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​Falck named Company of the Year

Press release   •   Aug 27, 2019 06:00 UTC

Falck CEO Jakob Riis receives the award from Colonel Lennie Fredskov, military coordinator at InterForce in the Capital Region. Photo: Hélène Mogensen de Monléon

InterForce recognizes Falck's support for the armed forces and for employees in the military reserves

Falck has been named InterForce Company of the Year. The InterForce Award is awarded to a company that actively supports InterForce and demonstrates an understanding of the needs of the armed forces and needs of the Home Guard to draw on its employees. This can be related to exercise activities within the country's borders, the desire to make an effort for Denmark in an international mission, or the need to be able to support the defence and the police at short notice.

"For many years, Falck has consistently demonstrated a willingness to bridge the gap between the defence and civilian business and to allow employees to live the military part of their identity for the benefit of the defence of Denmark," said Colonel Lennie Fredskov, military coordinator at InterForce in the Capital Region, in his recommendation speech to Falck.

Support and goodwill
He also emphasized that since the Balkan War and when Denmark was military involved in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, Falck has been positive in allowing leave to those of their employees in the ambulance service who are part of the military reserves - and most often at short notice. The colonel emphasized that in this way the sanitary forces have been provided with competent health care resources through a civilian effort - even though Falck has a strict operation.

"To this day, Falck continues to provide comprehensive support for the defence, including providing volunteer personnel for the Emergency Response, and has most recently expressed its continued goodwill by releasing specialists for the governmental emergency response on international missions,” said Colonel Lennie Fredskov.

"For many years Falck has therefore been a role model for all the civilian companies that have employees connected to the defence."

Proud Falck CEO
Falck CEO Jakob Riis received the award on behalf of the company, and he does not hide the fact that the award means a lot to him and to Falck.

“The InterForce Award for Company of the Year is a very positive recognition of the long-term work in Falck to support both the armed forces and the colleagues at Falck that are part of the military reserves. I was very proud to hear the recommendation, which acknowledged the ambulance colleagues and their participation in deployments and training of the military ambulance people,” says Jakob Riis.

“I want to make our colleagues with military background more visible, because they are an asset to Falck all over the world. It aligns with Falck's goal of making a difference to health and safety."

InterForce is a collaboration between the defence and the private and public sectors on using the military reserve and the Home Guard's volunteers, collectively referred to as the military reserves, so that the total resources are utilized to the best possible extent. InterForce is supported by more than 1,800 companies.

Falck is a leading international provider of ambulance and healthcare services. For more than a century, Falck has worked with local and national governments to prevent accidents, diseases and emergency situations, to rescue and assist people in emergencies quickly and competently and to rehabilitate people after illness or injury.

Falck operates in 30 countries and has approximately 30,000 employees.