Tunnel emergencies for English-speaking firefighters

Published:  12 August, 2015

The International Fire Academy in Balsthal, Switzerland is now offering an intensive training course for firefighting operations in road and railway tunnels in English.

The course takes place in Switzerland from 12-16 October 2015 and has been designed to enable officers to adapt the Academy’s operational tactics for their own fire departments.

Numbers are limited to 16-24 firefighters, allowing for one-to-one support as well as the opportunity to train in different roles and operations.

It is recommended that participants have considerable experience in leadership and operations, and all students should be trained and certified in SCBA use.

The International Fire Academy in Balsthal specialises in the development of tactics, techniques, policies and incident training for operating in tunnels.

Over 2,000 firefighters train under ‘live’ conditions at the tactical centre and tunnel training facilities in Balsthal and Lungern each year.

For more information contact Markus Vogt, markus.vogt@ifa-swiss.ch or call +41 62 386 11 21.

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