After the break imposed by the emergency linked to COVID-19, the Italian trade fair system is experiencing a restart phase in which operators and professionals return to meet and plan for the future. The 2021 edition of REAS , the leading trade fair in Italy for the first aid, civil protection and fire prevention sector, scheduled from 8 to 10 October at the Centro Fiera di Montichiari (BS), therefore marks a new beginning, in the name of constructive confrontation between Bodies, Associations, Volunteer Groups and specialized companies. In fact, thanks to their aptitude for sacrifice and the ability to innovate, these realities are the real protagonists of the national emergency management protocol.
“ The restart of the exhibition system is an opportunity not to be missed “, declares Gianantonio Rosa , president of the Centro Fiera. “ The fairs are born in support of the territory, with the aim of supporting the business activity and giving concrete answers to the needs of the public. REAS addresses a key area, that of emergency management. Never before have we been so proud to promote the most important Italian trade fair in the sector. We want to dedicate the 2021 edition of REAS to all the volunteers and operators who, during this difficult year, have done their utmost to ensure the safety of our communities. “
The most important production and commercial companies operating in the first aid, civil protection and fire emergency sectors are present at the fair. REAS 2021 is the mirror of a very dynamic sector which, in our country, includes companies with a great tradition, strongly oriented towards product innovation and able to compete on international markets.
Thanks to the partnership with Hannover Fairs International GmbH and INTERSCHUTZ , the world’s leading specialized trade fair held every five years in Hanover, REAS has opened again more to technology transfer and knowledge exchange with major European partners and players in the sector. Today the fair is an opportunity for all-out confrontation, in a European key, where the protagonists of the Italian emergency management system can increase their technical knowledge and develop an increasingly integrated and effective approach to emergency management.
“ After almost two years of mainly online interactions, the desire to hold an event in person has returned ”, declares Andreas Züge , general manager of Hannover Fairs International GmbH. “ And then in the next year 2022 Italy will again be INTERSCHUTZ Partner Country. An unmissable opportunity to deepen the internationalization of REAS and above all for the exchange between the Italian sector with the world. “
REAS is a fair that has always invested in on-the-job training. Fair events are a valuable opportunity for emergency sector operators and volunteers because they constitute concrete moments of confrontation, in which to learn new skills and measure one’s level of preparation. The 2021 edition hosts a program of conferences, workshops, seminars, exercises and operational demonstrations that will involve organizations and associations involved in emergency management.
THE PRESENCE OF THE CIVIL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT AT REAS
REAS can count on the presence of State Bodies and Bodies operating in the various levels in which the national emergency management protocol is divided . At the top is the Department of Civil Protection which, on the occasion of the 2021 edition of REAS, will illustrate its activities with a stand at the fair. Furthermore, at the ribbon cutting ceremony, the presence of the Head of Department Fabrizio Curcio is expected who, on Saturday, together with the officials in charge, will speak at some conferences and panels of the fair. Civil Protection will also exhibit at REAS a particular self-propelled plate capable of simulating seismic events, created in collaboration with Eucentre Foundation , the European Center for Training and Research in Engineering Seismic of Pavia. The project aims to promote awareness of seismic risk, increasing the awareness of the population. In fact, the instrumentation will allow REAS visitors to experience a seismic event and better understand the importance of a modern anti-seismic design of buildings.
AIB ROUND TABLE: THE POINT ON WOOD FIRE FIGHTING
Saturday 9 October, in hall 7, the traditional appointment with the AIB round table promoted by magazine “The Italian Civil Protection”. The 2021 edition, scheduled for Saturday 9 October at 2.30 pm, will be entitled: “ AIB summer 2021 campaign: an experience to remember What a new organizational structure to combat the phenomenon of fires, also in light of the law decree no. 120 – September 8, 2021? “. The conference will be an opportunity to take stock of the situation of the Italian forest fire, in an all-out discussion between managers and officials of the PC-AIB regional services, volunteers and representatives of the sector
TRAINING AND COMMUNICATION IN TIME OF PANDEMICS: ANPAS EVENTS
A conference on emergency communication during the pandemic and five different training moments: National Association of Public Assistance returns to REAS 2021 to give continuity to the path of sharing and culture of rescue undertaken on training and communication and which, with the pandemic, projects volunteers and institutions in a future to be traveled together. On 9 October, the Head of Department Fabrizio Curcio and Fabrizio Pregliasco will discuss the emergency communication during the pandemic.
DRONES IN EMERGENCIES: THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNMANNED SYSTEMS
Drones land at REAS. On the occasion of the twentieth edition of the Salone, the first national conference “Drones in emergencies. The use of unmanned systems for search and rescue activities “, which will take place on Friday 8 October at the Scalvini Room (first floor, central entrance). This appointment was organized by the Roman company Mediarkè in collaboration with the two reference professional events of the drone sector in Italy, Rome Drone Conference and Sea Drone Tech Summit. Official partner is Human Factor Italia.
