Commissions news and events

Training of judges for the international Youth Fire Brigade competitions in 2017 of 14-16th October 2016 in Linz

Friday, 14. October 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 16. October 2016 (All day)
LINZ, Upper-Austria

Ladies and gentlemen,
again to ensure a regular and youth-friendly review at the 21. International Youth Fire Brigades competitions in VILLACH 2017, but also to convey to the Competition Rules 7th edition of 2012 for the International Youth Fire Brigades competitions, will the reviewers offered a reviewer training as in previous years.

This reviewer training the reviewers of the National Fire Brigade associations given the opportunity, on the basic of practical exercises to gain experience but also to acquire knowledge about the handling of the Competition Rules.

Given the encouraging high power density are the winning groups in their results extremely tight at the top, so to view a regular review of decisive importance. In addition, all participating groups have the right to be objective and equally assessed or evaluated. It is therefore necessary that the evaluators to the 21th International Youth Fire Brigades competitions according VILLACH 2017 (Austria) are sent to participate in this training in the fall 2016. It intends to send only those Contributor which are also involved in the activities with the young firefighters in the National Fire Brigade associations.

These courses have been proven in the past, from 1996 to 2014 and again well as paving
the way for the next Contributor International Youth Fire Brigades competitions 2017
VILLACH, Austria.

Kind regards
BR Ignaz Mascha, eh.
Internationaler Jugendbewerbsleiter

Jörn-Hendrik Kuinke, eh.
Vorsitzender der IJLK des CTIF

Rescue and Fire Fighting at Airports meeting 2016

Monday, 5. September 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, 7. September 2016 (All day)
Helsinki, Finnland
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19 th meeting of the History Commission

Wednesday, 5. October 2016 (All day)
Pribyslav, Czech Republic

Dear CTIF comrades.
I cordially invite you to the 19 th meeting of the Commission on Wednesday, 5 th October 2016 from 10.00 to 16.00 to the Fire Brigade Movement Centre Pribyslav, Czech Republic.

1. Report of the Chairman and the members, activities 2015/2016
2. Certification of fire brigade museums, report state of affairs (Schamberger)
3. Certification of historical fire brigades vehicles, report state of affairs (Sallaberger)
4. Venues and topics for the coming conferences (2017 = 25 th conference)
5. Archive of the CTIF, museum of the CTIF, further activities
6. Various things

Following to the 19 th meeting of our Commission, the 24 th conference of the International Study Group from the 6 th to 8 th October also will take place in Pribyslav.
I hope that you can take part in the 19 th meeting and in the 24 th conference.

With comradely greetings
Peter Schmid

CTIF Forest fires Commission Meeting 2016

Monday, 23. May 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, 24. May 2016 (All day)
Valabre, France

Dear colleagues,

I hereby invite you to participate to the CTIF forest-fires commission’s meeting in Valabre, France, on May 23rd and 24th. For the preparation, please find the following program:
1. French doctrine, forest-fires
2. Aero surveillance
3. Simulation
4. New flight base of the Civil Protection in Nimes
5. Meeting with the working group of the European program I.G.N.I.S. (Initiative for Global maNagement of bIg fires through Simulation).

The I.G.N.I.S. program is led, during two years, by 4 countries:
- United Kingdom: Northumberland County
- Italy: Firefighters, public assistance and civil defence department
- Portugal: Firefighters national school
- France: l’ENTENTE pour la forêt Méditerranéenne
They work on:
- The growing importance of forest-fires in Europe;
- The impact of climate change and its repercussions on operational responses;
- The lack of resources, the difficulties about coordination with external reinforcements;
- Logistical problems
- The differences between interventions doctrines

The meeting will begin on May 23rd around 19:00 with a diner in Valabre and will end on May 24th around 16:30.

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Fire Prevention Commission annual meeting 2016

Monday, 13. June 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, 15. June 2016 (All day)
London, United Kingdom

Fire Prevention Commission is organizing 2016 annual meeting. Meeting will take place in London UK, from June 13. to 15. and will be hosted by European Fire Sprinkler Network. A preliminary agenda is attached. Fire Prevention Commission welcomes CTIF members states representatives to join us at the meeting. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ales Jug (Fire Prevention Commission Chairman) to get more information (

Announcement of spring 2016 CTIF Fire Prevention Commission Meeting

CTIF Fire Prevention Commission will hold annual meeting on June 13. -15. Meeting will be hosted by
European Sprinkler Network and will take place in London UK. Plan to discuss:
1. New Fire Prevention Commission members
2. E-learning documents – Where are we and what to do in the future?
    a. Adding a new documents
    b. Organizing a library
    c. Make a user friendly CTIF web page
3. Fire safety in Entertainment facilities – discussion about a proposed guideline
4. Active fire protection systems – Residential fire suppression systems
5. Fire safety as an important part of a holistic safety process (Safe Cities, Safe Community, etc.)
6. Cooperation with other CTIF (and other – CFPA, NFPA, FEU,) commissions – can we optimize
our work?

13th symposium of the International Youth Leader Commission

Thursday, 5. May 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 8. May 2016 (All day)
Trento, Italy

Dear comrades,
by decision of the International Youth Leader Commission may I invite all national associations of CTIF fort he 13th symposium.

The organization of the 13th Symposium accepts the association of volunteer fire departments of the province Trentino (Italy).

Under the motto „Youth Fire Brigade – challenges of the future“ we want to work in workshops following topics:
1. Transfer oft he Youth Fire Brigade to active duty
2. Integration – challenges / opportunities ?
3. Youth Fire Brigade still has a future?
4. Challenges by children fire departements

Of Each national association can participate 3 teenagers and 2 carers.
The participation fee is 60,00 € per person.

Thursday, 5th May 2016 - Arrival till 18.00 Uhr
Friday, 6th May 2016 - Symposium
Saturday, 7th May 2016 - Symposium
Sunday, 8th Mai 2016 - Departure

The registration should done till 31th March 2016. Please give us the contact of the delegation
leader with attached table.

After registration you will get more information!

Kind regards

Jörn-Hendrik Kuinke
Internation Youth Leader Commission of CTIF

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Spring meeting CTIF Commission for Extrication and New Technology

Tuesday, 24. May 2016 (All day) to Thursday, 26. May 2016 (All day)
Poitiers Fire school, France

CTIF HazMat Commission Meeting in Trogir/Croatia

Wednesday, 30. March 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 3. April 2016 (All day)
Trogir, Croatia

Preliminary Program


Wednesday March 30th 2016

  • Arrivals (by plain at airport Split, you will be fetched by fire-fighters to the hotel)

  • 20.00-22.00 Welcome drink and dinner at hotel Palace (

Thursday, March 31st 2016

  • 09.00-13.00 First part of the meeting in hotel Palace

  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch at the hotel

  • 14.00-17.00 Second part of the meeting in hotel Palace

  • 17.00-20.00 Free time

  • 20.00-22.30 Dinner at the hotel

Partners program:

  • 09.00-12.30 Visit of Split and surroundings

  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch in hotel Palace

Friday, April 1st 2016

  • 08.30 Departure infront of the hotel to shipyard Trogir

  • 09.00-11.00 Visit of shipyard Trogir

  • 11.30-13.00 Third part of the meeting

  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch in hotel Palace

  • 13.00-17.00 Fourth part of the meeting

  • 18.00-20.00 Visit of volunteer fire-brigade Trogir (if time)

  • 20.30-22.30 Dinner in hotel Palace

Partners program:

  • 11.30-13.00 Visit of old town Trogir in own arrangement

  • 18.00-20.00 Visit of volunteer fire-brigade Trogir (if time)

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

  • 09.00-12.00 Fifth part of the meeting in hotel Palace

  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch at the hotel

  • 13.00-15.00 Sixth part of the meeting

  • 17.00-23.00 Excursion-dinner with local and national fire-fighters in restaurant Radešić (50 km away)

Partners program:

  • 9.00-12.00 Sightseeing of Trogir in own arrangement

  • 17.00-23.00 Excursion with commission members

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

  • Departures

Price in hotel Palace, Trogir (5 km away from the airport Split): in single-room 100 EUR per night (includes full program); double-room for 2 persons 140 EUR per night (includes full program)

Zagreb, 16.10.2015

Mario Starčević