Training on fire in tunnels and galleries

Applus+ TST organises and delivers theoretical and practical training courses relating to fire and ventilation issues in tunnels. The courses are customised and aimed at:

  • Fire intervention teams (firefighters, civil protection)
  • Tunnel operators and security managers
  • Engineers and designers of fire safety systems
  • Tunnel control room operations staff
  • Drivers of machinery and rolling stock

On the following links you can download the information and programmes of specific courses:

During its 10 years of operation, the fire in tunnels training activity has continued to increase until it has become the benchmark centre in the peninsula for training on fire in tunnels for the various professionals in the sector. It is therefore worth touching upon the courses which have been offered in this time:

  • Theoretical and practical one-day course for bus drivers about fire and evacuation in tunnels (nine editions).
  • Theoretical and practical one-day course for staff from the Huerna motorway concessionaire (AUCALSA), about fire and evacuation in tunnels (two editions).
  • Theoretical and practical one-day course for staff from ADIF about fire and emergencies in tunnels (four editions).
  • One-day course in underground and tunnel rescue techniques for the staff at the National School of Civil Protection (four editions).
  • One-day course on fires and ventilation in tunnels for emergency response staff at the COFRENTES nuclear power plant (four editions).
  • Theoretical and practical course on fire in tunnels organised for the STMR (Rock Mechanics Technical Services) for professionals in the sector (two editions).
  • Theoretical and practical one-day course for the staff from the Tunnels of Barcelona and Cadí concessionaire about fire and evacuation in tunnels.
  •  Theoretical and practical one-day course for staff from the Marao Tunnel concessionaire (Portugal) about fire and evacuation in tunnels.
  • Theoretical and practical one-day course for staff from SCUTVIAS, concessionaire of tunnels in Portugal, about fire and evacuation in tunnels (two editions).

Training for Fire-Fighters and Mining Brigades

Applus+ TST organises and delivers practical training courses for emergency service professionals, Fire Brigades and Rescue Teams. The courses are aimed at training professionals about intervention in fires in tunnels and shafts, enabling the Emergency Services to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about fire factors and risks associated with fires in tunnels and other underground facilities, as well as the security installations in these facilities.

The specific training in this field covers both the theory needed to understand the factors which affect this kind of fire and the practical aspects of intervention by emergency teams. It is worth highlighting how important it is that, using our unique facilities, this type of training features practical exercises in real fire conditions.

Some of the specific objectives of the course are:

  • To acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about fire factors in tunnels, the risks associated with fires (in tunnels and other underground facilities), and the security installations in these facilities
  • To gain direct experience of the problems of fires in tunnels
  • To be introduced to the basic theories which influence these processes
  • To be introduced to emergency response procedures
  • To gain knowledge of the methodology and equipment necessary for this type of intervention
  • To carry out practical training exercises in the context of fire in tunnels and underground facilities
  • To acquire knowledge about the different techniques for fighting underground fires
  • To carry out intervention simulations using the command and control system

On the following links you can download information and programmes for the following specific courses:

During its 10 years of operation, the fire in tunnels training activity has continued to increase until it has become the benchmark centre in the peninsula for training on fire in tunnels for the various professionals in the sector. It is therefore worth making reference to the courses which have been offered in this time:

  • Theoretical and practical three-day course about fire in tunnels, open call (two editions).
  • Theoretical and practical three-day course about intervention in fire in tunnels for the Oviedo Fire Brigade (three editions).
  • Theoretical and practical three-day course about fire in tunnels for the Zaragoza Fire Brigade (three editions).
  • Theoretical and practical three-day course about fire in tunnels for the Madeira Fire Brigade (four editions).
  • Theoretical and practical three-day course about command and control of fire in tunnels for the Madeira Fire Brigade.
  • Theoretical and practical three-day course about intervention in fire in tunnels for the Oporto and Vila Real Fire Brigade (two editions).
  • Theoretical and practical four-day course about intervention in fire in tunnels and shafts for the Israeli Fire Brigade (two editions).
  • Fire in tunnels training day for the Asturias Fire Brigade (nine editions).
  • Practical two-day training course on fire in tunnels for the Alicante Fire Brigade.
  • Practical three-day training course on fire in tunnels and shafts for the Community of Madrid Fire Brigade (three editions)
  • Theoretical and practical three-day course about intervention in fires in tunnels and the metro for the Barcelona Fire Brigade.
  • Four-day training course on firefighting and emergencies in tunnels and shafts for staff from the firefighting service of Aena Airports, S.A. (seven editions)
  • Two-day training on firefighting and emergencies in tunnels for staff from the firefighting service of Aena Airports, S.A. (One edition)
  • Theoretical and practical two-day course on intervention in fire in tunnels for the SOMINCOR Mine Rescue Team (Portugal) (five editions).
  • Theoretical and practical two-day course about fire in tunnels for the Agua Blanca Mine Rescue Team (Narcea River) (two editions).
  • Theoretical and practical one-day course about intervention in fire in tunnels for the Aguas Teñidas Mine Rescue Team.
  • Theoretical and practical two-day course on fire in tunnels for firefighter candidates. (one edition).

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