05 March 2020
Swiss Fire Brigade Association 150th Anniversary
The Swiss Fire Brigade Association was founded 150 years ago. Our special stamp is designed to show gratitude to the 85,000 men and women who work to keep their fellow human beings safe. Firefighters in Switzerland are poised day and night to rescue fellow citizens and to avert any loss or damage. Some of these firefighters are of course professionals, but the vast majority of them (over 98%) are from the militia. The Swiss Fire Brigade Association (SFV) represents the interests of these individuals. It provides training and networking, works in public relations and also has substantial dealings with the organization Feuerwehr Koordination Schweiz (FKS), authorities, partner organizations and politicians. The Swiss Fire Brigade Association also aspires to help shape specialized training and transfer knowledge nationwide.