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Which authority is responsible to set the regulations for the public fire service ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
AustriaCounty Authorities0000-00-00
Belgium Local Authorities
County Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00Remark:
CyprusNational Authorities0000-00-00
Czech Republic County Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00
DenmarkLocal Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandLocal Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00
FranceNational Authorities0000-00-00
GermanyRegional Authorities0000-00-00
Greece National Authorities
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International National Authorities
0000-00-00
IrelandNational Authorities0000-00-00
Italy National Authoritie0000-00-00
LuxembourgLocal Authorities, National Authorities0000-00-00
NetherlandsLocal Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00Remark:
NorwayNational Authorities0000-00-00
PolandNational Authorities0000-00-00
PortugalLocal Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaLocal Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00
Spain Local Authorities
County Authorities
0000-00-00
SwedenLocal Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00
United Kingdom National Authorities
0000-00-00



Can the fire brigade, specifically the operational capability, be provided by a private company ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriayes0000-00-00Remark:
Belgiumno0000-00-00
CyprusNo0000-00-00
Czech Republicno0000-00-00
Denmarkyes0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandno0000-00-00Remark:
Franceno0000-00-00Remark:
Germanyno0000-00-00
GreeceNo0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
Internationalyes0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Italyno0000-00-00
Luxembourgno0000-00-00
Netherlandsno0000-00-00
Norwayyes0000-00-00Remark:
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalno0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniano0000-00-00Remark:
SpainYes0000-00-00Remark:
Swedenno0000-00-00
United Kingdomyes0000-00-00



Which authority provides the majority of the financial resources for the fire service ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
AustriaLocal Authorities0000-00-00
Belgium Local Authorities
County Authorities
National Authorities
Other
0000-00-00
CyprusNational Authorities0000-00-00
Czech Republic Local Authorities
County Authorities
National Authorities
Other
0000-00-00Remark:
DenmarkLocal authority0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandLocal Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00
FranceLocal Authorities
County Authorities
0000-00-00
GermanyLocal Authorities
occasionally province level (regional)
0000-00-00
Greece National Authorities
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International Local Authorities
0000-00-00
IrelandCounty Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00
Italy National Authoritie0000-00-00
LuxembourgLocal Authorities
National Authorities
0000-00-00
NetherlandsLocal authorities0000-00-00
NorwayLocal Authorities0000-00-00
PolandNational Authorities0000-00-00
PortugalNational Authorities0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaLocal Authorities0000-00-00
Spain Local Authorities
County Authorities
0000-00-00
SwedenLocal Authorities0000-00-00
United Kingdom Local Authorities
0000-00-00



