Steam-powered fire engine. On display at the training facilities in Moreton in Marsh, UK. Own photo. Wikipedia Commons License.
Přibyslav, Czech Republic (Hometown of the official CTIF Fire Brigade Museum)
09 May 2022

"The steam engine in the fire department" the topic for 2022 at the 29th Conference by the CTIF History Commission


Logo History CommissionThe working group for the fire department and fire protection history is an open community and therefore open to all! No matter what service level, which fire department career, whether civil person or ministerial employee, etc, we are open to new members.


Dear ladies and gentlemen, comrades and friends of the fire service history,
We are looking forward to producing an appealing and interesting conference volume 2022 and meeting you in October. Attached please find the invitation and registration for this event in English.

The international study group is an open forum with the aim of a qualified exploration of the fire brigade and fire protection history. Therefore, all persons, to whom the research and history of the fire brigades is an aim, are invited to publish their research results on the topic in the conference volume and to present it during the conference.

The host and organizer of the 29th meeting of our International Working Group in Přibyslav is the Association of Fire Brigades of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia in the Czech Republic.



The conference language is German and English. If you want a translator, you have to arrange it by yourself. As the presentation time is restricted, please determine only one speaker of every country (historically shaped region). The time management will be arranged in cooperation with the chairman Ingo Valentini.


Topic for 2022

„The steam engine in the fire department“. The title of the topic reveals quite a bit about this year's conference topic. The primary focus of research and description is the use and purchase of steam engines in your region or in the respective federal state.

There will be an entire article on the steam engines covering the technology and history of steam engine. Regarding coordination and questions about your contributions from a multi-author country, contact your national delegate.

As requested at the 28th conference, the contribution can be written in the language of your choice (national language, English or German). In order to reach a wide Readership, we recommend at least a summary in German or English.


Deadline for contributions: May 21

If you want to publish a contribution, please write to beitrag@ctif-history.com until May 21st, 2022 indicating the provisional page count (A4 in Arial 12, paragraph 0 pt, single line spacing) and the number of images.

Final deadline is July 26th, 2022! We ask you to reliably meet the deadline. The attachments can be transferred via FTP (File Transfer Protocol). A detailed guideline is attached.

If you would also like to present your contribution at the conference, a digital presentation in PDF or MS PowerPoint format is required. The conference language is German and English.

You are kindly requested to present in these languages, If you need an interpreter you have to arrange it by yourself.

If you have any questions, please contact Chairman Ingo Valentini.

More information in the attached files!

Best regards, 
Stanislav and Ingo


Photo Credit: Steam-powered fire engine. On display at the training facilities in Moreton in Marsh, UK. Own photo. Wikipedia Commons License