Event in focus: 120th Congrès National des Sapeurs-Pompiers de France

Published:  26 July, 2013

Following Amiens last year it is Chambéry and - more widely - the department of Savoy that will welcome national fire services from all over France (especially if they come by bike!).

For the last two years the steering committee, federated within the Cosalp association (Congress Savoy Alps), has been preparing accommodation for incoming firefighters from all over France to ensure they experience an event 10-12 October that is professional, dynamic, sporty and friendly.

On the site of Savoiexpo and within more than 25 000 m² of exhibition space professionals related to the field of fire and rescue will present their innovations in materials and technology.

Congress theme - how to be operational

One of the themes of the congress is the art of being operational and Savoy firefighters invite their colleagues from all over France to share their experience around three themes: mountain rescue and ropes techniques, interventions in tunnels. and complex building fire situations.

With the support of public and private partners visitors will be able to exchange and discover new operational techniques via simulations and exercises.

A sporting congress

Similarly to how cyclists travelled last year from Amiens to Chambery by bike (led by the Chairman of the Board of the Fire Department), the Savoyard launch this year a challenge called "Hyphen".

Fire brigades are being encouraged to travel by bike from their own regions to the city of the Congress, whether in team, singly, relay or in ‘peloton’!

This friendly challenge aims to encourage coordination and links between fire brigades that share the same passion and could meet for a bike ride on Savoy roads on the Friday before the congress 

For more information click here.

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