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

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

Regions Periods Fires Outdoor fires Object of outdoor fires Cars Number of fires (number) Fires Outdoor fires Object of outdoor fires Cars With damage (number) Fires Outdoor fires Object of outdoor fires Cars Amount of damage (1 000 euro)
Total Netherlands 2013 2,694 . .
North of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 304 . .
East of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 556 . .
West of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 843 . .
South of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 991 . .
Groningen (PV) 2013 94 . .
Friesland (PV) 2013 102 . .
Drenthe (PV) 2013 108 . .
Overijssel (PV) 2013 141 . .
Flevoland (PV) 2013 73 . .
Gelderland (PV) 2013 342 . .
Utrecht (PV) 2013 232 . .
Noord-Holland (PV) 2013 303 . .
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2013 242 . .
Zeeland (PV) 2013 66 . .
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2013 651 . .
Limburg (PV) 2013 340 . .
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
Outdoor fires
An outdoor fire is a fire in the open air, by which no buildings are
involved.
Object of outdoor fires
Cars
Scrap cars included.
Number of fires
With damage
Damage is the direct financial damage by fire.
Amount of damage
If damage has been reported, but the amount of damage is unknown, the
amount is estimated by Statistics Netherlands.