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Safety for all, and safety at any cost

In a time when fire departments around the world are increasingly stressed, a global perspective is needed.

Safety for all, and safety at any cost

In a time when fire departments around the world are increasingly stressed, a global perspective is needed.

global perspective

World-class city, world-class experience

Band of brothers and sisters

global perspective

World-class city, world-class experience

Band of brothers and sisters

As a first responder, you put your life on the line every day

At all hours, you rush into situations others rush away from – burning buildings, vehicle collisions and thousands of other crises that never make the news.

America cannot thrive without you, and to do your job effectively, you need access to the latest training and the best equipment and technology.

There is no better place for this than INTERSCHUTZ USA, a bold new conference that will be America’s most comprehensive event for firefighters, fire-rescue and EMS personnel.

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Global reach … massive potential

​INTERSCHUTZ is one of the world’s most respected names in firefighting.

Global reach … massive potential

INTERSCHUTZ is one of the world’s most respected names in firefighting.

Internationally-known, internationally respected

As we launch our new U.S. trade show, we’re drawing on the success of a global family of INTERSCHUTZ events in Germany, Italy, Australia and China that reach millions each year.

You’ll have access to the latest strategies, techniques and technology, plus unique perspectives from elite fire services in the United States and around the world.

We’ll give you the knowledge you need to improve safety, upgrade your skills and fulfill your mandate to save lives and protect property.

Experience the world’s best

See the latest and greatest fire rescue technologies — including augmented reality, virtual reality and drones — alongside cutting-edge components and tools.

Experience the world’s best

See the latest and greatest fire rescue technologies — including augmented reality, virtual reality and drones — alongside cutting-edge components and tools.

A global view of firefighting for the 21st century

Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department will showcase recent advances in fire service technology and tactics from across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States.

Strategies and technologies from around the world will be on display, with insight from international industry experts and visionary leaders you can apply to fire rescue operations here in the U.S.

“Since 1736, the Philadelphia Fire Department has been dedicated to safety, innovation and best practices, and we look forward to INTERSCHUTZ USA and all it has to offer in October 2020.”

Adam Thiel

Fire commissioner

Philadelphia Fire Department

Displays from hundreds of companies

International exhibitors will greet fire service personnel of all ranks, from fire departments across the United States and around the world. The exhibition area will feature products from more than 20 categories, including:

■ Ambulance

■ Apparatus

■ Apparatus Components

■ Body Armor

■ Communications

■ Extrication Equipment

■ Fitness Equipment/Training

■ Hand Tools

■ Ladders

■ Mass Casualty Response

■ Nozzles & Hoses

■ PPE/PPE Inspection & Cleaning

■ Rescue Tools

■ SCBA

■ Software/Scheduling & Training

■ Thermal Imaging

■ Training/Training Props

■ UAVs/Drones

■ Uniforms/Apparel

■ Ventilation Equipment

■ Wildland Equipment

A full schedule of events … but no pressure

Our 5-day program (Wednesday through Sunday) is packed with practical, meaningful content and insights you can apply immediately to your rescue operation … but in a fun, no-pressure environment that won’t feel like work – or like school.

Hands-on training 

with the best instructors in their fields

3 days of conference sessions

from the world's top experts and thought leaders

3 days of exhibits

with leading equipment manufacturers and service providers

Product demonstrations

of the newest and most innovative technology

Networking opportunities

in a fun, relaxing environment

All roads lead to Philadelphia

In Philadelphia in 1736, Benjamin Franklin co-founded the first formally organized all-volunteer fire department in America. There is no better venue for the inaugural INTERSCHUTZ USA

All roads lead to Philadelphia

In Philadelphia in 1736, Benjamin Franklin co-founded the first formally organized all-volunteer fire department in America. There is no better venue for the inaugural INTERSCHUTZ USA

Location is everything

INTERSCHUTZ USA is uniquely positioned to help you gain the training you need, trends and technology you want to get your hands on, and enjoy the camaraderie of the fire service.

Companies, departments, and instructors from around the globe are catching the fire of INTERSCHUTZ USA, and you won't want to miss out. 

44% of the entire U.S. fire service is located within 6 hours of Philadelphia

400,000+ firefighters in this area

Only 100 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Washington, D.C.

“The members of the Philadelphia Firefighters and Paramedics Union IAFF Local #22 are beyond excited to welcome INTERSCHULTZ USA to our beautiful city.”

Chuck McQuilkin

Vice President

Philadelphia Firefighters IAFF Local 22

Early-bird pricing now available

To ensure INTERSCHUTZ USA is accessible to every rescue worker who wants to attend, we’re keeping costs incredibly low. You’ll get a phenomenal return on investment … at a price you can afford.

Early-bird pricing now available

To ensure INTERSCHUTZ USA is accessible to every rescue worker who wants to attend, we’re keeping costs incredibly low. You’ll get a phenomenal return on investment … at a price you can afford.

Hotel Discounts

Big savings on luxurious accommodations within walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Space is limited!

Justification Letter

Not sure if your boss will let you attend? We’ve created a document that makes a persuasive case on your behalf. Just fill in the blanks and send!

Founder's Club

Get in on the ground floor of this landmark event with a free INTERSCHUTZ USA Founders Club Membership. This exclusive offering is only available with Early Bird Registration.