Fire services; fires, victims and rescues, employees, costs 1985-2013


This table contains information about activities by the municipal fire brigades. The information concerns:
- the number of fires the fire brigade turned out for
- the number of victims due to these fires
- the number of people rescued from these fires
- the number of fires with damage and the amount of financial damage (1985 up to 1993)
- the number of employees of the fire brigade (up to 2006)
- the amount of fire fighting equipment (up to 2004)
- the expenditures by municipalities for the fire brigade.

For fires, there is a registration of departure, driving and response times and a distinction between chimney fires, indoor and outdoor fires. The fires are separated by object of location (e.g. residential buildings, office buildings, verges).

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 and West of the Netherlands.

For the year 2009, no information is available about both fire and assistance reports in the Provinces Noord-Holland, Flevoland, the regions East Netherlands and West Netherlands.
Furthermore, there is no data available on fires in residential buildings in 2009.

The amount of financial damage is not available from 1994 onwards. The figures about the amount of damage per object type were not reliable. Because of technical reasons not all the regional breakdowns are available at this moment.

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.

Fire services; fires, victims and rescues, employees, costs 1985-2013

Regions Periods FiresTotal fires (number) FiresIndoor firesTotal number of indoor fires (number) Residential buildingsSingle-family dwellingNumber of fires (number) Residential buildingsOther dwellingsNumber of fires (number) FiresOutdoor firesTotal outdoor fires (number) Victims and rescuesDead (number) Victims and rescuesWounded (number) Victims and rescuesRescues (number) Costs fire brigadeTotal costs (x mln euro) Costs fire brigadeCosts per inhabitant (euro)
Total Netherlands 2000 45,999 13,910 2,505 4,344 30,426 62 1,227 1,045 522 33
Total Netherlands 2001 46,494 14,277 2,402 4,149 30,513 73 1,322 1,299 585 37
Total Netherlands 2002 46,507 14,192 2,313 3,895 30,491 70 1,195 1,220 664 41
Total Netherlands 2003 53,953 13,928 2,336 3,443 38,297 85 1,139 1,107 723 45
Total Netherlands 2004 43,038 13,040 2,125 3,283 28,301 74 1,085 920 755 46
Total Netherlands 2005 43,199 13,147 2,095 2,974 28,547 67 1,013 567 799 49
Total Netherlands 2006 49,770 14,272 2,300 3,124 33,758 80 1,073 586 862 53
Total Netherlands 2007 47,327 14,801 2,087 2,799 30,980 68 843 576 943 58
Total Netherlands 2008 45,354 14,423 2,097 3,088 29,074 97 874 880 1,017 62
Total Netherlands 2009 47,071 15,420 . . 29,704 57 1,018 609 1,094 66
Total Netherlands 2010 42,031 15,563 1,942 3,155 24,370 65 955 588 1,125 68
Total Netherlands 2011 41,936 14,478 1,892 2,831 25,652 63 911 641 1,102 66
Total Netherlands 2012 35,815 14,381 1,824 2,385 19,693 72 807 699 1,107 66
Total Netherlands 2013 35,447 14,326 1,697 2,429 19,401 92 720 476 1,104 66
Source: CBS.
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