends, products and solutions from the areas of emergency vehicles and personal protective equipment (PPE).

"The Hannover Exhibition Center meets all the criteria for a safe event, making this the ideal venue," remarks Martin Folkerts, INTERSCHUTZ Project Director at Deutsche Messe. "Following the rescheduling of INTERSCHUTZ to June 2022, we are delighted to be able to offer the industry a meeting place as early as this year in the form of the INTERSCHUTZ Community Days, and to be able to provide an opportunity for companies to showcase their innovations."

Both on site and via a live stream, fans of firefighting sports as well as fire brigade enthusiasts can follow the competition and learn about the latest trends being featured by participating exhibitors.


INTERSCHUTZ – the world’s leading trade fair for fire brigades, rescue services, civil protection and safety/security – will next take place from 20 to 25 June 2022, in Hannover, Germany. The event covers the entire array of state-of-the-art gear and services needing for firefighting, fire protection, rescue work, civil protection, telecommunications and control centers as well as personal protective equipment. The next INTERSCHUTZ is dedicated to the lead theme "Teams, Tactics, Technology – Connecting Protection and Rescue".


Based in Mainburg, Germany, HAIX® is a specialist in functional footwear, with a worldwide reputation as a safe brand. Wherever people need high-performance footwear that won’t let them down, HAIX® is the first choice – in Europe, North America and Asia.

At its main office in Mainburg, Germany, HAIX® maintains dedicated departments for research and development as well as design and marketing. At its high-tech research and testing lab, HAIX® engineers develop new functions and set new trends and standards for work safety footwear. For the production of its high-quality functional boots, HAIX® operates plants in Germany and Croatia, numbering among the world’s most state-of-the-art shoe manufacturing facilities.

Employing approximately 1,700 people worldwide, the HAIX® Group maintains a sales office in Lexington, Kentucky (USA). In 2019, the company produced more than 1.4 million pairs of shoes and generated sales of 147 million euros. For more information, visit www.haix.com

FireFit Europe and Betriebssportverband Hannover e.V.:

Founded in 1953, BSV Hannover is dedicated to the promotion of company sports communities. BSV Hannover is managed and supervised by a volunteer board. The association acts independently and sponsorships are secured exclusively by its members. Currently, some 1,600 members are active in a range of different sports. Among the association’s 30 different divisions is Firefighter Sports, which, together with HAIX®, plays a key role in organizing the FireFit events.

The transfer of the naming rights for the FireFit Championships Europe to BSV Hannover opens up the possibility to offer its athletes uniform and comparable sporting events in Germany and Europe. For further information, visit www.firefit-europe.de

Your INTERSCHUTZ®contact for further information

Peter Streckewald
Tel.: +49 511 89-31404
E-mail: Peter.Streckewald@messe.de

Your HAIX® contact for further information

Julia Simon
Corporate Communications – FIRE Sement
Tel.: +49 8751 8625266
E-mail: j.simon@haix.de

Your contact for further information at BSV Hannover e.V.

Vanessa May
Press & Public Relations
Tel.: +49 160 –95102314
E-mail: vanessa.may@firefit-interschutz.de