Roots in Danish history
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.
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.