Consulting for facility-specific solutions
No underground transport system is just like another. Every fire service has different possibilities and needs. This is why the International Fire Academy supports fire services and their partners in the development and implementation of facility-specific intervention concepts.
The challenge of resource shortage
Fire operations in UTS require a high level of personnel. Many (volunteer) fire service can hardly provide this level. Especially during the day, there is a lack of immediately available emergency personnel in many places. Then the demand arises for full-time personnel, a facility fire service or organizational and technical measures to compensate for the lack of resources. In the case of new UTS buildings, these questions should be clarified before construction begins; also to provide the fire service with sufficient time for operational planning.
The fire service must cooperate intensively with the carrier of the respective UTS and other partners, both in the preparation of the operation and in an emergency. Thereby quite different worlds can meet. We support the concerning parties to find a common language, to develop an understanding of the different perspectives and to work together to develop mutually acceptable solutions.
From networking to assessments
Thanks to our close network with the European fire service and tunnel community, we can often establish quick contact with those who have already solved the same or similar problem. Some issues, on the other hand, require comprehensive analysis and expert opinions. Our tactical workshops have proven to be very helpful, in which the solutions are both developed and tested in practice.
We support the participants in finding the most suitable solution together.