Danske Beredskaber is an association of all the municipal emergency units in the country and works to develop and improve emergency preparedness in Denmark. As a unified voice for the municipal and joint municipal emergency services, the association's task is to ensure information, dissemination and understanding of the emergency tasks and challenges we face - both now and in the future.
In early 2016, the association was reorganised from a board to a professional secretariat with a secretary, project staff and a communications department. This was in response to the new emergency services settlement, which merged the country's 87 fire services into 24 larger units. With the larger emergency units comes a natural need for coordinated support and sparring in creating a balanced emergency response.
Danske Beredskaber, formerly known as the 'Association of Municipal Emergency Managers', has existed since 1994 and is an association of the 'Danish Association of Fire Inspectors of 1882' and the 'Association of Civil Defence Leaders in Denmark of 1957'. The association came about in the wake of the 1993 Emergency Preparedness Act, which no longer sought to distinguish between wartime and peacetime preparedness, but instead laid the foundations for the overall preparedness we know today.
The Association's primary members are the 28 emergency units.
Events by this association
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 has for decades been a big draw patch with 1.000 visitors and 70 stands.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.
Am 24. Februar 2021 brachten Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat eine parlamentarische Anfrage an den Bundesminister für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege und Konsumentenschutz – damals noch Rudolf Anschober – betreffend Schutz unserer Freiwilligen Feuerwehren ein. Die Anfrage wurde am 22. April 2021 durch den neuen Gesundheitsminister Dr. Wolfgang Mückstein beantwortet.
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.