Facts & Figures

In the Center of the Rescue Sector
RETTmobil - Continued Success Story

RETTmobil is


  • the global forum for innovation, safety, quality, competence and training.
  • the first address and indispensable platform for all full-time and honorary rescuers and volunteers from rescue organisations, for their professional and managerial staff, for users from ministries, municipalities and associations.
  • the concentrate of tradition and progress, achievement and success, for which there is no comparison on the continent.
  • an impulse for the sector and the economy.
  • a must for all those who help and rescue, as well as for those who need help.


Facts and Figures


  • more than 545 exhibitors from 20 countries (in 2019)
  • 30,619 domestic and foreign professional visitors (in 2019)
  • 70,000 square metres of total exhibition space
  • 20 exhibition halls
  • extensive outside area
  • offroad demonstration course
  • test track for driving safety exercises
  • workshops and forum
  • emergency rescue-medical training courses
  • free visitor parking


3 Pillars of the Success of RETTmobil


The impressive development, excellent reputation and the huge success of RETTmobil in just 19 years from a national trade show to a top international exhibition rests on three central pillars:
Exhibition, Training, Mobility.



RETTmobil presents products, innovations and services: products of renowned manufacturers of ambulance and emergency rescue vehicles, as well as renowned exhibitors from the fields of vehicle equipment, emergency medicine, clothing, radio technology, publishers, trade associations, aid associations, fire fighters and armed forces, as well as products from many involved in the sector.



An important addition to the extensive information offered RETTmobil is the professional program with renowned speakers. "From practice - for practice" is the motto of the emergency rescue medical training courses and workshops. The importance of RETTmobil is again highlighted by the fact that the heads of the Association of Fire Services in Germany (AGBF Bund) and the Associations of Firefighters in Rescue (AG FReDI) present the forum and exhibition programme.



The attractiveness of RETTmobil is essentially determined by the issue of mobility, which can be learned and practised in demonstrations and exercises. The outside area with an offroad park and an integrated test track provides excellent conditions. Here interested visitors can impressively experience mobility with the latest vehicles and rescue equipment.

Central Location


The conceptional sponsor of RETTmobil, the "Community of Interest of Manufacturers of Ambulances and Emergency Vehicles" (IKR e.V.) had chosen the venue in the Baroque city of Fulda for many good reasons in 2001 as the location for the 'exhibition of short distances'.
Gerda Hasselfeldt, president of the German Red Cross (DRK), has assumed patronage of RETTmobil 2020. Messe Fulda GmbH is responsible for organisation and management of RETTmobil.

Development (exhibitors: orange, visitors: blue)