Fire Brigade

The CERN Fire Brigade has several key duties. It exists: To protect the life and ensure the safety of all CERN personnel, contractors, visitors and users from fire and other threats; to provide emergency ambulance care due to accident or illness; to protect CERN property and that of its personnel, contractors, visitors and users; and to carry out any urgent or humanitarian operation in order to safeguard the interests of CERN and the environment.

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New and improved first-aid training scheme launched at CERN

Take part in CERN’s new comprehensive first-aid scheme, with two dedicated programmes to learn how to save lives and prevent occupational hazards

Announcement
At CERN
25 April, 2022
At CERN
Announcement
25 April, 2022

Adrenaline rush at LHC Point 5

CERN’s most ambitious emergency response exercise to date took place on 13 November at LHC Point 5, with the involvement of French, Swiss and CERNois safety and rescue teams

News
At CERN
24 November, 2021
At CERN
News
24 November, 2021

Call for volunteers to take part in a realistic emergency response exercise at CMS

The exercise, organised by the CERN Fire and Rescue service in collaboration with the French and Swiss emergency services, will take place at CMS on 13 November

Announcement
At CERN
21 October, 2021
At CERN
Announcement
21 October, 2021

The fire station in the spotlight

The CERN fire station has just had a makeover. A brand new façade and a renovated interior have turned this 1970s building into a modern, functional and energy-efficient fire station

News
At CERN
14 April, 2021
At CERN
News
14 April, 2021

LS2 Report: New fire protection equipment in the SPS

Work is in progress to modernise the fire protection system in the SPS

News
Accelerators
10 December, 2019
Accelerators
News
10 December, 2019

CERN and the HUG – a life-saving partnership

Since 2015, the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) have had a permanent presence at CERN, improving emergency response in and around the laboratory

News
At CERN
15 January, 2018

CERN hosts major international fire and rescue meeting

Some 20 leading firefighters from 13 countries came to CERN from 15 to 19 November for a meeting of experts on fires involving hazardous materials

News
At CERN
10 December, 2017

Fire drill at two CERN buildings

A mock-up fire emergency was organised at two of CERN’s biggest office buildings

News
At CERN
19 October, 2017
At CERN
News
19 October, 2017

CERN and the HUG team up for a rescue exercise

CERN and the HUG combined their efforts in an accident simulation

News
At CERN
28 September, 2017

Fighting fires... with science

CERN firefighters are working with a research centre in the United States to develop more effective firefighting techniques

News
At CERN
25 July, 2016
At CERN
News
25 July, 2016

Les pompiers du CERN se perfectionnent

Sept pompiers du CERN ont été formés à la prise en charge des patients traumatisés.

News
At CERN
25 June, 2016
At CERN
News
25 June, 2016

CMS to improve underground fire-fighting system

The High Expansion Foam System is the last line of defence against fire in the CMS cavern

News
At CERN
24 February, 2014