First practical training of the Hazmat commission of CTIF

During the 2016 meeting in Croatia, the Hazardous commission decided to organize common practical trainings.

The first one took place, the last 1st and 2nd march 2017, in the French Mulhouse fire station and was managed by the Radiological unit of Upper Rhine Fire Department.

Questions and answers

1. Question

Is your national and local Fire and Rescue Service a State or Municipal Service?

  • London Fire Brigade – metropolitan
  • United Kingdom – metropolitan/non-metropolitan, private, nuclear
  • Sweden – municipal, private organisations - nuclear, airport
  • Norway – municipal and private organisations
  • Denmark – municipal and private organisations
  • Slovenia – municipal, private organisations, airport
  • Austria – municipal, private organizations, airport

2. Question

How many operational... Read more


Four working group
We have established four working groups under the following headings to collate information from a survey that we are formulating:

Family and Caring

  • Pregnancy
  • Maternity Policies
  • Nursery/kindergarten facilities


  • Salary
  • Retirement
  • Definition of a firefighter

Technical and Physical Issues

  • Uniform
  • Physical fitness


  • Promotion
  • Culture


The Commission is working on... Read more

CTIF Extra News December 2016

CTIF Extrication & New Technology has been working intensely during the last years with the special problems connected to many of the new vehicle types. Many of these problems are related to the fuels and other Hazardous materials. Therefore the work is being done together with the CTIF Hazmat Commission. Last year CTIF awarded two French colleagues for their research and development of a Best Practice Procedure for this type of events.

POP alert

CTIF has for over 100 years had a long term commitment to improve public and first responder safety in crisis situations and recognises that early alerting and knowing what to do when dangerous situations arise are key components to achieving safer outcomes.

It has therefore been a major partner in a consortium that aims to improve the ability of emergency agencies, first responders and the public to work at achieving this aim in Europe using global lessons and fundamental research

POP-ALERT was a 2 year project financed... Read more