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Over 23,000 visitors: REAS grows in specialization and international vocation

Over 23,000 visitors: REAS grows in specialization and international vocation

The 2019 edition of REAS, the Montichiari Exhibition Center event dedicated to the emergency sector of civil protection, first aid and fire prevention, closes with very positive data. From 4 to 6 October, the International Emergency Exhibition recalled 23,246 operators and volunteers to Montichiari, confirming its leadership among Italian trade fairs in the sector. The 2019 edition, in particular, in addition to a complete overview for the civil protection and first aid sector, saw a significant increase in exposure to fire protection, with the presence of the main brands and an increase in interest among operators specialized. An event that takes place at the top of the national level and now looks to Europe, as underlined by the Head of the Civil Protection Department Angelo Borrelli who, in the presence of the authorities, wanted to thank “all women and men volunteers and professional operators that guarantee the high standards of operation of the Italian civil protection and emergency management system“. High standards resulting from synergistic collaboration, as reiterated by the Army Corps General Claudio Berto, Commander of the Alpine Troops, present for the first time at REAS: “I am here to witness the important contribution that our readily usable assets, present above all in the genius regiments with the name PU.CA, or Pubblic Calamità, guarantee in case of intervention in the most varied emergency phases on our territory”.

REAS confirms itself as a reference event for the emergency sector and a technological showcase for all the productive and commercial realities operating in the fire prevention, civil protection and first aid sector,” says Ezio Zorzi, director of the Centro Fiera. “Furthermore, the fair is an opportunity for dialogue between organizations, state bodies and associations and, as Centro Fiera di Montichiari, we are proud to offer the Italian emergency management system a useful opportunity to compare and improve operating standards. , in an increasingly international key.

REAS is not only a meeting place between the demand and supply of the emergency market in Italy but it is also and above all an opportunity for networking, for the exchange of ideas and experience of a community that shares values,” explains Andreas Züge, general manager of Hannover Fairs International GmbH, Italian headquarters of Deutsche Messe AG. “The Montichiari show has also become a platform capable of attracting delegations and protagonists from different countries that here lay the foundations for sustainable cooperation.

REAS 2019 means innovation and ideas, plurality and interconnection between firefighters from every country beyond all borders“, confirms Hartmut Ziebs, president of DFV (German Fire Brigade Association). “I was delighted with the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world and to present the German fire brigade corps.” The appointment of Montichiari was the occasion to present the new edition of INTERSCHUTZ, the world’s leading five-year fair for the safety sector to be held in Hannover from 15 to 20 June 2020 and of which the REAS is an official partner. In fact, Wednesday, June 17th, Italy’s Partner Day will be organized, with a series of initiatives specifically dedicated to Italy and to Italian excellence. The synergy between Centro Fiera di Montichiari and Deutsche Messe AG, operating for seven years, has created a permanent channel of dialogue and collaboration between Italy and Germany and has contributed to increasing the international appeal of the REAS brand.

INTERSCHUTZ is the meeting point for all the current times of the rescue system, both national and international,” says Martin Folkerts, Global Director of INTERSCHUTZ. “One of the strengths is to be seen in the fact that it brings together all the sectors of protection and rescue.

REAS 2019 is also an opportunity for field training for operators and volunteers, thanks to an extensive program of events, seminars, technical demonstrations and exercises. For operators and volunteers, the visit to the fair has been confirmed as a unique opportunity for field training. Among the most important events we recall the conference promoted by ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities) dedicated to the title “The management of the post-emergency between professionalism and voluntary service” which triggered a wide-ranging confrontation between European partners, thanks to the presence of the others, by Angelo Borrelli, Head of the Italian Civil Protection Department, and, representing Germany, by Hartmut Ziebs, president of DFV (German Association of Firefighters) and Heinz-Peter Brandenberg of vfdb (German Association for Fire Protection) .

The 2019 edition of REAS saw for the first time the participation of the Italian Army Troops Alpine which presented at the fair to all the specialists in the sector some of its prized assets able to work in support of the Civil Protection in the event of public disasters – such as in areas affected by seismic events, in case of exceptional snowfall and floods, or in fire prevention campaigns. Particularly significant was the exercise-demonstration promoted in the outdoor area on Sunday, a joint operation with an AVES helicopter on AB 205 helicopter and highly specialized personnel of the 3rd Alpini Regiment of Pinerolo together with an ANA rescue team ( National Alpine Association).

Another networking opportunity was the AIB Round Table promoted by the “Italian Civil Protection” magazine which involved all the institutional and operational components of the forest fire fighting sector. Among the special contests hosted by REAS, the fourth edition of the Trophy Dog Trophy was confirmed to be a success, full of innovations particularly appreciated by professionals, to which was added the first edition of the Triathlon A.I.B. Trophy “Giuseppe Zamberletti”, promoted by Prociv Italia and expressly addressed to associations and municipal groups.

REAS 2019 concludes, therefore, in the name of optimism. The dates of next year’s edition are already set for 2, 3 and 4 October 2020.