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Fire brigades respond more rapidly to alarms
Fire brigades arrive sooner at the scene in the case of chimney and indoor fires. Last year, the dispatch time, i.e. the time interval between receipt of the alarm in the emergency room and departure...
Dutch fire services respond quicker to fire alarms
The departure time of Dutch fire services has improved further in 2009. On average, it takes 5 minutes for fire engines to leave the station after a fire alarm has been received.
Fire service attending to more non-fire incidents
In 2019, the control room of The Netherlands Fire Service processed 238 thousand reported incidents, i.e. 3 percent less than in the previous year. The number of reports and call-outs was up for both...
Number of women in fire services no longer growing
There were 1,571 women firefighters in the Netherlands on 1 January 2009. One year previously there were still 1,586. It is first time since 2000 that the number of female firefighters did not...
Fewer fires, more emergency call-outs in 2010
Nearly 41 thousand fires were registered last year; 23 thousand were outside fires. The number of outside fires has not been this low since the late 1980s.
More alarm call-outs fire services in 2015
In 2015, fire station control rooms received a total of 234 thousand reports of incident, slightly more than in 2014. Over half of these cases were fire emergencies, the other calls were requests for...
Damage caused by fires highest in half a decade
The amount of damage caused by fires totalled 1 billion euro in 2008, the highest amount since 2003. The number of fires declined marginally relative to 2007, but fires claimed more lives.
Traffic performance motor vehicles; kilometres, type of vehicle, territory
Vehicle-kilometers Dutch and foreign vehicles, passenger cars, delivery vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses