Interschutz agenda: From consulting on tunnel projects to fire service training

The International Fire Academy is in a continuous learning process on the subject of tunnel operations. To this end, our employees are in contact with fire services, higher-level organisations and a wide range of experts. With the expertise we have acquired over more than 20 years, we would like to help visitors of the Interschutz at our stand A26 in hall 13 with all their questions about preparing for tunnel operations.

Our contact persons at Interschutz

Three consultation tables at our stand will be continuously staffed during the fair. If a question cannot be answered spontaneously, we will take care of it immediately. For your trade fair planning, you can download a schedule of our contact persons here.

Good preparation starts long before the tunnel exists

The path to operational readiness for a tunnel facility is a challenging development process for fire services. Which emergency personnel and resources are needed must be worked out based on the respective tunnel system and the situation of the fire services in charge. Urs Kummer, CEO of the International Fire Academy, and Christian Brauner, head of the Didactics and Deployment Team, have supported the development of the intervention concept for tunnel systems such as the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel. At the booth, they provide information on how the International Fire Academy can support the way to an intervention concept for tunnels. Urs Kummer is available as a discussion partner on June 20th and 21st, and Christian Brauner from the 23rd to the 25th of June.

Solving problems together

Preparing for a tunnel does not always go smoothly. In individual cases, conflicts arise between the parties involved. Then the International Fire Academy also offers mediation between fire services and municipalities, tunnel designers, tunnel builders and operators or supervisory authorities. Urs Kummer and Christian Brauner can also provide information on this systemic organisational counselling.

Advancing training with cooperation

Many training courses at the International Fire Academy are coordinated by higher-level bodies, such as ministries, fire academies or regional organisations. The fire services are thus relieved and can usually plan the training of their personnel more flexibly. Daniel Berchtold, the deputy CEO of the International Fire Academy, will provide information on the various forms of cooperation on June 20th, 21st and 23rd

Joint long-term planning

When it comes to course design for such long-term collaborations, Marco Nigg is your contact. One of his latest projects, for example, is the preparation of the new courses for the Baden-Württemberg State Fire Service School, which will start anew in autumn with additional online pre- and post-courses. He will answer questions about the organisation and content of training courses at the trade fair stand from 20th  to 22nd June.

Jointly designing the approach to training

Markus Vogt travels to many fire services as a training consultant to pave the way together with them for their training at the International Fire Academy. He is familiar with a wide range of tunnel systems and their special features, different intervention and training concepts as well as financing options. He also supports cooperation between individual fire services and gives introductions to issues concerning tunnels on site. Markus Vogt will be the contact person on all days of the trade fair for all questions relating to fire service training for tunnel operations.

Personal exchange in four languages

Marianne Wernli, Head of Training, together with her deputy Andreas Schneider and the senior instructors Marcel Schleuniger, Sandro Stramonio and Thomas Luder, are also available to answer any questions about the training offered for tunnel fire services and preparation for operations in underground car parks. This makes it possible to respond to visitors at the stand in all four course languages - German, English, French and Italian - on all days. Organisational aspects of the training can be discussed as well as the concrete training contents and procedures. Interested parties will also receive information on how to get a personal impression of the training facilities and the training operation.

Training facilities and infrastructure for training

Markus Burger is responsible for the technical equipment and infrastructure of the International Fire Academy. He can provide information not only about the training facilities but also about the vehicles, the instruction materials and the procurement of all resources for the training. Markus Burger will be there for visitors as a contact person at stand A26 in hall 13 on the 23rd of June.

We take time for your concerns

We look forward to your visit and seeing many course participants and fire service officers again.