Training Center & Publishing House

It is one of the primary objectives of VdS to bundle knowledge and to pass it on and, in doing so, to set sustainable standards. Behind this claim stands a wide range of information and training courses which leaves no questions unanswered in VdS core fields of fire protection and security. Besides conferences and in-house courses at the customers', the training and further training courses for fire and security officers play a central role. VdS also offers a diverse publishing program. In the past years, the number of VdS publications has continued to grow and include sets of rules, extensive reference book series, technical films, as well as the journal s+s report.

We offer:

  • Around 30 technical conferences annually
  • 80 different courses, seminars and workshops
  • About 200 sessions per year in Cologne and at other locations
  • Certified quality management according to ISO 9001:2008 for courses and technical conferences
  • Selected courses in cooperation with the Association for Promotion of German Fire Protection (vfdb) and with recognition by the European fire protection organization CFPA Europe
  • VdS guideline series with about 600 titles, of which over 100 are in English

Further information about our training and publishing program can be found in the following categories: