Results of the XX International Conference
From November 19 to November 22, 2019 in Karaganda (Republic of Kazakhstan), the XX International Conference of the Heads of Fire and Rescue Services of the Ministries, Departments, Associations, Federations of the Member Countries of the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers (ISFFR) was held.
The Conference was attended by representatives of the fire and rescue services of 16 states: the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Latvia, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Senegal, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Republic of Croatia and the Czech Republic. For the first time, representatives of the State of Qatar in observer status took part.
Within the framework of the Conference, a number of major issues were considered, aimed at the further development of fire and rescue sports, holding international sports events in 2020 and tasks for the period 2020-2023, as well as promoting fire and rescue sports to the Olympic level.
The reporting report for 2019 was made by the Director of the Executive Committee of the ISFFR Andrey Kalinin. He expressed gratitude to the Russian Federation for hosting the XV World Fire and Rescue Sport Championship in Saratov at a high organizational level. These world championships have entered another page in the history of the fire and rescue services of the World Community.
New world records in sports disciplines of fire and rescue sports among men, women, boys, juniors, girls and juniors have been approved. The ranks of judges of the international category in fire and rescue sports were awarded to representatives of the Azerbaijan Republic, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and the Slovak Republic. Currently, the ISFFR has 112 international judges. The Plan of the main sporting events of the ISFFR for the next year was agreed and approved.
Particular attention of the conference participants was paid to the organization and holding of the World Championships in 2020. Video presentations on holding the World Championships in 2020 in the city of Karaganda (the Republic of Kazakhstan) and in the city of Čakovec (the Republic of Croatia) are presented. The Conference approved the provisions on the XVI World Championship for men and the VII World Championship for women in fire and rescue sport from August 31 to September 6, 2019 in Karaganda (the Republic of Kazakhstan) and the X World Championship for young men and juniors and the VI World Championship among girls and juniors in fire and rescue sport from August 10 to 16, 2019 in Čakovec (Republic of Croatia). The composition of the main refereeing boards of the 2020 world championships has been approved.
The ISFFR member countries appreciated the work of the Sports and Technical Committee, the Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee, and the Sports and Disciplinary Commission.
A highlight of the Conference was the presentation of certificates of entry into the ISFFR of the fire and rescue services of the People’s Republic of China and the Kyrgyz Republic. The President of the ISFFR presented the heads of the fire and rescue services of the member countries of the ISFFR with the well-deserved medals “For the Commonwealth in the Name of Sports”, as well as commemorative plaques for the great work to develop fire and rescue sport at the international level.
November 19-22, 2019
Republic of Kazakhstan, Karaganda