A unique sound filled Interschutz this year. The mournful call of bagpipes spread throughout the trade show, calling visitors to gather at the HAIX booth. Wide-eyed listeners were drawn in by a pipe and drum band made up of Americans playing an instrument that many at the German trade show had never heard before.
Temperatures over 95 degrees, firefighting equipment weighing around 90 pounds and a hose package that weighs a whopping 42 pounds. So much for the key stats of the FireFit European Championship, which was held during Interschutz Community Days 2021 in Hanover, Germany. The only way to cool down on these hotter than hot days: water from the fire hose. And that was certainly made use of every single day. Whether tandem, relay, or individual run - the men and women firefighters demonstrated just what this firefighting competition is all about at the Hanover exhibition center.