Training for operations in underground transport systems
The International Fire Academy specialises in the training of fire services for fire and rescue operations in underground transport systems (UTS). Find out here what we are training for, how we train and what trainings we offer.
What we train for
We train firefighters for operations in objects with large penetration depths, e.g. road and rail tunnels. Our training consultants will show you how our training facilities can also be used for other types of UTS, such as tunnel systems from airports or power plant cavers.
We practice didactics based on experience: In our training facilities, the students experience with all their senses the special operational conditions in UTS and learn how to deal with them. The basis for this is our widely accepted Tunnel Firefighting Procedure, which can be adapted by all fire service systems with little effort.
« Avoiding mistakes is reasonable. Learning to deal with mistakes is more reasonable. »
« Learning is fifty-one per cent relearning. »
Courses for Swiss fire services
On behalf of the Swiss Federal Roads Office (ASTRA) and all Swiss railway companies, we train the members of the Swiss fire services that are intended for deployment in tunnels of the national road network or on railway facilities.
Our international offer is made use of by fire services from all over Europe, North America and the Middle and Far East. Our program ranges from on-site training to the training of multipliers and multi-day intensive courses in Switzerland.