From basic knowledge to operation command

The spectrum of cantonal courses at the Intercantonal Fire Service Training Centre starts with basic courses and ranges from group leader and officer courses to fire chief courses including the corresponding repetition courses. The cantons also train and further train instructors at the Intercantonal Fire Service Training Centre. For firefighters from fire services with the special task «Operations in National Road Tunnels» or «Operations on Railway Facilities» the courses of the International Fire Academy are used.

Cantons BL/BS

The fire service inspectorate Beider Basel is responsible for around 60 fire services with approximately 2 500 firefighters in the cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Basel-Stadt. The entire training offer has been EDUQUA certified since 2012. Linked to this are the four guiding principles that training must be safe, practical, simple and understandable and goal-oriented. The courses Basic Knowledge and Officer I were also awarded the FSCS Quality Label.

Canton SO

In the canton of Solothurn, there are 84 fire services with around 3 900 members. Quality control is also an important issue in the fire service inspectorate of Solothurn. In 2017, for example, the newly designed three-day training as a fire service instructor (course 31) was audited and awarded the FSCS Quality Label. The external expert review confirmed that the processes, course objectives and expectations of the participants correspond to the requirements of the FSCS label.


Successful training

« The success of our fire service training is based on three pillars: experienced fire service instructors, lessons from operations that flow directly into training, as well as realistic training facilities, which are built up and operated on experiences gained through these pillars. »

Lt. colonel Daniel Weisskopf
Fire service inspector BS and head of bicantonal firefighting training of the cantons BL/BS

Appropriate infrastructure

« The training opportunities in the Intercantonal Fire Service Training Centre are very diverse. There is no subject that we cannot train within the existing infrastructure. The fire services also appreciate the opportunity to practice on evenings or Saturdays. »

Colonel Markus Grenacher
Fire service inspector SO and head of fire service department

Canton JU

In the canton of Jura, there are 19 fire services with around 1 100 members. The canton uses the training infrastructure in Balsthal for its basic and group leader courses as well as for the further training of instructors.

Benefiting from a top infrastructure

Our infrastructure with fire service and tunnel training facilities, class and meeting rooms as well as accommodation and catering enables an efficient course design.

The realistic practice scenarios systematically cover the main challenges of deployments. They allow a variety of variations so that the challenges for the participants can be increased with each drill. The practical practice is in the foreground, but materials and rooms are also available for the transfer of knowledge according to modern standards.