20 to 25 June 2022 in Hannover/Germany

As a learning unit, the fire department makes its contribution in terms of safety for people and as a civil society actor for peaceful coexistence - yesterday, today and in the future!

The rapid changes in technology and society are also affecting fire departments. Technical progress, digitalization, globalization, climate change, pandemics and migration events, but also the increasingly differentiated lifestyles of individuals have an impact on the system of helping hands of fire departments.

The 29th German Firefighters' Day will be held in the capital of Lower Saxony in cooperation with the state of Lower Saxony, the Lower Saxony Firefighters' Association, the city of Hanover and the Hanover Fire Department.

On June 21, fans young and old from the general public will be able to experience just how diverse and colorful the fire department is at Trammplatz/Neues Rathaus in the city center.

Further information on the event will be published at www.feuerwehrtag.de (german) .


Day of the fire department

Tuesday 21 June 2022 / 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. / Neues Rathaus, Trammplatz 2, Hannover Innenstadt

Everywhere in Hannover, the status as "World Fire Brigade Capital" is visible: at the "Fire Brigade Day" in the city center on the centrally located Trammplatz, the fire department will present itself in all facets - from fire protection education for the youngest with the VGH fire protection mobile to powerful aerial rescue vehicles of the fire department!

Symposium "Violence against emergency forces"

Friday, June 24, 2022 | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Convention Center Exhibition Grounds

Emergency and rescue forces in Germany are subjected to insults and even physical assaults practically every day. This is the result of several studies conducted in recent years. To raise public awareness of the issue, a symposium is being held at the Convention Center on the Hannover Exhibition Grounds. The event is part of the 29th German Firefighters' Day and the DFV program at the INTERSCHUTZ trade fair. Impulses and a panel discussion will focus on victims of (non-)verbal and physical violence. Representatives from the fire department, politics and the judiciary will jointly consider how to improve protection and support for those affected. Where do the causes of altercations lie? Why are assaults rarely punished in court? What consequences should training and leadership draw in order to keep the mission safe and attractive for human lives in the long term? The symposium is organized as part of the federal program "Cohesion through Participation" of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland. The event is free of charge. Information and registration (German)

Conference "Cohesion through participation": Together for understanding and against exclusion in the fire department

Friday, June 24 | 2 to 4 p.m.

Twelve projects of firefighters' associations are committed to democratic participation and extremism prevention in the fire department as part of the federal program "Cohesion through Participation" (ZdT). Their public meeting has several objectives: After the projects have presented themselves to the public at the DFV joint stand via the INTERSCHUTZ week so far, Lan Böhm, head of the directorate within the Federal Agency for Civic Education, will first present the ZdT federal program. Afterwards, the panel of the conference will answer relevant questions that were collected during the fair in the booth area "Tell your association". Finally, the Hamburg author Jennifer Teege will speak on the topic of everyday racism. Information and registration (German)

Joint exhibition stand

Mon - Fri, 20 - 25 June 2022 | Hall 27, booth D38

With a central communication point, the German Fire Brigades Association will be represented with its national and international partners at the INTERSCHUTZ exhibition center and present itself with a comprehensive, informative and ambitious presence. The motto "Safety.Life" unites as a message all the players who will present themselves together on an area of almost 750 square meters in Hall 27, Stand D 38 . Current topics will be discussed with an interested public on the "Plaza", the central communication area on the DFV stand. Actions and events are an integral part of the 29th German Firefighters' Day in the spirit of networking.

Partner of the DFV joint stand:
Deutscher Feuerwehrverband, Deutsche Jugendfeuerwehr, Landesfeuerwehrverbände, World Fire Federation CTIF, austrian Firefighters Association ÖBFV, french Firefighters Association FNSPF, DFV-Versandhaus, Stiftung Hilfe für Helfer (Foundation)

Vintage car and motorcycle parade

Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The big meeting of historic fire trucks together with the motorcycle riding firefighters "Red Knights" (International Firefighters Motorcycle Club). This is a great way to get an overview of fire department vehicle history. Many preserved models clearly show the love and care, as well as the historical understanding of their owners! The classic car and motorcycle parade goes from the fairgrounds through the city center and back to the fairgrounds.


  • 09.00 - 11.00 Motorcycle and classic car exhibition on the exhibition grounds (in front of halls 22 and 23)
  • 11.00 - approx. 12 a.m. Motorcycle and classic car parade towards the city center
  • 12.00 - 14.00 Motorcycle and classic car exhibition on Trammplatz/New Town Hall
  • 14.00 - approx. 15.00 hrs Motorcycle and classic car parade return to the exhibition center
  • 15.00 - 18.00 Motorcycle and classic car exhibition on the exhibition grounds (in front of halls 22 and 23)
  • Routing (German)