What are the activities performed by the fire service ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
AustriaFire prevention
Fire inspection
Investigation
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Radiological emergency response
Fighting fires
Other
0000-00-00Remark:
Belgium Fire prevention
Fire inspection
Urgent sanitary transport
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Mountain and cave rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Radiological emergency resp
0000-00-00
CyprusFire Fighting Fire prevention Fire inspection Investigation Airport accidents Haz-Mats incidents transport accidents Mountain and cave rescue Port accidents Rescue all type0000-00-00
Czech Republic Fire prevention
Fire inspection
Investigation
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Mountain and cave rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Radiological emergency response
Figh
0000-00-00Remark:
DenmarkFire prevention
Fire inspection
Haz-Mats incidents
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Fighting fires
0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandFire prevention
Fire inspection
Urgent sanitary transport
Haz-Mats incidents
Transport accidents
Water rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Radiological emergency response
Fighting fires
0000-00-00
FranceFire prevention
Fire inspection
Investigation
Urgent sanitary transport
0000-00-00Remark:
GermanyFire prevention
Fire inspection
Urgent sanitary transport
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Radiological emergency response
Fighting fires
0000-00-00Remark:
Greece Fire prevention
Investigation
Fighting fires
Forest fires
Technical rescues
Industrial fires
Airport accidents
Port accidents
Rescue all type
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International Fire prevention
Fire inspection
Investigation
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Mountain and cave rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Emergency response for sea pollution
0000-00-00
IrelandFire prevention
Fire inspection
Haz-Mats incidents
Transport accidents
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Emergency response for sea pollution
Radiological emergency response
Fighting fires
Other
0000-00-00Remark:
ItalyFire prevention
Fire inspection
Investigation
Urgent sanitary transport
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Mountain and cave rescue
Command & control
Radiological emergency response
Fighting fires
Other
0000-00-00
LuxembourgFire prevention
Fire inspection
Urgent sanitary transport
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Mountain and cave rescue
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Fighting fires
0000-00-00
NetherlandsFire prevention
Fire inspection
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Mountain and cave rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Radiological emergency response
Fighting fires
Othe
0000-00-00Remark:
NorwayFire prevention
Fire inspection
Haz-Mats incidents
Transport accidents
Water rescue
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Emergency response for sea pollution Fighting fires
0000-00-00
PolandFire prevention
Fire inspection
Investigation
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Emergency response for sea pollution
Fighting fires
Other
0000-00-00Remark:
PortugalFire prevention
Fire inspection
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Mountain and cave rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Fighting fires
Other
0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaFire prevention
Haz-Mats incidents
Transport accidents
Water rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Emergency response for sea pollution
Radiological emergency response
Fighting fires
Other (Civi
0000-00-00
Spain Fire prevention
Fire inspection
Investigation
Urgent sanitary transport
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Mountain and cave rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Emergency
0000-00-00Remark:
SwedenLocal Authorities
Fire inspection
Urgent sanitary transport
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Emergency response for sea pollution
Fighting fires
0000-00-00Remark:
United Kingdom Fire prevention
Fire inspection
Investigation
Haz-Mats incidents
transport accidents
Water rescue
Mountain and cave rescue
Command & control
Emergency response for environmental pollution
Emergency response for sea pollution
0000-00-00



Are ordinary firefighters used in fire prevention work ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriano0000-00-00Remark:
Belgium Other
0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic No
0000-00-00
Denmarkno0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandYes, in building controls
Yes, teaching
0000-00-00Remark:
FranceYes, in building controls
Yes, in technical controls
Yes, teaching
0000-00-00Remark:
GermanyNo0000-00-00
Greece No
0000-00-00Remark:
Hungary0000-00-00
International No
0000-00-00
IrelandNo0000-00-00
ItalySecondary school certificate& specific training0000-00-00
LuxembourgYes, in technical controls
Yes, in maintance of fire-technical equipment for other than the fire service itself
Yes, teaching
0000-00-00
NetherlandsYes, in building controls
Yes, in technical controls
Yes, in maintance of fire-technical equipment for other than the fire service itself
Other
0000-00-00Remark:
NorwayYes, teaching0000-00-00
PolandNo0000-00-00Remark:
PortugalYes, in building controls0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaYes, in maintance of fire-technical equipment for other than the fire service itself
Yes, teaching
0000-00-00
Spain No
0000-00-00Remark:
SwedenYes, in building controls
Yes, teaching
0000-00-00Remark:
United Kingdom No
0000-00-00



Can the fire service's fire prevention work be performed by a private company ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriayes0000-00-00Remark:
Belgiumno0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republicno0000-00-00
Denmarkno0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandno0000-00-00
Franceno0000-00-00
Germanyyes0000-00-00Remark:
GreeceYes0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
Internationalyes0000-00-00
Irelandno0000-00-00Remark:
Italyno0000-00-00
Luxembourgyes0000-00-00Remark:
Netherlandsyes0000-00-00
Norwayno0000-00-00Remark:
Polandyes0000-00-00
Portugalno0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00
SpainYes0000-00-00Remark:
Swedenyes0000-00-00
United Kingdomyes0000-00-00



