Falck is the largest international ambulance service provider in the world and also the world's largest private fire fighting operator. The ambulance service, fire fighting activities and patient transport are organised in our Emergency business area.
Falck provides ambulance services to the general public in 18 countries in close collaboration with the authorities. Falck has almost 2000 ambulances which respond to more than two million emergency calls each year: people who are critically ill, women in labour and accident victims. Falck also participates in a large number of other prehospital schemes including rapid response units with paramedics, nurses and doctors and also including emergency helicopters.
Click to watch a short film about Falck EMS.
Falck bought its first ambulance in 1907, and this ambulance was the first automobile ambulance in Scandinavia. Today, Falck provides 85% of all Danish ambulance operations. In the 1990s, Falck ambulances were put into operation in Poland and Sweden, and after the turn of the millennium also in a number of other European countries. In 2006, Falck became the largest ambulance company in Slovakia via an invitation for tenders for Slovakian ambulance services. Since 2010, Falck has been operating ambulances in USA, and in 2011, Falck established itself in six Latin American countries followed by Sri Lanka in 2012.
In 1922, Falck became a fire service and soon Falck’s fire brigades fought fires in most of Denmark. Today Falck provides fire fighting services in two thirds of the Danish municipalities, closely cooperating with the authorities. Since 2010, Falck has offered fire services outside of Denmark and obtained contracts in Brazil, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Click here to watch a short film about firefighting.
Countries where Falck offers Emergency services: