The reorganisation of the national emergency services will make Gasperich the new home for the fire brigade, the 112, and the CGDIS.
The Grand Duke paid a visit to the new national emergency and fire services centre on Friday, accompanied by the Minister for Home Affairs Taina Bofferding, the head of CGDIS and its executive committee. The 5-acre site is expected to come into service in 2021 as the new national fire and emergency services' centre (CNIS) and will be one of the most modern barracks in Europe.
Training facilities will be installed for the fire brigade between the Vauban school and the Gluck roundabout. The training ranges on all kinds of incidents: work-related accidents and fires are among the many simulation options. A special silo enables officers to practice for water-related incidents, including the simulation of canalisation systems and lakes.
The location of the new centre is ideal, as all highways are seconds away.
The 141-million euro project, funded by the Luxembourgish government and the city council, is scheduled to operate from September 2021 onwards.