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Falck lands major fire contract in Brazil

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Falck lands major fire contract in Brazil

Falck Industrial Fire Service has signed a long-term deal to protect the largest airport in South America

Falck has made an agreement with GRU Airport to deliver aircraft rescue and firefighting service in the International Airport of Sao Paulo. The airport is the largest in South America with 42,2 million passengers in 2018.

“We are very happy with this new contract. Falck already operates in other significant airports in Brazil, so we are pleased to take on the responsibility in Sao Paulo International as well,” says Erik Petersen, managing director of Falck IFS, Brazil.

He has experienced a broad interest from Brazilian firefighters to join the new Falck team at the airport and Falck will be ready to take over the responsibility at 16 February. Falck will have 86 employees at the airport.

Leader in aviation
In December Falck IFS began delivering rescue and firefighting services for the two largest Scottish airports. Globally, Falck is a leading provider of high-quality aviation rescue and firefighting services.

“This is of course very satisfactory. We have a well-known portfolio within industries like chemical, nuclear and automotive and we have worked really hard to gain this position within aviation. We now have a state-of-the-art global business model at Falck IFS, which gives us an advantage throughout the different industries to the benefit of our partners,” explains Stig Tiedemann, SVP, Falck IFS.

Falck IFS delivers rescue and firefighting services in 15 airports and operates in 14 countries all over the world.

For further information, please contact Falck’s Communications Department on tel. +45 7022 0307.


Falck is a leading international provider of ambulance and healthcare services. For more than a century, Falck has worked with local and national governments to prevent accidents, diseases and emergency situations, to rescue and assist people in emergencies quickly and competently and to rehabilitate people after illness or injury.

Falck operates in 30 countries and has approximately 30,000 employees.


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