Fire services; fire and assistance reports 1985-2013

Table description


This table gives information about reports, including false alarm reports, made to the municipal fire brigades.
Both fire reports and assistance reports are included.
The fires are divided into outdoor fires, indoor fires and chimney fires. Assistances are divided into assistances in buildings and assistances on other locations.

The data are available by region, province and groups of cities.

For the year 2008, no information is available about both fire and assistance reports in the provinces Noord-Holland, Friesland, the regions North of the Netherlands, West of the Netherlands and the division of cities with the two highest numbers of inhabitants.

For the year 2009, no information is available about both fire and assistance reports in the provinces Noord-Holland, Flevoland, the regions East of the Netherlands, West of the Netherlands and division of cities.


Data available from 1985 to 2013.

Status of the figures:
The data are final.

Changes as of: 6 January 2017
The data on 2013 are final and the table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable.
This table is replaced by the following tables:'Branden en hulpverleningen; meldingen bij de brandweermeldkamer, regio', 'Branden en hulpverleningen; alarmering van de brandweer, regio' en 'Branden; reactietijden van de brandweer, regio' (only in Dutch). See section 3 for links to relevant tables.

Description topics

Fire reports
Reports of fire fighting; including false alarm reports.
Total fire reports
Outdoor fires
Open air fires that in general don't involve buildings.
Indoor fires
Fire in a more of less confined area in buildings.
Total indoor fires
Chimney fires
A chimney fire is a fire that is restricted to the chimney-pot.
False alarm reports
A false alarm is an alarm call when there is no fire. This includes
intentional false alarms.
Total false alarm reports
Total false alarm reports
Assistance reports
Reports about activities other than fire fighting, for example
freeing/rescuing people, opening doors and averting and remedying
flooding; including false alarm reports.
Total assistance reports
False alarm reports
A false alarm is an alarm call when there is no need for assistance. This
includes intentional false alarms.