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History of the annual conference

The word tradition is often used lightly. However, when an annual conference was held for the 68th time in 2022, the word can be used deliberately. 

The first conference was held in Cologne back in 1950. Since then, 47 venues and fire departments have hosted the meeting. Here, the word venue is chosen because the 2021 meeting was held online for the first time.

Among the host cities, of course, there are "repeat offenders." The list is headed by Berlin and Hanover with four events each, followed by Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart with three events each.

The past annual conferences are listed here.

You can also view the conference proceedings from 2004 onwards in the members' area.

  •     2022 annual conference in Würzburg
  •     2021 annual conference Online
  •     2019 annual conference in Ulm
  •     2018 annual conference in Duisburg
  •     2017 annual conference in Bremen
  •     2016 annual conference in Stuttgart
  •     2015 annual conference INTERSCHUTZ IBS (no vfdb annual conference)
  •     2014 annual conference in Dortmund
  •     2013 annual conference in Weimar
  •     2012 annual conference in Köln
  •     2011 annual conference in Berlin
  •     2010 no annual conference but INTERSCHUTZ
  •     2009 annual conference in Mannheim
  •     2008 annual conference in Bochum
  •     2007 annual conference in Leipzig
  •     2006 annual conference in Salzburg
  •     2005 annual conference in Münster
  •     2004 annual conference in Essen
  •     2003 annual conference in Baden-Baden
  •     2002 annual conference in Dresden
  •     2001 no annual conference but 9. IBS
  •     2000 Anniversary Annual Conference in Stuttgart
  •     1999 annual conference in Saarbrücken
  •     1998 annual conference in Erfurt
  •     1997 annual conference in Hamburg
  •     1996 annual conference in Maastricht/NL
  •     1995 annual conference in Frankfurt am Main
  •     1994 annual conference in Hannover associated with exhibition INTERSCHUTZ - DER ROTE HAHN
  •     1993 annual conference in München
  •     1992 annual conference in Potsdam
  •     1991 annual conference in Wiesbaden
  •     1990 annual conference in Friedrichshafen
  •     1989 annual conference in Koblenz
  •     1988 annual conference in Hannover associated with exhibition INTERSCHUTZ - DER ROTE HAHN
  •     1987 annual conference in Kiel
  •     1986 annual conference in Karlsruhe
  •     1985 annual conference in Braunschweig
  •     1984 annual conference in Ludwigshafen
  •     1983 annual conference in Kassel
  •     1982 annual conference in Oldenburg
  •     1981 annual conference in Leverkusen
  •     1980 annual conference in Hannover associated with exhibition INTERSCHUTZ - DER ROTE HAHN
  •     1979 annual conference in Würzburg
  •     1978 annual conference in Aachen
  •     1977 annual conference in Bremerhaven
  •     1976 annual conference in Berlin
  •     1975 annual conference in München
  •     1974 annual conference in Trier
  •     1973 annual conference in Flensburg
  •     1972 annual conference in Frankfurt associated with exhibition Roter Hahn
  •     1971 annual conference in Düsseldorf
  •     1970 annual conference in Nürnberg
  •     1969 annual conference in Stuttgart
  •     1968 annual conference in Berlin
  •     1967 annual conference in Bremen
  •     1966 annual conference in Wiesbaden
  •     1965 annual conference in Regensburg
  •     1964 annual conference in Lübeck
  •     1963 annual conference in Karlsruhe
  •     1962 annual conference in Lüneburg
  •     1961 annual conference in Köln associated with exhibition Roter Hahn
  •     1960 annual conference in Augsburg
  •     1959 annual conference in Kiel
  •     1958 annual conference in Freiburg/Br.
  •     1957 annual conference in Berlin
  •     1956 annual conference in München
  •     1955 annual conference in Hannover
  •     1954 annual conference in Hamburg
  •     1953 annual conference in Essen associated with exhibition Roter Hahn
  •     1952 annual conference in Mannheim
  •     1951 annual conference in Köln
  •     1950 Establishment of the vfdb in Stuttgart