Final preparations for “REAS 2023”, the great international exhibition on emergency, civil protection, first aid and firefighting, which will open the day after tomorrow on Friday 6 October at the Montichiari Exhibition Center (Brescia) and will end on Sunday 8. This year the event will see an increase in the participation of institutions, companies and associations from all over the world: over 265 exhibitors will be present (240 in the 2022 edition) from Italy and 21 other countries (19 in 2022), including Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Croatia, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, United States, China and South Korea. The fair will develop on a total exhibition area of over 33 thousand square meters and will occupy the 8 pavilions of the exhibition center. The official inauguration is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, at 10:30 am, with the participation of the authorities. “We are pleased to record these numbers in clear growth,” said Gianantonio Rosa, president of the Montichiari Exhibition Center. “Emergency prevention and management activities are essential to the safety of our communities. REAS 2023 confirms itself as the reference fair for companies that develop technologies and services with the aim of improving intervention standards”.
At “REAS 2023” all the latest technological innovations in this sector will be exhibited, such as new products and equipment for first aid operators, special vehicles for emergency and firefighting, electronic systems and drones for interventions in the event of natural disasters and also aids for people with disabilities. At the same time, during the three days of the fair there will be an extensive program of over 50 conferences, seminars and workshops, which will offer visitors an important opportunity for training and professional updating. Among the numerous events, there will be a conference on “Mutual aid between Municipalities in emergency” organized by the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), the conference entitled “People at the center: the socio-health aspects in emergencies” promoted by the Italian Red Cross, the conference on “The helicopter rescue resource in the Lombard Emergency Emergency System” promoted by the Regional Emergency Urgency Agency (AREU) of the Lombardy Region and the round table on the latest “Firefighting campaign forest in Italy”. New this year will be the “FireFit Championships Europe”, a European competition reserved for firefighters and volunteers in the firefighting sector.
Other conferences of “REAS 2023” will concern the use of helicopters for search and rescue, the use of drones in firefighting missions, the presentation of the map of the 1,500 Italian airports and airfields available for emergency flights, mountain rescue interventions, portable field lighting systems in critical scenarios, seismic risk in industrial plants and the health and psychological approach in case of emergencies or terrorist attacks. The new master on “Crisis & Disaster Management” of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan will also be presented. There will also be an exercise with the simulation of a rescue for road accident organized by the AREU of the Lombardy Region. Finally, the awards of the “Photo Contest REAS” on the theme “Emergency management: the value of teamwork”, the “Giuseppe Zamberletti Trophy” on fire fighting and civil protection and the “Driver of the Year Trophy” for drivers of emergency vehicles have been confirmed. “REAS” is organized by the Montichiari Exhibition Center in partnership with Hannover Fairs International GmbH, organizer of “Interschutz”, the world’s leading trade fair that takes place every four years in Hannover (Germany). Admission is free and open to all, subject to online registration on the event website. More information is available on www.reasonline.it.
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