Are there any other posts, apart from firefighter, considered as fire personnel within the organisation of the fire service ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
AustriaControl room operator (telephonist)
mechanics
other
0000-00-00Remark:
Belgiumadministrative employees. brigade doctor (usually retained or part-time), fire prevention personnel0000-00-00
CyprusNo0000-00-00
Czech Republic Control room operator (telephonist)
mechanics
maintenance personnel
other
0000-00-00Remark:
Denmarkother0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandControl room operator (telephonist)
mechanics
maintenance personnel
0000-00-00
FranceControl room operator (telephonist)
mechanics
maintenance personnel
other
0000-00-00
GermanyControl room operator (telephonist)
mechanics
maintenance personnel
doctors for medical rescue
0000-00-00
GreeceThere are civil servants (administration)0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International Control room operator (telephonist)
0000-00-00
IrelandControl room operator (telephonist)0000-00-00
Italyadministrative personnel, PC operators, designers0000-00-00
LuxembourgControl room operator (telephonist)
mechanics
maintenance personnel
0000-00-00
NetherlandsControl room operator (telephonist)
mechanics
0000-00-00
NorwayControl room operator (telephonist)
Mechanics
Maintenance personnel
0000-00-00
PolandControl room operator (telephonist)
mechanics
maintenance personnel
accountant, financier
0000-00-00
PortugalControl room operator (telephonist)
mechanics
maintenance personnel
other
0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaControl room operator (telephonist)
mechanics
maintenance personnel
other (accountant)
0000-00-00
Spain Control room operator (telephonist)
maintenance personnel
other
0000-00-00Remark:
Swedenmechanics
maintenance personnel
0000-00-00
United Kingdom Control room operator (telephonist)
0000-00-00



What is the predominant shift length for operational shift related firefighters in brigades?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria24 hours0000-00-00
Belgium 12h
0000-00-00
Cyprus120000-00-00
Czech Republic 24h
0000-00-00
Denmark16h0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland24h0000-00-00
France24h0000-00-00Remark:
Germany24h0000-00-00
Greece 8h0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International 10h
0000-00-00
IrelandMixture0000-00-00Remark:
Italy12h0000-00-00
Luxembourg12h0000-00-00
Netherlands24h0000-00-00
NorwayMixture0000-00-00Remark:
Poland24h0000-00-00
Portugal24h0000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia12 hours0000-00-00
Spain 24h
0000-00-00Remark:
Sweden10h0000-00-00
United Kingdom 10h
0000-00-00



Specify shift pattern for operational personnel


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria24 hours shifts0000-00-00Remark:
BelgiumThere is an ad-hoc pattern in each fire service0000-00-00
Cyprus12 on 24 off 12 on 48 off every 42 days one day off0000-00-00
Czech Republic1 work day on - 2 days off (1 work day means 18 work hours + 6 paid alert hours in fire station) - 3 teams0000-00-00
Denmark24 hours on - 48 hours off - 24 hours on - 48 hours off -....
Maximum 87 shifts per year
0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland24 hours shift-72 hours free-24 hours shift etc.
(42 working hours per week)
0000-00-00
France48 watch hours (shift) followed by 72 off (free time)0000-00-00
Germany24 hours shift - 48 hours free
or 24 hours shift - 24 hours free
0000-00-00Remark:
Greece8 -16 - 8 - 8 - 8 - 16 - 8 - 8 - 8 - 16 -8 - 8
or
24h on - 48h off - 24h on
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International2 shifts per day basis:
9 hours day - 9 hours day - 15 hours night - 15 hours night - 4 days off....
0000-00-00
Irelandas mentioned in old project0000-00-00
Italy12 hours on- 24 hours off- 12 hours on- 48 hours off0000-00-00
Luxembourg12h day / 24h off / 12h night / 48h off0000-00-00Remark:
Netherlands24 hours on - 48 hours off....0000-00-00
NorwayAverage of 42 hours per week (4 teams).
The shift plan has a cycle of 4 weeks.
Week days divided in two shifts of 9 hours/15 hours.
Saturday and Sunday, 24 hours shift.
0000-00-00
Poland24hrs duty - 48hrs off - 24 hrs duty ......0000-00-00Remark:
Portugal12h0000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia12 hours day shift - 24 hours off - 12 hours night shift - 48 hours off0000-00-00
Spain24 working hours and 5 days off0000-00-00Remark:
Sweden42 hours a week (10 hours dayshift, 14 hours nightshift) or
48 hours a week with 24 hours shift (1day on - 3 days off)
0000-00-00Remark:
United Kingdom2 shifts per day basis:
9 hours day - 9 hours day - 15 hours night - 15 hours night - 4 days off....
0000-00-00



