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23 Oct 2018

Deadline Extended to October 31st for CTIF Brussel´s Seminar "Fire, Rescue & New Challenges"


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In order to accommodate more participants for the CTIF Seminar "Fire, Rescue & New Challenges", CTIF Belgium has recently secured increased hotel lodging and seats to host more registered participants. The new Official Deadline to register is now Wednesday, October 31.







The 9th & 10th of  November, 2018, CTIF Belgium will organize an international seminar on the theme Fire, Rescue & New Challenges.

During this seminar, various speakers from Belgium and abroad will make presentations on New Technologies, such as the use of drones during interventions, Best Practices for Alternative Energy Vehicles, the new ISO Standard soon to be published as well as the latest developments in the field of Firefighters´ Health.


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For more information, check the Seminar News Page regularly!

The representation of Belgium in CTIF is through the Federal Center of Expertise for Civil Security (KCCE-Ministry of Home Affairs). Different Belgian experts take part in meetings of CTIF Commissions and/or working groups: Extrication and New Technology, Hazardous Materials, Education and Training, Fire Investigations, Forest Fires). 

CTIF has as a main objective to support and stimulate cooperation between fire services and other rescue services from all over the world. The organization has been founded in the year 1900 and currently has 39 member countries, including Belgium, as well as many other European countries, the United States of America, South Korea, Japan and Iran.


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Click here to see the different Registration Packages and Register for the Event


Hotel accommodation at the Conference Center can be reserved on the Registration Form when you  Register for the Seminar!


Please be aware there is an Official CTIF Dinner on Friday evening at the Pullman Center, where, as usual, there will be great opportunities to network and meet old and new friends within Fire & Rescue, both in and outside of the CTIF community.




Please be aware that the Program for the different packages will be slightly different. Those wishing to participate in lectures or workshops outside of their Package type will be accommodated first come-first serve if and when there are seats left over. Please inquire at the Registration Desk for the Seminar or directly at the lecture room. 




Deadline for Registration is October 31st, however we encourage you to register as soon as possible, as seats may fill up fast.

For ongoing information and news about the seminar, please check the Seminar News Page regularly!





Thunder Tiger Sirius Search and Rescue Helicopter. Photo: Wikipedia

Thunder Tiger Sirius Search and Rescue Helicopter. Photo: Wikipedia



Registration Fees and Costs for the Seminar:

The cost for attending one day, either Friday or Saturday, is €50. The cost for attending the two day program is €75 for both days, so the price for the full two days is a really great deal at a discounted price.

The cost for attending Friday´s  CTIF Official Dinner is €65, regardless of which registration package participants chose.



For those participants traveling from outside Brussels, we have arranged accommodation in the same building as the Seminar, the Pullman Brussels Center Midi.

Costs for a (single) room with breakfast in Pullman Brussels Centre Midi:

Hotel on Wednesday 7th of November 2018 (175€)

Hotel on Thursday 8th of November 2018 (160€)

Hotel on Friday 9th of November 2018 (120€)

Hotel on Saturday 10th of November 2018 (120€)


For more information, check the Seminar News Page regularly!


Associate Members:

For information concerning corporate Associate Members wishing to participate in the seminar, please contact vice president Ole Hansen,  or visit our Associate Member´s Information Page here on CTIForg.



Iranian firefighting drone


In order to achieve our objectives, CTIF does scientific research, publishes articles & reports, as well as the organization of different committees and working groups, and collaboration with other organizations (outside of the fire services) who also work in Prevention and Safety.

Apart from these supporting initiatives (for example CTIF Competition Games), CTIF Belgium also handles the dispersion of information, knowledge and Best Practices for the Belgian firefighters and the Federations. New Technologies and knowledge of how to use them will be added to the training of the firefighters.

The November 9-10 seminar fits in perfectly with the objectives of CTIF and KCCE. Our main focus is on the officers of the Belgian fire brigades, however we also invite participants from other member states of CTIF. The seminar will be conducted in English, and translation will be provided into Dutch and French.


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