Fire services; fire and assistance reports 1985-2013

Fire services; fire and assistance reports 1985-2013

Regions and municipal size Periods Fire reports Total fire reports (number) Fire reports Outdoor fires (number) Fire reports Chimney fires (number) Fire reports Indoor fires Total indoor fires (number) Fire reports Indoor fires Large indoor fires (number) Fire reports Indoor fires Small indoor fires (number) Fire reports False alarm reports By fire alarm system (number)
Total Netherlands 2013 86,881 19,401 1,720 14,326 1,559 12,767 27,828
North of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 7,866 1,965 221 1,293 239 1,054 3,190
East of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 16,861 3,714 500 2,051 362 1,689 8,650
West of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 44,725 9,288 550 8,348 579 7,769 9,147
South of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 17,429 4,434 449 2,634 379 2,255 6,841
Groningen (PV) 2013 2,136 630 55 378 75 303 328
Friesland (PV) 2013 2,894 690 84 486 72 414 1,288
Drenthe (PV) 2013 2,836 645 82 429 92 337 1,574
Overijssel (PV) 2013 5,657 992 162 540 141 399 3,367
Flevoland (PV) 2013 2,140 602 26 236 6 230 1,147
Gelderland (PV) 2013 9,064 2,120 312 1,275 215 1,060 4,136
Utrecht (PV) 2013 5,702 1,153 135 624 78 546 2,959
Noord-Holland (PV) 2013 13,052 2,748 176 2,558 253 2,305 2,315
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2013 24,068 4,852 190 4,893 194 4,699 3,239
Zeeland (PV) 2013 1,903 535 49 273 54 219 634
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2013 11,741 2,878 352 1,904 255 1,649 4,861
Limburg (PV) 2013 5,688 1,556 97 730 124 606 1,980
250.000 and more inhabitants 2013 15,872 3,045 23 3,188 174 3,014 2,092
150.000 to 250.000 inhabitants 2013 9,737 2,024 91 1,269 87 1,182 4,064
100.000 to 150.000 inhabitants 2013 11,814 2,376 106 1,758 129 1,629 4,024
50.000 to 100.000 inhabitants 2013 17,096 3,997 235 2,803 245 2,558 6,092
20.000 to 50.000 inhabitants 2013 25,171 6,045 932 4,135 669 3,466 9,228
Less than 20.000 inhabitants 2013 7,191 1,914 333 1,173 255 918 2,328
Source: CBS.
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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
Large indoor fires
Fire during which the first fire fighting unit that arrived at the
location of the fire, needs support of at least one other fire
fighting unit.
Small indoor fires
Fire during which the first fire fighting unit that arrived at the
location of the fire, doesn't need support of another fire fighting unit.
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.
By fire alarm system
False alarm by a fire alarm system that automatically gives a signal to
the fire brigade.