The EFSCA was created in June 1988 from the will of 3 National schools of fire brigade to exchange regularly on the various aspects of the fire-fighters trainings (France, The Netherlands and United Kingdom).
This association, now, groups all National fire-fighter training centres of the 27 countries of the European Community and the 4 countries of the European Trade Association. The principal aims of the Association are as follows :
 
1. To provide a forum for formal working relationships among the representatives of Member States of European Union, who have the authority to present the views and opinions of their colleges at national level.
2. To inform and influence the European Union in matters concerning education and vocational training (with associated skills, knowledge and  understanding), so as to more effectively meet the training and career development needs of personnel engaged in European Services and fire-related safety organisations.
3. To promote and assist research and development.