Twente Safety Campus was born out of an enthusiastic collaboration to establish a fire training centre at the former site of Twente Airfield in 2008. The Campus has since evolved into the meeting place for safety innovation and development. Here, the fire brigade, police, emergency services (GHOR), educational organisations and businesses work with a number of partners including Tactus, Traffic Safety Netherlands, TNO, RIVM, etc. The Campus is also a household name abroad, and teams from a variety of different European countries regularly attend training courses on large-scale disasters. We develop leading and innovative concepts in close co-operation with the University of Twente, Saxion Universities and a number of businesses. We also teach primary school children and the elderly how to react in dangerous situations. Our inspiration stems from developments in society and our environment. We respond rapidly to current events. With realistic simulations, professional research and experienced-orientated education.
“Twente Safety Campus was founded on the logical concepts of thinking, doing and experiencing for yourself – concepts that clearly reinforce one another. Bringing so many inspiring partners together under one roof, not only enables you to develop collective solutions; it also delivers innovative and often unexpected insights ... in fact, our campus is literally buzzing with knowledge and ideas. Experiences are constantly being shared and those who work here radiate enthusiasm, creativity and passion. That’s because we witness the positive results of our work on a daily basis - from basic child safety awareness to the use of drones in a disaster situation.
The future? Our aim is for Twente Safety Campus to evolve into the leading European (physical and digital) meeting place, where people can continue to be surprised and inspired. Because the ideas that are generated here help to make our world safer.”Albert Gieling, Section Head of Knowledge and Competence at Twente fire brigade and actively involved in the development of Twente Safety Campus since 2008: