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 Fires without damage (number) Fires Fires by departure time Less than 2 minutes (number) Fires Fires by departure time 2 - 3 minutes (number) Fires Fires by departure time 4 - 6 minutes (number) Fires Fires by departure time More than 6 minutes (number) Fires Fires by driving time Less than 4 minutes (number) Fires Fires by driving time 4 - 6 minutes (number) Fires Fires by driving time 7 - 8 minutes (number) Fires Fires by driving time 9 - 10 minutes (number) Fires Fires by driving time More than 10 minutes (number) Fires Fires by response time Less than 5 minutes (number)
Total Netherlands 2013 35,447 . 2,350 14,532 12,358 6,207 10,163 10,826 11,405 1,417 1,636 1,771
North of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 3,479 . 109 786 1,452 1,132 1,005 1,279 745 218 232 103
East of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 6,265 . 238 1,670 2,633 1,724 2,050 2,134 1,442 291 348 214
West of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 18,186 . 1,204 9,446 5,431 2,105 4,816 4,390 8,001 453 526 1,019
South of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 7,517 . 799 2,630 2,842 1,246 2,292 3,023 1,217 455 530 435
Groningen (PV) 2013 1,063 . 34 296 423 310 329 403 210 67 54 34
Friesland (PV) 2013 1,260 . 54 320 521 365 375 450 291 68 76 54
Drenthe (PV) 2013 1,156 . 21 170 508 457 301 426 244 83 102 15
Overijssel (PV) 2013 1,694 . 24 386 736 548 518 484 542 67 83 42
Flevoland (PV) 2013 864 . 63 397 257 147 237 343 148 61 75 49
Gelderland (PV) 2013 3,707 . 151 887 1,640 1,029 1,295 1,307 752 163 190 123
Utrecht (PV) 2013 1,912 . 111 614 830 357 676 700 387 76 73 82
Noord-Holland (PV) 2013 5,482 . 739 2,621 1,443 679 1,936 1,869 1,229 197 251 597
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2013 9,935 . 325 6,059 2,707 844 1,820 1,521 6,280 146 168 308
Zeeland (PV) 2013 857 . 29 152 451 225 384 300 105 34 34 32
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2013 5,134 . 432 1,612 2,185 905 1,664 2,052 790 288 340 241
Limburg (PV) 2013 2,383 . 367 1,018 657 341 628 971 427 167 190 194
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
Fires by departure time
Departure time is the time between the moment the fire brigade receives an
alarm call and the moment the first vehicle leaves the station.
Less than 2 minutes
2 - 3 minutes
4 - 6 minutes
More than 6 minutes
Fires by driving time
Time needed to get from the station to the place of incident.
Less than 4 minutes
4 - 6 minutes
7 - 8 minutes
9 - 10 minutes
More than 10 minutes
Fires by response time
Response time is the sum of departure time and driving time. Departure
time is the time between the moment the fire brigade receives an alarm
call and the moment the first vehicle leaves the station. The driving
time is the time needed to get from the station to the place of incident.
Less than 5 minutes
Fires without damage