International courses

The International Fire Academy offers local authority and plant fire brigades an extensive range of training services for preparation for fire and rescue deployment situations in road or rail tunnels and similar facilities with great penetration depths.

 

The current offering ranges from compact, two-day courses to training programmes tailor-made for portal fire brigades. The International Fire Academy also runs workshops for the development of deployment concepts for tunnel complexes that already exist, are planned, under construction or being renovated.

 

Next Intensive training course road & railway (ITC Rd&Rl, 4 days):

5th to 9th december 2016 (few seats are still available)

 

The course is specially designed for officers who want to form their own opinion about the International Fire Academy's operational tactics, allowing them to adopt the most suitable elements for their own services. Read more 

 

An overview of the entire international training program can be downloaded here

Compact course: road & rail (CC Rd&Rl)

In the two-day road & rail compact course, we make you familiar with the special conditions of deployment at great penetration depths, instruct you in the most important theoretical fundamentals using case studies and introduce you to the tactics and techniques required for deployment in road and rail tunnels. You do not have to be able to use breathing apparatus for this course. more

Intensive training course - road (ITC Rd)

The road intensive course lasts three days (around four days including travel to and from the Academy) and has been devised especially for management personnel and training supervisors. You experience and learn everything necessary to be able to develop a deployment concept for "your" fire brigade for "your" road tunnel. more

Intensive training course - road & rail (ITC Rd&Rl)

The road & rail intensive course lasts four days (around five days including travel to and from the Academy) and has been devised especially for management personnel and training supervisors. You experience and learn everything necessary to be able to develop a deployment concept for "your" fire brigade for "your" road or rail tunnel. more

Disseminator training

Disseminator training has proven ideal for the comprehensive training of a large number of fire service personnel. Where this is concerned, the International Fire Academy trains instructors according to the "train the trainer" principle who can then prepare the firefighters of their particular brigade for deployment in tunnel complexes when they get back home.more

Workshop: preparation for deployment

Workshops offering preparation for deployment are a combined development and training programme: with intensive support from our instructors, management personnel from one (or two) portal fire brigades covering a tunnel develop deployment concepts that are immediately tested and optimised using simulations. more

Training programmes for portal fire brigades

In terms of content, this complete programme represents a tailor-made combination of all the training elements of the International Fire Academy. Depending on the requirements and alternatives of the commissioning fire service, the individual training sections can be carried out either at our Lungern or Balsthal sites or at the location covered by the portal fire brigades.

This programme is of particular interest to fire brigades that "inherit a tunnel" or whose tunnel complexes are renovated. more

Training

Many fire brigades already have at their disposal deployment concepts for "their" tunnel. However, there are often no practical opportunities for practising tactics and techniques under realistic conditions, for example deployment using closed-circuit breathing apparatus. more