Interschutz showcases solutions facing the challenges of our times

From June 20-25, 2022, the topics at Interschutz in Hannover, Germany, will revolve around firefighting, rescue, civil protection and safety/security

The economic, ecological and political challenges of our times make the Interschutz flagship fair an important driver of change. The spread of global warming and the resulting natural disasters have already noticeably changed everyday life for many helpers and rescue forces. This has recently been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic and the humanitarian emergencies caused by political conflicts. These all require new approaches and solutions.

Digital technologies for the support and connectivity of key players are becoming increasingly important. Interschutz 2022 will specifically focus on digital transformation processes. Visitors can look forward to an extensive program – both live on-site and online.

The lead theme of Interschutz 2022 is: ‘Teams, Tactics, Technology – Connecting Protection and Rescue’. According to Interschutz Project Manager Bernd Heinold, the world’s leading trade fair for firefighting, rescue, civil protection and security, is targeting two aspects that are crucial for the present and the future: the use of innovative digital solutions, but also cooperation between the various players and institutions.

“The keyword is connectivity at all levels,” Heinold said at an online press conference in Hannover, just 100 days before the start of the fair. “Digitalisation has fundamentally changed all areas of life and continues to do so. The same is true for emergency response – from firefighters to rescue services right through to disaster responders, all over the world.”

For the first time, Interschutz has dedicated a complete hall to the topic of digitalization. In Hall 16, companies and research institutions will be presenting solutions for the digital networking of systems and players. As a practical example of the digital application possibilities, Dirk Aschenbrenner, president of the Association for the Promotion of German Fire Protection (vfdb), demonstrated a rescue robot at the press conference, which will also be on display at Interschutz.

Another new feature consists of the ‘Smart Public Safety Hub’ at the centre of Hall 16, where various companies will be networking under a single roof and demonstrating joint, interdisciplinary application scenarios – for example, the use of drones to assess the situation or support rescue forces, communication between an airfield firefighting vehicle positioned in the outdoor area with the control center in the hall, or the digital description and analysis of deployment sites on a 2/3/4-dimensional scale.

And, likewise, the new special show ‘Future Trends in Public Safety’ takes a look at the future technological, organisational and social megatrends in civil security.

At Interschutz, it is not only the exhibitors’ solutions that are digital, but also the event formats: for the first time, visitors and exhibitors will have the opportunity to experience different scenarios up close on the demonstration grounds in a combination of real and virtual displays. These may include everyday disasters as well as current or conceivable catastrophes and crises. With the help of modern media technology, the participants are integrated into the presentation. As a real laboratory at Interschutz, the demonstration area becomes a unique experience space.

Equally new is the Interschutz Digital Conference, which is scheduled to be broadcast over three days (Tuesday to Thursday) in the Media Factory. This means that even interested parties who cannot make it to Hannover this year will have the opportunity to learn about the various aspects. The conference language of the Digital Conference is English. Like the Interschutz Central Forum in Hall 26, the programme will cover all the major industry topics, including the electrification of emergency vehicles. Incidentally, there will also be numerous exhibits on this topic at the trade show. Austrian industry leader Rosenbauer, for example, will demonstrate the world’s first fully electric turntable ladder at Interschutz. The Berlin Fire Department will be reporting live on its experiences with the eLHF electric firefighting and rescue vehicle, which also comes from Rosenbauer and has already been in use in the capital since September 2020.

About Interschutz

The event covers the full array of state-of-the-art gear and services needed for firefighting, fire protection, rescue work, civil protection, telecommunications and control centers as well as personal protective equipment. International Interschutz events include: ‘CEFE powered by Interschutz’ (May 11-13, 2022) in Shanghai, China, ‘AFAC powered by Interschutz’ (August 23-25, 2022) in Adelaide, Australia and ‘REAS powered by Interschutz ‘(October 7-9, 2022) in Montichiari, Italy.

Setting the pace in passive fire protection at FIREX International 2022

FIREX International 2022 sponsor Nullifire reports on demonstrating how its best in class intumescent and fire stopping solutions, backed-up with exceptional technical support and guidance, offer complete assurance in passive fire protection

From its stand number FI1222 at the Excel event, the Nullifire team will be operating two product demonstration areas and explaining more about the unique traceability technologies Optifire and Optifire+.

Some of the brand’s bestsellers will also be promoted, and visitors to the stand will be able to find out more about Nullifire’s new ‘It’s All About’ campaign.

Manufactured within the UK, Nullifire’s products have a time proven and trusted track record of performance and compliance, with the range tested extensively by third-body associations and fully certified for a range of fire protection needs.

Nullifire’s Sales Director Gary Pullinger said: “We are really looking forward to FIREX International. It is going to be a great opportunity to see existing and potentially new clients face to face.

“Visitors to our stand will be assured of a warm welcome and the chance to catch-up. During Covid we’ve made a significant multi-million pound investment in our company, in areas including new technologies and innovations, staff, facilities and our service too. As a result, we’ll have lots to talk about at the event.

“One of the areas we’ve focused investment on is innovation. We’ll be showing that in action with two product demonstrations areas, one for our intumescent coatings and the other for our fire stopping range.

“We’ll also be talking about our pioneering traceability technologies Optifire and Optifire+ which offer guaranteed traceability of the applied Nullifire product installed on-site.

“Optifire is a unique UV technology, which is activated by exposing the product’s surface to a UV light source, to offer easy and instant product identification, while Optifire+ offers pigment technology, which is impossible to manipulate.

“Both technologies represent an important step in Nullifire’s approach to innovation, manufacturing next-generation products that help support the increasing demands from building regulations for effective fire strategies across commercial and residential builds.

“We’ll also be talking about our new campaign, It’s All About, where Nullifire is showcasing its time proven and trusted approach under the hallmarks of innovation, as well as expertise, protection and service.

“This is an exciting campaign, developed as we look to celebrate our 50th anniversary, which really shows the depth of systems, service and solutions Nullifire offers.”

Nullifire will also be promoting some of its best-sellers, including FS719 HP Blue for CPVC, a unique sealant developed specifically for CPVC materials, and FS709 Intumescent Sealant, a high expansion/pressure exerting graphite intumescent sealant.

And as a CPG (UK) brand, along with TREMCO, Flowcrete, illbruck, Dryvit and Nudura, Nullifire will be highlighting some of the technologies from the CPG UK portfolio, which are of significance to the fire safety sector.

This includes Dryvit’s Roxsulation Pro, a cost-effective stone wool external wall insulation system, with excellent fire performance.

Suitable for use on either new construction or refurbishment projects without height restrictions, the system is designed to withstand high humidity, is resistant to weather and driving rain, high wind load and algal growth, and can withstand extreme temperatures and fluctuations.

The team look forward to meeting you at the event.