The history of the Fire
Fire- and rescue
Assignments - crew -
Fire- and Rescue Service Fighter Wing Skrydstrup the primary task of
the Fire- and Rescue service at Fighter Wing Skrydstrup is to rescue
lives at aircraft accidents,
buildings on fire, road accidents, accidents with dangerous
substances and other sorts of accidents
history of Bor the Fire and rescue
The establishment of Fire- and Rescue service of Flyvestation
Skrydstrup began at the end of the forties, during the build-up of
the flight stations. The exact date of the establishment of the
Fire- and Rescue service at Flyvestation Skrydstrup could not be
determined at the stations twenty year old birthday, and therefore
was opted the tenth of August, and this day has been kept as the
stations birthday. The fourth of July would have been more correct,
since on this day was one fenrik and some corporals commanded to
Skrydstrup in order to an establishment of the fire- and rescue
service.By the end of July the station was established with 1 fenrik,
1 excessive sergeant, 8 corporals, 1 math and 26 draftees. In all 37
persons. The building facilities consisted of a smaller farm, which
later was rebuilt and extended to the present fire station.
the farm that was converted to a fire station, was a tablet that
described the history of the property during two hundred years.
During this period it was owned by the family Schmidt. Among others
it had been burned down a few times, and the last owner, Theodor
Schmidt, was forced to transfer it to the germans in 1943. 1. May
1945 the Royal Air Force took control with the property until
November 1945, where it became a CBU-station until the end of
1947.The equipments, which in the beginning consisted of 1 fire
engine, 1 tube tender and 1 ambulance was rented at Gentofte
Fire-fighting Service and Falck.The beginning was characterized by
primitive conditions and poor means, but it rested on a foundation
of idealisms and pioneer spirit.The present station was
build/rebuild in the year 1955, and the fire- and rescue service was
for a year installed partly in tents and partly in Squadron
730`B-flight. The latest extension, the big garage, was built in
Fire- and rescue Fighter Wing Skrydstrup
When plane crashes accur, the fire- and rescue service consist of an
ambulance and a rescue helicopter. The functions are already called
out before the plane is on final approach, then we have the time
necessary to prepare our rescueing mission.
other on base emergencies happen, only the fire- and rescue service
and the infirmeri are called upon.
The crew on the ambulance is always a doctor or nurse.
as aircrafts fireman and
To function at the
fire-and rescue service, one has to have basic-
function education in fire fighting. One are able to take this
education at the Danish Ministry of Society support. If you meet
these qualifications and are hired by RDAF, then you get 8 weeks
education in aircraft fire. Annualy every fire fighter have 120
hours of education
After several years of
duty, you can apply for which is the same as in civil.
Education as fire
If one has to
function as a fire sergent, you have to go thru sergent school in
the RDAF, before one can start at the specific fire fighting
education. The education take place at the Danish ministry of
society support. And consists of
a fire sergent, followed by a first and second part. Finally one has
get a past an aircraft part also. There are requeret proceeding
education as drill sergents in the RDAF.
several years of duty, you can apply for fire sergent which is the
same as fire chief in civil.
Assignments - Crew - Duty
The fire- and rescue service have following priorities of tasks:
- Save people/plane crash/building fire.
- Minimize damages on planes
- To put out building fire
- To minimize toxic- and fuel pollution
- To keep the runways clear of dirt and snow etc.
- To keep the air space above the runway clear of birds.
- Vehicle maintendence
Fire- and rescue service consists currently of 28 fire fighters and
8 managing fire sergents. Then there is a Fire Chief, education
sergent, maintendence personel and an assistant.
The fire- and rescue service is a 24hour 365 days a year job.
There’s always 1 fire sergent and 4 firemen on watch. We work 2
shifts a day, one from 7.00 – 19.00 and one from 19.00-7.00 the
following day. We also plan for 120 hours of annually education.
Besides the Watches, then we have to always keep the runway clear of
FOD, as we call it. FOD (Foreign object destruction), basically it
means the different objects that can be sucked into an airplane’s
engine. We do this to minimize the risks of plane crashes during
takeoff and landing. We shuffle snow during the winter time, this is
primarily done to perform quick action towards enemy aircrafts in
Danish airspace and for other rescue missions with the helicopter.
bird strike during takeoff and landing, it is our duty to keep the
airspace clear of birds.
The personel at the fire- and rescue service are educated soldiers
of the RDAF, and currently takes part in international duty.
A task we prepare us
for future intensive military training. The firemen in RDAF have to
function both as a fireman and at the same time as a soldier in
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