31.5. - 3.6. 2017
International Fire Fighting Equipment and Services Fair
The [Czech] state plans to invest billions to strengthen its security; equipment expansion and modernization are planned by soldiers, policemen, firemen and customs officers. Similar intentions can be seen in governments of other countries as well, which is good news for the export-oriented Czech defence and security industry. This year's security fairs in Brno expect to show the most comprehensive offer of the sector in the recent years.
Firefighters are also planning to modernize technology and equipment, both for the professionals from the Fire Brigade as well as members of volunteer fire brigades. Overall, Czech firefighters will work with a budget of 8.7 billion Crowns this year, which is about 900 million more than in 2016. They want to invest 1.1 billion and finance should go to purchase a new intervention equipment or refurbishment of fire stations for volunteer firefighters. A traditional exhibitor at the safety fairs, the State Material Reserves Administration, plans an extensive modernization of their equipment and supplies.
In the context of fighting against terrorist threats and with increased emphasis on national security, a massive upgrade of police and customs officers’ equipment continues. Thanks to an increase in the budget, the Ministry of Interior is planning to invest hundreds of millions of Crowns in new vehicles, bulletproof vests, weapons or hand-held laser radars this year. They should also buy uniform parts and accessories, motorcycles, handheld speed meters, radio communication systems and new information systems. In the medium term the Czech Police plan to purchase multipurpose helicopters, all-terrain vehicles or optical devices.
Police leadership wants to continue the massive renewal of its facilities in the coming year and plans to invest hundreds of millions CZK in new vehicles or other equipment for the police force. During 2017, acquisitions should include beside cars also bulletproof vests, weapons or hand-held laser radars.
The 18th International Fair of Fire Technology and Services PYROS will take place in Brno from 31 May till June 2017. A new retail zone will be open to exhibitors of protective equipment.
Security has become a clear priority these days. At this time of increased risks deriving from new outbreaks of war, terrorist attacks as well as other threats, governments do not hesitate to invest in defense and security technologies. Along with that is growing the importance of the defense industry, which has traditionally a strong position in the Czech Republic. Companies present their new products aimed for security forces at trade fairs, to which the Brno‘s IDET has belonged since 1993.