This table includes information on the number of employees of municipal and regional fire brigades and security regions on 1 January of the reference year. Operational staff are broken down by professional and voluntary status. Since 2005, non-operational fire brigade employees are also included. Operational staff is broken down by rank and non-operational staff by education level. The figures refer to the situation on 1 January of a particular year. Data are available for the Netherlands as a whole and for each security region.
Since 1 January 2011, figures may vary from previous years due to introduction of a new ranking system and a revised questionnaire. Since that date, the questionnaire can be completed consistent with the new ranking system as published in “Het besluit personeel Veiligheidsregio’s” (for details see: Staatsblad 2010, nr 253)”. The “Leidraad Conversie Rangen van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Brandweerzorg en Rampenbestrijding (NVBR)” is used for the translation from function to rank and from the old to the new ranking system.
Since 2012, higher and mid-level ranks are included in one category. This decision was made because a reliable break-down by region cannot be made.
Since 1 January 2011, the definitions of professional, voluntary and non-operational staff are also adjusted.
The security regions Limburg Noord en Brabant-Zuidoost could not deliver data of 2019 before the closingdate of the survey.They agreed that the figures for 2018 are also valid for 2019.
De security regions Kennemerland en Haaglanden have indicated that for 2019 they have reported data with a higher quality than before. They agreed that the figures for 2019 are retroactively also valid for 2018.
Data available from: 2000
Status of the figures:
Figures for the period 2000-2018 are definitive and figures for the year 2019 are provisional.
Changes effective from 20 June 2019:
Figures for the year 2018 are definitive and figures for the year 2019 are added.
When will new figures be published?
There will no be new figures of the year 2020. It is possible that there will be definitive figures for 2019 later in 2019.
|Years||Total staff (number)||Operational staffTotal operational staff (number)||Operational staffProfessional staffTotal professional fire fighter (number)||Professional staffBy rankHigher and mid-level ranks (number)||Professional staffBy rankLower- level ranks (number)||Operational staffVoluntary staffTotal voluntary employees (number)||Voluntary staffBy rankHigher and mid-level ranks (number)||Voluntary staffBy rankLower-level ranks (number)||Non-operational staffTotal non-operational staff (number)|