State of the art tunnel fire training
There are three types of teams in the Swiss tactical tunnel fire respond method, the reconnaissance team, the fire fighting team and the search and rescue team. In addition there is an incident command.
Every fire fighter in the Swiss fire departments now how to act and how to communicate in the different teams (basic training). This well proven method give the Swiss authorities a quick and safe information about the situation, quick and safe fire fighting response, and a quick and safe search, in any road tunnel fire in Switzerland.
A very important initiative for tunnel safety in Europe, and it is impressive how the Swiss authorities give priority to tunnel safety.
The Photos in this article is taken during a training course for Brandweer Zuid-Limburg, a highly skilled firefighter unit from the Netherlands, learning the Swiss tactical tunnel fire respond method.