TST carry out tunnel and gallery fire intervention training for Fire Fighters and Mining Brigades. These courses provide enough theoretical knowledge to address the problem with guarantees. Practical training is provided in real-like conditions in facilities, which are the only ones of their kind.

To reach the objective previously set, the agenda proposed is flexible and adaptable to students’ and the target service characteristics, making headway in the following areas:

  • Problem analysis: this involves the description of the environment where we will be operating and the potential circumstances we may encounter. The fire behavior and evolution will have to be analyzed in detail in order to be addressed.
  • Addressing the intervention: once the problem has been identified, different intervention possibilities will be identified: from the basic viewpoint of the first person to intervene and from the tactical and strategic viewpoint linked to the incident control and management.
  • Implementation: gradually, the skills and competences acquired will be put into practice, depending on the level of the students and the contracted course, in the form of case study, practical examples, emergency drills and operations.

Here follows a list of the different theoretical and practical contents a typical course may include:

Theoretical contents:

  • Fire evolution
  • Active protection systems
  • Special equipment
  • Ventilation systems
  • Case study
  • Practical events
  • Risks during intervention
  • Operational procedures
  • Staff control
  • Management and control
  • Legal framework

Practical content:

Many different practical sessions can be carried out in these facilities, depending on the fire loads, on the students’ skills and equipment, the ventilation handling and the number of objectives set out.  Examples of the different possibilities are briefly described below.  These can also be combined together.

  • Smoke evolution
  • Cold practical sessions
  • Orientation and search
  • Penetration with long lays and tracking sectorization, penetration through entrances, simultaneous penetration

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In the following links you can download the information and programs about specific courses:

In TST along its 10 years, the training activity on fire in tunnels has been increasing continuously until now, becoming TST the reference centre in Spain, in fire tunnel training for different professionals, as we refer to the courses given over this year:

Fire-Fighters

  • Three days theoretical and practical course of fires in tunnels, open call (2 editions).
  • Four days theoretical and practical course of action in tunnel and galleries fires for the airport fire-fighters (2 editions).
  • Two days theoretical and practical course of action in galleries fires for the airport fire-fighters (1 edition).
  • Three days theoretical and practical course of action in tunnel fire for OVIEDO fire-fighters (3 editions).
  • Three days theoretical and practical course of action in tunnel fire for ZARAGOZA fire-fighters (2 editions).
  • Two days practical course of action in tunnel fire for ZARAGOZA fire-fighters (1 edition).
  • Three days BASIC course of action in tunnel fire for MADEIRA fire-fighters (3 editions).
  • Three days ADVANCE course of action in tunnel fire for MADEIRA fire-fighters (2 editions).
  • Four days ADVANCE course of action in tunnel fire for ISRAEL fire-fighters (2 editions).
  • Tunnel fire days for ASTURIAS fire-fighters. (9 editions).
  • Two days practices in tunnel fires for ALICANTE fire-fighters.
  • Two days theoretical and practical course of action in tunnel fire for ALMERÍA fire-fighters (2 editions).
  • Two days long theoretical and practical course of tunnel fire for fire-fighters candidates.
  • Two days theoretical and practical course of action in tunnel fire for ANDORRA fire-fighters.

Mining Brigades

  • Two days theoretical and practical course of action in tunnel fire for SOMINCOR Mine Fire Brigade (Portugal) (5 editions).
  • Two days theoretical and practical course of action in tunnel fire for AGUA BLANCA Mine Fire Brigade (4 editions).
  • Two days theoretical and practical course of action in tunnel fire for AGUAS TEÑIDAS Mine Fire Brigade (2 editions).

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