Our history

A tale of commitment and care

From the flames of the Great Christiansborg Castle fire in Denmark in 1884 to de-mining in the aftermath of WWII and the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 – it has always been our mission to take care of people and society whenever there is need for us.

In 1906, Sophus Falck founded Falck based on his experiences in the Great Christiansborg Castle fire. Chaotic rescue work led to a national disaster, and Sophus Falck set up Falck with the mission - first and foremost - to help. And in doing so, he pioneered new ways to deliver efficient and effective emergency response service.

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In his founding manifesto he wrote:

  • Always to assist – whether payment can be expected or not – whenever people, animals or valuables are in danger

  • Always to attempt to prevent and minimize the extent of the damage in the best and quickest way possible whenever an emergency occurs

  • Always to bear in mind that quick assistance is twice the assistance.

Building on one man’s vision for the necessity of organisation, trained professionals and proper equipment to help people in urgent need, Falck has excelled in saving and improving lives for more than a century.

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