Fire services; assistance, object and activities 1985-2013

Fire services; assistance, object and activities 1985-2013

Region and municipal size Years Rescues By fire brigade (number) First aid By fire brigade (number)
Total Netherlands 2013 8,532 1,262
North of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 720 52
East of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 1,761 292
West of the Netherlands (LD) 2013 4,324 679
South of the Netherlands) (LD) 2013 1,727 239
Groningen (PV) 2013 274 19
Friesland (PV) 2013 226 29
Drenthe (PV) 2013 220 4
Overijssel (PV) 2013 466 67
Flevoland (PV) 2013 238 39
Gelderland (PV) 2013 1,057 186
Utrecht (PV) 2013 630 64
Noord-Holland (PV) 2013 2,622 498
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2013 835 77
Zeeland (PV) 2013 237 40
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2013 1,407 212
Limburg (PV) 2013 320 27
250.000 and more inhabitants 2013 2,094 402
150.000 to 250.000 inhabitants 2013 1,009 188
100.000 to 150.000 inhabitants 2013 700 49
50.000 to 100.000 inhabitants 2013 1,425 103
20.000 to 50.000 inhabitants 2013 2,507 340
More than 20.000 inhabitants 2013 797 180
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description

This table contains information on (technical) assistances, other than fire fighting, by the municipal fire brigades. The information concerns:
- assistances in buildings (specified by kind)
- assistances at other locations (specified by location)
- assistances by kind
- victims (dead and wounded)
- rescues (freeing people)
- first aid to victims.
Information about false alarms is not included. Victims, rescues and first aid concerning active fire men is not
included. Also, information about assistances by other organisations (e.g. internal fire brigades in companies) is not included in this table.

The data are available by region, province and groups of cities.

For the year 2008 no information is available for the provinces Noord-Holland, Friesland, the regions North of the Netherlands, West of the Netherlands and municipal size.

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: 20 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

Freeing of people from a situation they cannot free themselves.
It concerns events, not being fires, in which the fire brigade is called
By fire brigade
First aid
Lend of first aid by events, not being fires, in which the fire brigade
is called upon.
Excluding first aid to firemen on duty.
By fire brigade