There are 25 safety regions in the Netherlands. The fire stations work together within these safety regions. For example, maintenance and central purchasing of equipment is provided for each region, firefighters are trained and retrained and exercises are organized. Because the forces work together, certain tasks are performed more efficiently and more tasks are tackled jointly. In the event of major incidents and disasters, we also quickly deploy sufficient people and resources through joint control rooms.
Less fires, fewer victims, less damage
No fire department is the same. There are subjects that every force has to deal with, such as response times, the reduction of empty reports, wildfires and operational management. We will tackle this nationally, with an eye for regional differences. Whether it concerns rules and guidelines, methods and equipment or knowledge and quality. This is done unanimously and decisively within the Netherlands Fire Service. With the aim: less fires, fewer victims, less damage.
Fire brigade Netherlands: one program, five task fields
The Netherlands Fire Service is an alliance of all fire brigades, led by the Council of Fire Commanders (RBC). The 25 regional fire commanders together form this council. The RBC has an executive committee with a chairman and five program leaders. The program leaders are each responsible for the task areas of the National Fire Service Program:
- Risk Management and Fire Safe Living
- Incident response
- Professional competence and knowledge
- Crisis management
- People and management
Representatives within the FEU
Gerard van Klaveren
Gerard is Chief Fire Officer at Limburg Fire Brigade in the Netherlands. Connect to Gerard through Linkedin
Diemer is director and Regional Commander at Veiligheidsregio Noord- en Oost-Gelderland in The Netherlands. Connect to Diemer through Linkedin
Events by this association
Do you want to keep up with the latest developments in firefighting at home and abroad? Then keep 7 and 8 October free in your agenda. More than 30 interesting and educational sessions are scheduled. The full programme will follow soon. We will meet each other digitally in any case, and if the weather allows it, even in real life. Switch on whenever you want and get inspired!Read more
We are delighted to inform you that the 6th International Safety Education Seminar - ISES 2021 will take place at the Croke Park conference centre in Dublin on December 7th and 8th, 2021.
The dates for INTERSCHUTZ have been changed, with the event now taking place from 20 to 25 June 2022. The decision to reschedule the world's leading trade fair fire, rescue, civil protection and safety/security was taken by Deutsche Messe after a process of thorough deliberation and intensive discussion with key market players.
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Der neue Landesfeuerwehrinspektor, Herbert Österle, hat am Donnerstag, den 1. April, offiziell sein Amt angetreten.
Every year, Danish Emergency Management Organization holds its traditional Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting is the largest fire and rescue fair in Denmark and the Nordics and has for decades been a big draw patch with more than 1.000 visitors and 70 stands.
LINKS ‘Strengthening links between technologies and society for European disaster resilience’ is a project financed by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.