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11 Jun 2019

Fire, Rescue & New Challenges, Ostrava 2019


Dear CTIF Members, Delegates,  Commission Chairs and other Experts within the CTIF CommunityYou are hereby invited to submit Proposals for Lectures during the CTIF Seminar “Fire, Rescue & New Challenges 2019” in Ostrava, Czechia.




To download the official CTIF News Call For Proposals, please scroll down to the bottom of this article. 

Please send one or more Proposal Papers to Neza Strmole at contact@ctif.org 

CTIF´s Executive Committee is excited to announce that Ostrava, Czech Republic is hosting the now yearly CTIF Seminar, Fire, Rescue & New Challenges on October 25 & 26, 2019.

This year’s 2-day seminar will be divided into four half days with the following themes:

- Communications within Fire & Rescue

- New Procedures & Best Practices

- Innovations & Technology in Fire & Rescue

- Lessons Learned from Recent or Past Events 


The Location:

The 2019 CTIF Seminar, hosted by Ostrava Fire Services October 25 - 26, will be held at the Hotel Clarion in Ostrava, a well equipped hotel in the heart of the city with all amenities.


Travel Options:

Ostrava is a modern city on the heart of Moravia, Czech Republic, located approximately 3 hours east of Prague by high speed train. Free airport shuttles will be provided from the two nearest airports Krakow and Katovice, which are both in Poland, about one hour from Ostrava. Please check back in at CTIF.org for annoucements about possible other travel options from Prague airport.



Simultaneous translation will be provided from English to Czech. Other languages may be added upon demand. The working language of the Seminar will be English. 


The background:

The November 2018 CTIF Seminar "Fire, Rescue & New Challenges" in Brussels was such a great success that the CTIF Executive Committee now has decided to make the CTIF Seminar a permanent, yearly event.  The next CTIF Seminar will be in Ostrava, Czech Republic on October 25 & 26, 2019.

The hosting organization will be the Fire Rescue Brigade of Moravian-Silesian Region in cooperation with the Czech Association of Fire Officers, who very successfully hosted the Delegates Assembly 2009, also then in Ostrava.

The CTIF Executive Committee has decided to keep the name of the Seminar the same, since "Fire, Rescue & New Challenges" is a headline which can encompass many current topics and is a name that has already received some recognition in Europe.

Our Call for Proposals is aimed at our Commission Members, our National Member Delegates, our Associate Members and other Experts within our now 40 member countries.  All Speakers will be reimbursed for Travel & Accommodation.


The Deadline:

Please contact vice president Milan Dubravac for more information about our above mentioned topics during the Two Day Seminar in October 2019.

Please send in your Proposal to speak by the July 31 Deadline!


Program: (TBA)

For more updates on Schedules and Program, please check back in at CTIF.org, as more information will be posted shortly. 

See you at Fire, Rescue & New Challenges in October 2019!

Tore Eriksson,

President of CTIF - International  Association of Fire Services