Johanniter Air Rescue is coming to RETTmobil

Press release

Fulda, 16/01/2024

Johanniter Air Rescue is coming to RETTmobil

In about four months, this year’s RETTmobil will be opening its gates (15 – 17 May 2024). We are busy with the preparations and the first points in the programme have been fixed. Johanniter Air Rescue will be coming for the first time and will present one of their rescue helicopters on site.

According to Manfred Hommel – the Director of the trade fair -: “Air rescue is becoming increasingly important.  There have been changes in the distribution of hospitals within Germany, so that patients must often be transferred over long distances. This is why we are delighted that Johanniter Air Rescue are coming to Fulda for this year’s RETTmobil to present their work.”

The contribution by Johanniter Air Rescue is associated with the patronage of Volker Bescht, President of the Johanniter Society for Accident Relief and retired Brigade General. He has pledged to accept this assignment for the 22d RETTmobil. The presentation of air rescue will include a demonstration of a winching manoeuvre after a fictional accident. The specialist audience will have the chance to witness the action live.

Once again, visitors will be able to witness spectacular open country runs on the traditional offroad parkour. This year we also plan to include presentations from the companies EDAG Engineering Ltd, Krämer Special Vehicles Ltd, Daimler Truck AG and the General Secretariat of the German Red Cross (DRK). The DRK will present an ambulance on a Unimog U 4023. We also plan to include rides in a Scania-LKW 6 x6 with instructor.

The outlines of the specialist programme for RETTmobil 2024 have also become clear. This year too, visitors can look forward to diverse and up-to-date presentations, including workshops, advanced training and the popular discussions with experts.

If you want action yourself, the two-hour practical workshop is exactly what you have been seeking. In collaboration with the Fulda Fire Brigade, the firm LUKAS RESCUE LEAGUE will show you an extremely realistic on “Technical Aid for Fire Fighters and the Rescue Services”. Participants will be asked to deal with a complex car accident under pressure of time, So don’t forget to bring your personal protective gear to RETTmobil!

The advanced training for medical emergencies covers problems such as “Riots, Mobs and Insurgencies”, “Reanimation in Specific Emergencies”, “Emergency Medicine in Dangerous Situations” and “Paediatric Emergencies”.

The workshops this year will include themes such as “Communication”, “Management and Generation Z”, and “Mass Casualty Incidents”. “Meet the Experts” will cover such aspects as “Crisis Intervention for the Handicapped”.

Manfred Hommel promises that RETTmobil 2024 will once again be an interesting, diverse and up-to-date meeting point for all those who deal with the emergency services or fire brigade – either professionally or in an honorary capacity. Visits will be able to glean information, exchange views or receive advanced training. The special exhibition has been booked up, with exhibitors from more than 450 companies and more than 20 countries. We could fully expect that RETTmobil will be a total success for everyone – this year too.


Photo: Frank Beck Fotografie, Gießen



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