International Fire Academy for Underground Firefighting



The International Fire Academy IFA is Europe’s leading fire academy for instruction and training in underground transportation facilities.

An expert team delivers the Swiss tunnel training in the heart of Switzerland, a country known for its many tunnels, using a training concept that has been specially developed for the purpose and which enjoys extensive support. At the heart of the fire academy are two unique, gas-fired tunnel exercise facilities in the Swiss towns of Balsthal and Lungern, in which students can be deployed and trained on a 1:1 basis.

You will find all you need to know here about the educational and training facilities at the International Fire Academy ifa. Find out how you and your fire brigade can benefit from the Swiss tunnel deployment course and the training concept we developed ourselves, which training courses and modules can help you move forward systematically or simply take a virtual tour of the unique infrastructure of our fire academy with no obligation on your part.