What is the criterion for determining the location of fire stations ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
AustriaThe criterion is related to attendance time,
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
0000-00-00
Belgium The criterion is related to number of inhabitants
The criterion is related to attendance time
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
0000-00-00
CyprusThe criterion is related to number of inhabitants The criterion is related to attendance time The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk0000-00-00
Czech Republic The criterion is related to number of inhabitants
The criterion is related to attendance time
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
Other
0000-00-00Remark:
DenmarkThe criterion is related to number of inhabitants0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandThe criterion is related to number of inhabitants
The criterion is related to attendance time
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
0000-00-00
FranceThe criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk0000-00-00
GermanyThe criterion is related to attendance time0000-00-00
Greece The criterion is related to number of inhabitants
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International The criterion is related to number of inhabitants
The criterion is related to attendance time
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
0000-00-00
IrelandThe criterion is related to number of inhabitants
The criterion is related to attendance time
0000-00-00
ItalyThe criterion is related to attendance time
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
0000-00-00
Luxembourgno systematic approach (historically founded)0000-00-00
NetherlandsThe criterion is related to attendance time
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
0000-00-00
NorwayThe criterion is related to attendance time0000-00-00
PolandThe criterion is related to number of inhabitants
The criterion is related to attendance time
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
Other
0000-00-00Remark:
PortugalOther0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaThe criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
Other
0000-00-00Remark:
Spain The criterion is related to number of inhabitants
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
0000-00-00
SwedenThe criterion is related to attendance time0000-00-00
United Kingdom The criterion is related to number of inhabitants
The criterion is related to attendance time
The criterion is related to a certain amount of assessed risk
0000-00-00



Is the attendance time calculated for objects or for area ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
AustriaFor area0000-00-00
Belgium For area
0000-00-00
CyprusFor area0000-00-00
Czech Republic For area
0000-00-00
DenmarkFor objects0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandFor area0000-00-00
FranceFor area0000-00-00
GermanyFor area0000-00-00Remark:
Greece For area
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International For area
0000-00-00
IrelandFor area0000-00-00
ItalyFor area0000-00-00
LuxembourgFor area0000-00-00
Netherlands-0000-00-00
NorwayFor objects0000-00-00
PolandFor area0000-00-00
PortugalFor area0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaFor objects0000-00-00Remark:
Spain For area
0000-00-00
SwedenFor objects0000-00-00
United Kingdom For area
0000-00-00



Are levels of operational staffing (functions), vehicles and minimum equipment stated by any law ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriano0000-00-00
Belgiumyes0000-00-00
CyprusConstitution of the Fire Service Decisions of the Fire Service National level0000-00-00
Czech RepublicYes. Fire law No. 133/1985 and Ministry of the Interior Regulation No. 21/19960000-00-00
DenmarkYes. By national law0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Franceyes0000-00-00Remark:
Germanyno0000-00-00
GreeceConstitution of the Fire Service
Decisions of the Fire Service
National level
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
InternationalYES. FIRE SERVICES ACT 1947 - Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council (CFBAC) is the body set up under this act to determine the standards of fire cover, which embrace these issues.0000-00-00
Irelandno0000-00-00Remark:
Italyyes0000-00-00
Luxembourgno0000-00-00
Netherlandsno0000-00-00
Norwayyes0000-00-00Remark:
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalno0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00Remark:
SpainNo0000-00-00Remark:
Swedenno, only for smoke diving (1+4)0000-00-00
United KingdomYES. FIRE SERVICES ACT 1947 - Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council (CFBAC) is the body set up under this act to determine the standards of fire cover, which embrace these issues.0000-00-00