A WOOD FIRE FIGHTING DEMONSTRATION WITH AIRBUS H125
Sunday 10 October, at 2.00 pm, REAS hosts a forest fire fighting demonstration with the help of a helicopter by the Austrian company < strong> Heli Austria , specialized in this type of intervention, in collaboration with the Misericordia Christophorus Dolomiti of Bolzano. The Airbus H125 helicopter stands out for its power (more than 900 horsepower) and great maneuverability. This vehicle is often used as a light helicopter for forest fire fighting, both in Italy and abroad. In the demonstration proposed at REAS, the specialized pilot will demonstrate how a fire is extinguished through an external water “basket” called “Bambi Bucket” which can contain more than 1,000 liters of water at each load. Several extinguishing maneuvers will be carried out that will demonstrate how effective this technology is in the containment and extinguishing action of forest fires.
CIVIL PROTECTION, THIRD SECTOR AND VOLUNTEERING: THE AIFOS WORKSHOPS
On the occasion of REAS 2021, AiFOS Civil Protection organizes a series of free workshops for volunteers and emergency sector operators. Third sector, civil protection and COVID-19 prevention and protection measures will be the main topics discussed in the appointments proposed during the three days of the fair: “ Managing a Third Sector Body (ETS) of Civil Protection “,” The conscious volunteer “and” COVID-19: the prevention and protection measures to be adopted during Civil Protection activities “.
“GIUSEPPE ZAMBERLETTI” TROPHY: AN EVENT PROMOTED BY PROCIV ITALIA
Saturday 9 October REAS will host the second edition of the “Giuseppe Zamberletti” Trophy promoted by PROCIV ITALIA , National Association of Civil Protection and Health Volunteers. The event will be dedicated to the memory of Giuseppe Zamberletti, founder of the Civil Protection of the Presidency of the Council, former Special Commissioner following the earthquakes in Friuli in 1976 and in Irpinia in 1980.
THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE: THE CO.E.S. FOR RESCUE DRIVERS
“The future is already here”. This is the evocative title of the Co.E.S. scheduled for Saturday 9 October as part of REAS. The training event promoted by the National Association of Health Emergency Drivers will illustrate the intervention approach in the rescue in tunnels and on hybrid-electric propulsion vehicles. Co.E.S. has always been very active in the training of driver-rescuers, transmitting the theoretical and practical skills to intervene safely in the main risk contexts.
THE DRIVER OF THE YEAR TROPHY AND THE FORMULA SAFE DRIVING FORMULA
Formula Guida Sicura confirms its presence at REAS with a stand at the fair and two engaging events open to all. The first is the E.M.O. aimed at drivers of medical vehicles which will take place in the days preceding the Show, Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 October. Two days that will prepare students to acquire the skills necessary for a better management of the health vehicle from a theoretical, methodological and practical point of view. The second appointment is the ninth edition of the traditional “Driver of the Year” Trophy dedicated to drivers of emergency vehicles. The event, a “classic” of REAS, is scheduled for Saturday 9 October.
CIVES: A ROUND TABLE ON THE ROLE OF THE NURSE IN AN EMERGENCY
The presence at REAS of CIVES Nurses for Emergency is also confirmed for 2021. Among the initiatives proposed at the fair, the Round Table entitled “The role of the nurse within the civil protection system” stands out, scheduled for Saturday 9 October, at 3.30 pm, in the Scalvini Room (first floor, central entrance). The Round Table scheduled at REAS will be attended by CIVES, FNOPI, OPI Brescia, Civil Protection and voluntary associations.
CINOFILI AID TROPHY: THE SARTORIA SCHIAVI CONTEST IS BACK
One of the most anticipated events within REAS 2021 is the new edition of the Rescue Dog Trophy promoted by Sartoria Schiavi. The contest is aimed at all dog units of civil protection volunteer associations active in the country and brings to the fair a concrete demonstration of the operation of rescue dogs in emergency contexts. In the latest edition, which was proposed in 2019, the trophy has garnered many acclaim, being appreciated for the high technical level of the units involved and for the spectacular aspects of the various tests.
TIMMY TAKES A STOP AT REAS! THE INTERSCHUTZ MASCOT AT THE FAIR
Timmy returns to REAS. The INTERSCHUTZ mascot will be present in Montichiari and will visit REAS during all three opening days. In the meantime, you can follow his trip to Italy through the official Facebook pages (REAS and Timmy Der Border Collie)
The appointment with REAS International Emergency Exhibition is therefore from 8 to 10 October 2021 at the Montichiari Exhibition Center (BS), with the following times: Friday and Saturday from 9.00 to 18.00; Sunday from 9.00 to 17.00. The ribbon cutting ceremony in the presence of the authorities will be held on Saturday, at 10.30, in the foyer of the central pavilion.
Admission is free with mandatory online registration.