Preparations begin for world’s largest fire exhibition

Published:  27 November, 2013

The five-yearly Interschutz exhibition will take place 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany.

Over 125,000 exhibitors and visitors from over 50 countries are expected, says organiser Deutsche Messe.

Dr. Jochen Köckler, from Deutsche Messe’s Managing Board, said that even at this very early stage the company is noticing strong exhibitor interest across all of four of the fair’s main display categories (fire protection, disaster relief, rescue, safety/security). ‘The show is still nearly two years away, but many companies have already committed to an exhibition presence. The high level of exhibitor interest from outside Germany is particularly pleasing to see. A good 50% of the projected 1,200 exhibitor turnout will come from beyond Germany. And we know from past experience that the fair’s trade audience will be similarly international in composition.’

The President of the German Fire Service Association, Hans-Peter Kröger, said that the exhibition was the number one tradeshow in the world for discovering the latest innovations, sharing knowledge and gearing up for future challenges. ‘It showcases the innovative power of the fire prevention industry – an industry that engages with its users and finds solutions to their problems.’

The exhibition will fill around 90,000 m2 of space across four halls and outside areas.

Themed areas

  • Safety and Security (Hall 12) will feature personal protective equipment, measuring and detection apparatus, security systems, control-center and signaling technology, and monitoring and surveillance equipment
  • Fire Prevention (Halls 13 and 27) will feature fire extinguishing technology and agents, equipment for fire stations and workshops, and technical fire and building protection systems
  • Disaster Relief and Rescue (both in Hall 26) will feature vehicles and vehicle equipment, technical support equipment, emergency, first-aid and medical equipment.
  • Vehicles and related equipment will be located in Hall 27 and on the open air site.

Under the spotlight

Rescue, proactive fire prevention and flood protection will have keynote status and feature an expanded exhibition lineup. ‘In 2015, the INTERSCHUTZ format will amply reflect the rapid evolution of the world’s fire services into universal risk management and public-safety organizations,’ said GFPA (German Fire Protection Association) President Dirk Aschenbrenner. ‘The show will pick up on all the key themes and issues in our sector and communicate them to visitors via a comprehensive offering of product and concept presentations.’


  • Emergency services symposium
  • Presentation of the St. John Ambulance Hans-Dietrich-Genscher Award
  • Toughest Firefighter Alive (TFA) competition
  • CRI!SE conference and exhibition (protection of critical civilian infrastructure)

GFPA president Dirk Aschenbrenner commented: ‘In 2015, Interschutz will once again show the way forward for the fire protection, disaster relief, rescue, safety and civil defence sectors with presentations of the very latest technical and tactical standards and quality dialogue among technology users, developers and manufacturers. The various conferences and congresses organised by the GFPA will form an important part of this dialogue, and Interschutz 2015 will provide the perfect setting.’

Official co-promoters of the exhibition also include the German Fire Service Association (DFV) and the Firefighting Technology Association within the German Engineering Federation (VDMA)., Fire & Rescue magazine, Industrial Fire Journal, Firetrade Europe, and Firetrade Asia & Middle East, will also be at Interschutz. Come and see us in Hall 27!

If you wish to make an appointment with our commercial or editorial team during Interschutz, or want to discuss promotional opportunities prior to Interschutz, please email Kelly Francis on:

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