Which of these fire services' operations are regulated by written standard procedures ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
AustriaBreathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
Diving
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
0000-00-00Remark:
Belgium Breathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Diving
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
0000-00-00
CyprusBreathing Apparatus Dangerous goods Radioactivity Diving High rise buildings Basic crew functions0000-00-00
Czech Republic Breathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
Diving
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
Written standards procedures for other relevant operations (specify)
0000-00-00Remark:
DenmarkBreathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
Written standards procedures for other relevant operations (specify)
0000-00-00Remark:
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandBreathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Diving
Basic crew functions
0000-00-00
FranceBreathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
Diving
Basic crew functions
Written standards procedures for other relevant operations (specify)
0000-00-00Remark:
GermanyBreathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
Diving
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
0000-00-00Remark:
Greece Breathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
Diving
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International Breathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
Diving
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
Written standards procedures for other relevant operations (specify)
0000-00-00
IrelandBreathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
Basic crew functions
0000-00-00
ItalyBreathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
Diving
Basic crew functions
Helicopter service
Fire boat service
Mountain and cave rescue
Fire prevention and teaching
Surveillance posts
0000-00-00
LuxembourgBreathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
0000-00-00Remark:
Netherlandsnone0000-00-00Remark:
NorwayBreathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Diving
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
0000-00-00Remark:
PolandDangerous goods
Diving
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
Written standards procedures for other relevant operations
medical rescue
0000-00-00
PortugalNo procedure established by national authorities0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaThere are no written standard procedures on national level (only Ordinance on Fire Service - on local level)0000-00-00
SpainDiving0000-00-00Remark:
SwedenBreathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
Diving
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
Written standards procedures for other relevant operations (specify)
0000-00-00
United Kingdom Breathing Apparatus
Dangerous goods
Radioactivity
Diving
High rise buildings
Basic crew functions
Written standards procedures for other relevant operations (specify)
0000-00-00



Is there any organisation/institution/department which undertakes research and development into new fire-fighting techniques, equipment, and/or fire & smoke dynamics ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriano0000-00-00
Belgiumno0000-00-00Remark:
CyprusNo0000-00-00
Czech RepublicYes. Technical Institute of Fire Protection. It is financed by the Ministry of the interior, and its responsibility is for fire research, research in case of an investigation procedure and, like national authority, approve new fire equipment and fire appl0000-00-00
Denmarkno0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Franceyes0000-00-00Remark:
Germanyno0000-00-00Remark:
GreeceNo
Sometimes by the National Fire Academy
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
InternationalYes. Individual Fire Brigades (financed locally)
Fire Research Station (financed nationally) and
Some Universities (financed locally)
0000-00-00
Irelandno0000-00-00Remark:
Italyyes0000-00-00
Luxembourgyes0000-00-00Remark:
NetherlandsYes. Ministry of the Interior, financed by the national budget0000-00-00
Norwayyes0000-00-00Remark:
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalno0000-00-00Remark:
Slovakia
Sloveniano0000-00-00
SpainNo0000-00-00Remark:
SwedenYes
Swedish Rescue Services Agency
The Swedish Fire Research Board
0000-00-00
United KingdomYes. Individual Fire Brigades (financed locally)
Fire Research Station (financed nationally) and
Some Universities (financed locally)
0000-00-00



Do full-time firefighters have an additional insurance ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriayes0000-00-00Remark:
Belgiumno0000-00-00Remark:
CyprusNo0000-00-00
Czech Republicyes0000-00-00
Denmarkyes0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandno0000-00-00
Franceyes0000-00-00Remark:
Germanyno0000-00-00
GreeceNo0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
Internationalno0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00
Italyno0000-00-00
Luxembourgyes0000-00-00
Netherlandsno0000-00-00
Norwayno0000-00-00Remark:
Polandno0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalno0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00Remark:
SpainYes0000-00-00Remark:
Swedenno0000-00-00
United Kingdomno0000-00-00



