The new name of the Working Group, proposed to EFSCA Board to be modified, in Portugal 2018 – Education and Training for Fire Services / ETFS
Our working group goal is to achieve common and consistent fire-fighters Education and Training standards all around Europe. We acknowledged many differences between EFSCA-member-nations in the education of professional and voluntary firefighters. We came to the decision to collect data from the EFSCA members to aim to make firefighters education and training in Europe comparable and to allow all firefighters to work in other European countries without any problems of competencies achieved by education and training, wherever they are coming in the European area.
specific character of volunteers as professionals and the different way’s they
are organised in several countries all over Europe, leads to specific needs for
their selection, education, training etc. This working group is about the
exchange and development of knowledge about certification, training, teaching
and educational methods and technics, specially for voluntary Firefighters and
first responders in Europe. This can o.a be done by research, exchange of
experts, exchange of curricula, exchange experiences etc
The working group Innovation, Research &Development has two objectives. 1. To (promote) international exchnage of knowledge for the fire service 2. To (promote) interantional collaboration in research for the fire service.Every year during the general assemblee of EFSCA we updat the common topics of interest. During the year, we organize exchanges of experts on the common topics. We share research results by adding English abstracts to our reports. We have the aim of organising a pan-european network for knowledge exchnage en collabroation for the fire service. We have a varying participation. At the moment Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia(secretary), Hungary, Latvia, Poland,Catalonia, Lviv (Ukrain), Cherkassy (Ukrain) and The Netherlands (chair) parricipate in this group.