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Greeting from the President

You have never heard about us – or you did not know precisely the meaning of those four letters v-f-d-b?

Our homepage is intended to help you learn a little more about the activities of our large network for protection, rescue and safety. Even back then, when the vfdb was founded more than 70 years ago, exchange of experience and transfer of know-how (as we would say today) were among the important goals of our association. In the then still young Federal Republic, fire protection was the main focus of our work - hence the name: Association for the Promotion of German Fire Protection, abbreviated vfdb. Over the decades, the areas of responsibility have expanded many times over beyond fire protection. Thus, an expert network for protection, rescue and safety has emerged. What has remained are visionary ideas that have always characterized our work - and the name vfdb. We continue to work intensively on advancing quality in all areas related to hazard prevention. Progressive digitization has been taking us all great steps forward for some years now. But we are only at the beginning. Not least, catastrophic events in the recent past have shown that and how much still needs to be done. Our more than 3,000 members are working together toward the goal of making the world a little safer. We would be delighted if we could also inspire you to join us on this journey.

With best regards,

Dirk Aschenbrenner

The President