G.S.A. Training School is certified according to the UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 standards. Its highly qualified training staff designs and delivers training courses according to the rigorous standards of the quality system. G.S.A. is one of the few companies in Italy that are authorized by the Ministry of Interior for the provision of specific courses for emergency management in smaller airports and H1, H2 and H3 class heliports.
G.S.A.’s fire safety agents are chosen after a rigorous selection process among fire fighters already having a solid technical and practical training. Each agent must: attend a theoretical and practical training on fire safety and prevention, according to a program approved by the Ministry of Interior - Fire Department, Public Rescue and Civil Defence; get a physical fitness and aptitude certificate delivered by the Ministry of Interior - Fire Department - Area Occupational Medicine and Medical Education; succeed a technical and practical examination according to Ministerial Decree dated 02/04/1981.

Qualifications of G.S.A.’s staff

  • Technical certificate for fire safety agents working in H1, H2, H3 class helipads, delivered in accordance with Law n. 930/80 and according to the Decree of the Ministry of Interior dated 02/04/1981.
  • Technical certificate for fire safety agents working in airports until the VI category ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) under the Law n. 930/80 and according to the Decree of the Ministry of Interior dated 02/04/1981.
  • Qualification certificate for first rescuers working in type A, B and C facilities, according to the Decree of the Ministry of Health
  • ATEX training certificate for agents working in workplaces that produce explosive atmospheres, according to ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.
  • Airport driving license, according to the Decree of the Ministry of Health n. 388 dated 15/07 2003, delivered by ENAC.
  • Driver license to transport dangerous goods, according to ADR standards.


Specific training
In addition to meeting legal requirements, G.S.A. has a continuing education program carried out in the company’s training facilities in order to develop staff’s technical skills, and train them in the use and operation of equipment and vehicles, as well as in the psychological effects of emergency.
Refresher courses for legally authorized operational staff are regularly programmed:

  • Disaster, crisis and trauma psychology.
  • Operations management and command.
  • Use and maintenance of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
  • IPD sterilization.
  • BLS and BLSD training, according to the Decree of the Ministry of Health n. 388 dated 15/07/2003.
  • Health and Safety at work.