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8th VdS-FireSafety Cologne

December 4, 2019 - December 5, 2019

What’s new in preventive fire protection? Experience it!

In December, the Cologne Exhibition Centre will once again be the meeting place for the fire prevention and protection industry: the 8th VdS-FireSafety Cologne will take place here on December 4th and 5th, 2019. You can expect a great deal of up-to-date knowledge about preventive fire safety concerning fire protection systems technology, and structural and organisational fire protection.

Over 120 exhibitors – Current solutions and live demonstrations

The big trade fair at which more than 120 exhibitors present innovative solutions – often with live demonstrations – is packed with innovations and impulses for all aspects of preventive fire protection. On both days of the fair, we invite you to take a guided tour of the fair, which will give you a good overview of interesting exhibits. You can register for the guided tours here.

Expert Conferences

The VdS-FireSafety Cologne combines a large international trade fair and various theme forums with seven specialist conferences and a compact seminar. Details on the symposia and the possibility to register can be found under “Conferences”. Admission to the trade fair and the themed forums is free of charge for participants of the conferences.

Future Forum Fire Protection – “Fire Protection goes smart“

This is the motto of this year’s “Future Forum Fire Protection”. On both mornings, specialist speakers will provide insights into innovative developments in the industry. You are cordially invited to listen to the lectures of your choice, ask questions and discuss with the speakers. (Programme see here)

Meeting place education and career – Training opportunities and job exchange

Find out about interesting career prospects at the Meeting place education and career: Providers of further training and education in the fire protection sector will be presenting their offers and exhibitors at the VdS-FireSafety Cologne will be presenting current job offers. Make contacts and plan your next career step! The job offers of the exhibitors can be found here.

Huge drone show

In the exhibition hall, demonstrations of various drone models await you several times a day. You can also test yourself as a pilot! Among other things on site:

• Drone prototype for fire extinguishing tasks
• Drone with thermal imaging camera
• Drone with Super Zoom Camera
• Drone for measurement tasks
• Different types of drones to try out for interested people

Sprinkler Demonstration – Fire Suppresion for Building Protection

Sprinkler systems are the most widely used automatic fire extinguishing systems. Of course, these safety systems must be adapted to the risks to be protected. For certain applications, e.g. hotels or office buildings, water mist extinguishing systems can be used, which require significantly less water than conventional sprinkler systems and still effectively ensure the protection of buildings. What is otherwise only possible in an emergency: Here you can experience a low-pressure water mist extinguishing system live in action.

Virtual fire-fighting exercise – simulation of fire-fighting operations

Immerse yourself in a second reality – in a virtual fire-fighting exercise using Virtual Reality (VR) means. In a realistic environment you can start your own extinguishing attempt.

Further highlights at the trade fair:

• Exhibitor forum with many interesting lectures on both days
• Demonstration of selected VdS testing equipment
• Press corner with the relevant trade magazines to take away


Cologne Exhibition Centre
Messeplatz 1 Mülheim
Cologne, 50679 Germany
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