Welcome Statement: DFV e.V.



Hartmut Ziebs

President of the German Fire Services
Association (DFV e.V.)




Dear visitors of RETTmobil,


what are you planning to do at this 19th European Leading Trade Show for Rescue and Mobility? Examine innovations, research trends, cultivate contacts, attend appointments? You are not alone! I like to use the “exhibition of short distances“ to inform myself about new developments, to strengthen networks with partners and to exchange ideas with visitors. This year I will take the opportunity to continue the regular dialogue with the heads of the aid organisations. Networking is an important aspect of our work: it gives us access to new ideas, proven concepts and important contacts that can help us not only in our operations.


Rescue and mobility are also the focus of the 19th RETTmobil. The fire brigades have a large share of the responsibility in these areas. Firefighters are on rescue assignments every twelve seconds – 2.7 million times a year. Many visitors of RETTmobil have a fire service background: I look forward to talking to you at our stand from May 15 to 17, 2019!


Parallel to RETTmobil, the 6th Symposium of the “Help for Helpers” Foundation on psychosocial emergency care will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Information about this event can be found at www.hilfefuerhelfer.de – we will see you in Fulda!


I wish you a successful, informative and insightful RETTmobil 2019!




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