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Interschutz logo
Interschutz 2015 outdoor area
Open-air site at Interschutz 2015 in Hanover

When INTERSCHUTZ is the leading international trade fair for the areas of emergency services , fire - and civil protection and security for the event in 2000 in Augsburg takes place every five years. The notional sponsor of the fair is the Association for the Promotion of German Fire Protection eV (vfdb), the organizer is Deutsche Messe AG from Hanover .


The fair has its origins in the “1. German People's Show for Fire Protection and Rescue ”, which was carried out in 1935 by the NSDAP Reich leadership and the Interior , Propaganda and Reich Aviation Ministry in Dresden. A contest of the Dresden urban exhibition Office led to the name "The Red Rooster". The winner was the Dresden painter and graphic artist Helmut Müller-Molo.

Exhibited amphibious vehicle
Fire truck in the exhibition hall
Fire extinguishing demonstration in the outdoor area

At the fair, producers of special devices and accessories from the fire and rescue service sectors will present their latest innovations, some of which can also be purchased on site. In addition, the event is characterized by a large number of demonstrations and lectures on the topics mentioned.


the forerunner event "International Exhibition for Fire Protection and Fire Rescue Services"

the forerunner event "Der Rote Hahn" :

the forerunner event "Der Rote Hahn" with the name affix "Interschutz" :

the "INTERSCHUTZ - The Red Rooster" :


Interschutz has had a mascot since 2015. “Rescue dog Timmy” accompanied Interschutz 2015 from the planning phase to the end of dismantling and was a popular photo opportunity for visitors and the media at the fair itself. Timmy is a real existing Border Collie (herding dog) who reported on the activities of the fair on his Facebook page "Timmy the Border Collie". It belongs to a Hanoverian firefighter.


  • Rolf-Dieter Bräunig, Lothar Heuer (Red.): Interschutz '80 - The Red Rooster - International Exhibition for Fire and Disaster Protection 1980. 25th German Fire Brigade Day. State Fire Brigade Day Lower Saxony. VFDB conferences. 100 years of professional fire brigade , with photos by Gerhard Bodenstein, Herbert Hahn, Walter Karsten, HJ Fratzer and FK Uecker, ed. from the fire brigade of the state capital Hanover , Hanover: fire brigade of the LHH, 1980. Fire protection - Deutsche Feuerwehr-Zeitung, edition 6/1980.

Web links

Commons : Interschutz  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Record numbers for the world's leading trade fair INTERSCHUTZ 2010 , Deutsche Messe AG
  2. How did the “Red Rooster” get its name? on ( Memento from March 7, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  3. a b Statement by Hans Jochen Blätte, President of vfdb eV on ( Memento from November 6, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  4. vfdb history ,
  5. ^ German Fire Brigade Association: 29th German Fire Brigade Day
  6. Corona virus: Interschutz 2020 in Hanover canceled → will take place in 2021. In: March 16, 2020, accessed on March 16, 2020 (German).