Do voluntary firefighters have an additional insurance ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriayes0000-00-00
Belgiumyes0000-00-00Remark:
CyprusNo0000-00-00
Czech Republicyes0000-00-00
Denmarkyes0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Franceyes0000-00-00Remark:
Germanyyes0000-00-00Remark:
GreeceNo0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
Internationalno0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00
Italyno0000-00-00
Luxembourgyes0000-00-00
Netherlandsyes0000-00-00
Norwayno0000-00-00Remark:
Polandno0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalno0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00Remark:
SpainYes0000-00-00Remark:
Swedenno0000-00-00
United Kingdomno0000-00-00



What is the predominant retirement age for full-time firefighters?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria57 - 600000-00-00
Belgium60 - 650000-00-00Remark:
Cyprus55 years - for fire fighters in lower ranks 60 years - Fire Officers higher ranks0000-00-00
Czech Republic60 - 650000-00-00
Denmark 60 - 60000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland650000-00-00
France550000-00-00
Germany600000-00-00
Greece25 years in Fire Service
55 years (average : 52 years) for fire fighters in lower ranks
58 years - Fire Officers higher ranks
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International55 years, compulsory for ranks up to and including station officer. They can retire earlier but must have completed 30 years service.
60 years, compulsory for ranks of assistant divisional officer and above. Again they may choose to retire after 30 yea
0000-00-00
Ireland550000-00-00
Italy65 for officials but they can apply for a 2-year postponement
57 for fire fighters, leading firefighters and senior firefighters , but on request they can work 2 years more.
0000-00-00
Luxembourg550000-00-00Remark:
Netherlands55 years for firefighters up to station officer (brandmeester)
60 years for higher officer ranks
0000-00-00
Norway600000-00-00
Polandwith out age limit0000-00-00Remark:
Portugal650000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia55
32 years of service
0000-00-00
Spain650000-00-00
Sweden58 - 60 years for operational firefighters and lower rank officers.
65 years for higher rank officers
0000-00-00
United Kingdom55 years, compulsory for ranks up to and including station officer. They can retire earlier but must have completed 30 years service.
60 years, compulsory for ranks of assistant divisional officer and above. Again they may choose to retire after 30 yea
0000-00-00



Can a full-time firefighter be retired from the service because of an "accident on duty", that means injury/illness occasioned through his/her employment as a fire-fighter ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriayes0000-00-00
Belgiumyes0000-00-00Remark:
CyprusYes0000-00-00
Czech Republicyes0000-00-00
Denmarkyes0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandyes0000-00-00
Franceno0000-00-00Remark:
Germanyyes0000-00-00
GreeceYes0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
Internationalyes0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00
Italyyes0000-00-00
Luxembourgno0000-00-00
Netherlandsyes0000-00-00
Norwayyes0000-00-00Remark:
Polandyes0000-00-00
Portugalyes0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00Remark:
SpainYes0000-00-00
Swedenyes0000-00-00
United Kingdomyes0000-00-00



If a firefighter can be retired because of an "accident on duty" (injury/illness), is a financial security (income) guaranteed by the service


CountryNo.last updateremark
AustriaYes, amount is dependent on the years of service0000-00-00
Belgium ye0000-00-00
CyprusYes0000-00-00
Czech Republicyes0000-00-00
DenmarkIndividually estimated from case to case.0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandThe general pension system in use is applied, which covers pension(salary) also in case of earlier retirement because of an injury.0000-00-00
FranceNo but through the system of social assistance0000-00-00
GermanyThis is dependent on the years of service, up to 70% is paid0000-00-00
GreeceYes0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
InternationalGuaranteed minimum income dependant upon degree of disability0000-00-00
Irelandas mentioned in old project0000-00-00
ItalyThere is the so-called "pensione privilegiata", a special additional income due to "accident on duty" which varies according to degree of disability. The amount ranges from 100% to 30% of retirement income.0000-00-00
Luxembourg-0000-00-00
NetherlandsApprox. 70 % of the salary earned at the fatal moment.0000-00-00
NorwayIf retired because of illness or injury, the national social security system will take over the responsibility, and the normal income will be about 85 % of the base income.0000-00-00
PolandYes, a firefighter can be retired because of an "accident on duty" (injury/illness). A financial security (income) is guaranteed by the service.0000-00-00
PortugalYes, 100% basic salary0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaNo, the general pension system is applied in case of earlier retirement.0000-00-00
SpainYes, a 100% of the basic wages is guaranteed (complements not included)0000-00-00
Sweden100 % of the salary0000-00-00
United KingdomGuaranteed minimum income dependant upon degree of disability0000-00-00



