The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Falck Safety Services have announced a partnership to offer expanded safety training for transportation and energy industries.

A press release stated the University of Louisiana System's Board of Supervisors voted last week approving the 10-year agreement.

The merger will allow Falck Safety Services to combine two of the company's existing facilities and move them to the university's former Marine Survival Training Center near Lafayette Regional Airport.

Falck’s expertise and global accreditations, together with UL Lafayette’s knowledge and experience educating the industry’s workforce, is an unprecedented way to deliver even better safety training," said Falck CEO Bryan LeCompte."We are going to be the most comprehensive and diversified training center in the region.

In a letter to Dr. Daniel D. Reneau Jr., interim president of the UL System, Savoie noted that “UL Lafayette will benefit through the payment of a fixed fee covering facility costs in conjunction with a revenue sharing model expected to exceed current revenue generated at the facility.”

FSS is the largest global provider in safety and survival training. Falck operates in 45 countries.