The activities of the vfdb are based on these cornerstones. National symposia and international fire protection seminars (IFPS) with national and international experts supplement the detailed work of the workgroups and technical sections of the vfdb.
The work results of the technical sections of the TWB (technical and scientifically advisory board) and the BFW, lectures and discussions of conferences and seminars are documented and are available to the interested national and international public. These documents carry information on the state of the art knowledge in the field of fire protection, risk prevention and hazard control.
The broad basis of personal and corporative members secures, with the members financial and idealistic contributions, the pertinent research, the comprehensive workgroups and forms the independent lobby for the improvement of safety in the handling of risks in daily life and in the industry. Currently about 2000 individual members and 450 corporative members , among them more than 100 city councils, moreover, Ministries, research institutes, organisations, societies as well as the allied national and international fire-brigade organizations stand by the goals of the vfdb.
The vfdb is a "Member is of CFPA-Europe" (Confederation of Fire Protection Associations). The vfdb contributes considerably together with the German fire-brigade association in the work of the international organization CTIF (Comit Technique International de prevention et d'extinction du Feu) and FEU (Federation of the European Union Fire Offiver Associations).
- We work on solutions of various safety problems.
- We support different research projects.
- We publish guidelines and recommendations.
- We help with the compilation and definition of national, European and international Codes & Standards (DIN, CEN, ISO)
- We offer vocational training.
Representatives within the FEU
Sebastian L. Vries
We are delighted to inform you that the 6th International Safety Education Seminar - ISES 2021 will take place at the Croke Park conference centre in Dublin on December 7th and 8th, 2021.
The dates for INTERSCHUTZ have been changed, with the event now taking place from 20 to 25 June 2022. The decision to reschedule the world's leading trade fair fire, rescue, civil protection and safety/security was taken by Deutsche Messe after a process of thorough deliberation and intensive discussion with key market players.
Am 24. Februar 2021 brachten Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat eine parlamentarische Anfrage an den Bundesminister für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege und Konsumentenschutz – damals noch Rudolf Anschober – betreffend Schutz unserer Freiwilligen Feuerwehren ein. Die Anfrage wurde am 22. April 2021 durch den neuen Gesundheitsminister Dr. Wolfgang Mückstein beantwortet.
Der neue Landesfeuerwehrinspektor, Herbert Österle, hat am Donnerstag, den 1. April, offiziell sein Amt angetreten.
Every year, Danish Emergency Management Organization holds its traditional Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting is the largest fire and rescue fair in Denmark and the Nordics and has for decades been a big draw patch with more than 1.000 visitors and 70 stands.
LINKS ‘Strengthening links between technologies and society for European disaster resilience’ is a project financed by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.