Does the early retirement from the service depend on the degree of disability ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriayes0000-00-00Remark:
Belgiumyes0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech RepublicYes. The minimum degree depends on what kind of work performs in the fire brigade, and kind of disability according to medical report.0000-00-00
Denmarkno0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Franceno0000-00-00Remark:
Germanyyes0000-00-00
GreeceYes, > 67 %0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
InternationalYes, Lowest category of disability to be retired is 0 to 25%0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Italyyes0000-00-00
Luxembourgno0000-00-00
Netherlandsno0000-00-00
Norwayyes0000-00-00Remark:
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalyes0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00Remark:
SpainYes0000-00-00
Swedenyes0000-00-00
United KingdomYes, Lowest category of disability to be retired is 0 to 25%0000-00-00



In case of early retirement, is the pension/income dependant on the degree of disability ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriano0000-00-00Remark:
Belgiumyes0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republicyes0000-00-00
Denmarkyes0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandno0000-00-00
Franceyes0000-00-00Remark:
Germanyno0000-00-00
GreeceNo0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
Internationalyes0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00
Italyyes0000-00-00
Luxembourgno0000-00-00
Netherlandsyes0000-00-00
Norwayno0000-00-00
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalyes0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniano0000-00-00Remark:
SpainYes0000-00-00
Swedenyes0000-00-00
United Kingdomyes0000-00-00



Are there any restrictions in the personal appearance of operational fire service personnel ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
AustriaBeards prohibited
Restriction of the hair length
Carrying of jewelry at the head
Carrying of rings
Carrying of body jewelry
General safety regulations
0000-00-00
Belgium Beards prohibited
Carrying of jewelry at the head
General safety regulations
Others
0000-00-00
CyprusBeards prohibited Restriction of the hair length 2009-12-01
Czech Republic Beards prohibited
Restriction of the hair length
Carrying of jewelry at the head
Carrying of rings
Carrying of body jewelry
General safety regulations
0000-00-00Remark:
DenmarkBeards prohibited
Restriction of the hair length
0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandGeneral safety regulations0000-00-00
FranceGeneral safety regulations0000-00-00
GermanyBeards prohibited
Restriction of the hair length
Carrying of jewellery at the head
Carrying of rings
Carrying of body jewellery
0000-00-00Remark:
Greece Beards prohibited
Restriction of the hair length
0000-00-00Remark:
Hungary0000-00-00
International Beards prohibited
Restriction of the hair length
0000-00-00
IrelandBeards prohibited Carrying of jewelry at the head2011-10-09
ItalyMinimum height 1.65 m; no tatoos allowed if they damage outer appearance of the applicant0000-00-00
LuxembourgBeards prohibited
Restriction of the hair length
Carrying of jewelry at the head
Carrying of rings
Carrying of body jewelry
Others
0000-00-00
NetherlandsFacial hair obstructing the proper and safe use of breathing apparatus0000-00-00
Norwayno
General safety regulations
0000-00-00Remark:
PolandBeards prohibited
Restriction of the hair length
Carrying of body jewelry
0000-00-00Remark:
PortugalRestriction of the hair length
General safety regulations
Others
0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaRestriction of the hair length
General safety regulations
0000-00-00
Spain No
General safety regulations
0000-00-00
Swedenno0000-00-00
United Kingdom Beards prohibited
Restriction of the hair length
0000-00-00



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