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

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

Regions Periods Fires Total fires (number) Fires Indoor fires Total number of indoor fires (number) Fires Indoor fires Object of indoor fires Residential buildings Single-family dwelling Number of fires (number) Fires Indoor fires Object of indoor fires Residential buildings Other dwellings Number of fires (number) Fires Outdoor fires Total outdoor fires (number) Victims and rescues Dead (number) Victims and rescues Wounded (number) Victims and rescues Rescues (number) Costs fire brigade Total costs (x mln euro) Costs fire brigade Costs 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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Table description


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.

Description topics

Fires
Total fires
Indoor fires
An indoor fire is a fire in a more or less confined space, for example in
buildings.
Total number of indoor fires
Object of indoor fires
Residential buildings
Single-family dwelling
Number of fires
Other dwellings
Flat, house with a porch, block of flats with an entrance hall,
maisonette, a detached house, gallery flat, high-rise flat and villa.
Number of fires
Outdoor fires
An outdoor fire is a fire in the open air, by which no buildings are
involved.
Total outdoor fires
Victims and rescues
Victims are persons who die by fire or are injured by it. This includes
fire fighters.
Dead
Persons, including fire fighters, who die by fire.
Wounded
Persons that had to be transported to the hospital because of injuries
caused by fire, as well as fire fighters who couldn't continue their
duties, because of their injuries.
Rescues
Persons that were rescued from a situation they
couldn't come out of by themselves.
Costs fire brigade
Net expenses of the fire brigade, as justified on function 120 of
the municipal account.
Total costs
Until 2006, the costs for the total Netherlands have been based on the
municipal account of the year concerned.
Since 2004, the costs per province or region have been based on the
estimated account of the year concerned.
From 2007 onwards the costs per province or region are based on the
municipal account.
2010 is not final and based on the estimated account.
Costs per inhabitant
Until 2006, the costs for the total Netherlands have been based on the
municipal account of the year concerned.
Since 2004, the costs per province or region have been based on the
estimated account of the year concerned.
From 2007 onwards the costs per province or region are based on the
municipal account.
2010 is not final and based on the estimated account.