The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn has a company fire brigade with 46 employees. For the Furka Base Tunnel, the fire brigade has its fire stations at each end. The firefighters are volunteers who all have another job at the railway. This is also the case for Commander Roland Guntern, who emphasises: “We aren’t a professional fire brigade, but a militia organisation. In Switzerland, this refers performance of public duties as a side job.” As a fire brigade instructor, the 46-year-old regularly conducts training courses. His main job has been as an engine driver for six years. As a result, it makes sense that he is also responsible for training for the new rescue vehicles to be used in the Furka Base Tunnel. The two firefighting and rescue trains stationed at the tunnel exits do not operate with classic locomotives, but each with two Arocs 2642, which are designed as road-rail vehicles and move an ambulance that can be found between them. The trucks always drive into the tunnel backwards, with the first Arocs designed as a firefighting vehicle, followed by an ambulance and finally the second Arocs, which acts as a passenger transporter for up to 30 passengers. In the event of a tunnel fire, the first Arocs can stay at the scene and fight the flames, while the second one pulls the ambulance and the evacuated people into the open.