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.
Fewer alarm call-outs fire services last year
In 2012, the number of fire alarms and the number of requests for assistance were down relative to 2011. The average call-out response time remained the same.
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...
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...
Hot summer created more work for fire services
The Netherlands Fire Service control rooms received 245 thousand reports in 2018, 12 percent more than in 2017.
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...
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.
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.