This year again in the proven form: The VdS Fire Protection Days 2021 will take place on the 8th and 9th December complete with international trade fair, thematic forums and specialist conferences on preventive structural, organizational and plant fire protection at Koelnmesse. The big industry meeting is popular not least because of its networking opportunities – it is all the more gratifying that fire protection professionals from home and abroad can now meet and exchange ideas on site again.
Extensive hygiene concept
The safety of everyone present is ensured: A comprehensive hygiene concept applies in the exhibition hall and in the conference halls, which protects everyone present in the best possible way. The extensive corona protection measures of Koelnmesse, which are based on the Corona Protection Ordinance NRW and were developed in close coordination with the health authorities in Cologne, will be implemented.
The most important measures: The 3G rule applies, so that only tested, recovered or vaccinated people have access to the event. 1.5 m distance as well as medical mouth-nose covers are mandatory. Nevertheless, networking is possible without major restrictions: Since only tested, vaccinated and recovered persons are allowed, a smaller distance is also allowed at fixed standing or seats and the protective masks can be removed here.
State-of-the-art ventilation systems ensure separate supply and exhaust air circuits in all rooms. The air is completely renewed every hour between 10 and 19 times (depending on the room). These measures even go far beyond what is required by the health authorities.
The hygiene concept can be accessed via www.vds.de/bst-hygienekonzept.
Information and exchange in the exhibition hall
The large trade fair in the exhibition hall makes it possible to find out about current products and services for preventive fire protection and to see them in action as part of live demonstrations.
As usual, numerous stations with free coffee and tea are available for relaxed exchange in between. The masks can be removed in fixed places around the bar tables.
Also in the exhibition hall there is again a stage on which the popular “Future Forum Fire Protection” will be offered on both days with lectures on innovative topics. This year, the VdS BrandSchutzTalk will be added for the first time, where top-class experts discuss topics that are currently particularly moving the fire protection industry.
Renowned specialist conferences
In recent years, the separately bookable specialist conferences with their well-founded expert knowledge, which take place in the halls around the exhibition hall, have also proven to be a magnet for the trade audience: “Fire extinguishing systems international” (8th /9.12.2021), “Fire alarm systems” (9.12.2021), “Smoke and heat extraction systems” (9.12.2021), “Building fire protection” (8.12.2021), “Building and fire protection in NRW” (9.12.2021) and the “50. Training seminar for fire protection officers” (8th /9.12.2021). New is the impulse conference “Hydrant Systems” (8.12.2021), which is intended to encourage an increasing exchange on this topic.
Reduced combined prices are possible when booking two specialist conferences.
For all conference visitors, the visit to the trade fair including thematic forums on both days of the event is included in the price.
Further information on the VdS Fire Protection Days 2021 can be found at