Interschutz is one of the biggest fire fighting exhibitions in the world. Fire Armour is happy to be back and we bring you the 4 trends of Interschutz straight from the city of Hanover!
The last Interschutz was held 7 years ago and many things have changed since then! We see a strong trend towards the digitisation of fire fighting services through a blend of software and hardware solutions. We also see a renewed focus on virtual reality based trainings. And of course, fighting battery fires was a hot topic!
1. Strong focus on battery fires
There is an increase in battery related fire fighting solutions in the market. We observe a wide variety, ranging from portable fire extinguishers to modified containers for submerging electric vehicles.
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2. Start-ups focusing on control center solutions!
The pandemic has accelerated the need for digital solutions, even for the fire brigade! We see many start-ups combining fleet management with ticketing solutions. This enables fire brigades to have a bird’s eye view on their resources, as well as tracking which areas require immediate attention.
Control center solutions include the use of drones to observe the situation, such as where the fires are most intense and likely to spread. Such drones are equipped with sophisticated infrared cameras to allow firefighters to target hot spots effectively.
3. Virtual reality enabled training
We understand from exhibitors that virtual reality (VR) based training has existed about 10 years ago, but it only took off in recent years as fire brigades are recognising the advantages of such systems.
Exhibitors stress that VR based training serves to complement, and not substitute, current training methods.
Advantages of VR based training are numerous:
- The ability to create scenarios means that firefighters are not bound by physical limits of their training facilities.
- Increased exposure to different scenarios means that firefighters are better prepared for alternate events.
- Simulation of events with tech enabled fire fighting equipment increases familiarisation of equipment and its capabilities.
4. Personal Protective Equipment – FMCG’ed!
The traditional way of selling personal protective equipment (PPE) was done through technical specifications. We are seeing some exhibitors experimenting with modern retail techniques such as the use of branding, customer journey, and store experience to up their game!
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