44th Professional Development Seminar for Fire Protection Managers

4th and 5th December 2018

Cologne Exhibition Centre, Congress Centre East

By completing the VdS course for fire protection managers, the participants will have achieved the qualifications required to carry out the functions of fire protection in their company. A precondition for this responsible position is, however, a constant refreshing, updating and expansion of the knowledge acquired.

The seminar will be held in German language.


  • An exceptional loss event
  • Fire prevention versus listed buildings? Conflicts and solutions using the example of the Fagus plant Alfeld as a World Cultural Heritage Site
  • Risk assessment in fire prevention
  • Safety through fire prevention and smoke extraction systems
  • Digital documentation in fire prevention
  • My boss doesn't understand me!
  • Alerting in buildings
  • Panic: understanding and prevention
  • The (European) emergency number 112
  • Lithium batteries
  • Production downtime with global impact
  • Fire prevention and protection of existing buildings

Target groups:

  • Fire protection managers in companies, service companies, industry, hospitals, etc.
  • Employees of company, operating and service fire brigades
  • Building inspection staff, fire departments and fire protection services
  • For the building maintenance responsible for real estate companies and facility management
  • As well as for all parties dealing with matters of fire protection

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