FEU Statement on Climate change / wildfires

  • 3 November 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

The Federation of the EUropean fire officers (FEU) held a seminar on "Climate change and wildfires in particular" at the 52nd FEU Council meeting in Madrid on 3 November 2022. It raised many important aspects and contained many good, forward-looking proposals on the subject. Following this seminar, the FEU is releasing a statement "Call for an integral and coordinated approach to wildfires" which you find herewith.

FEU Statement on DEI at Council Meeting Helsinki 14-15 June 2022

  • 14 June 2022
  • Veli-Pekka Ihamaki

FEU Statement:

Inclusiveness is a fundamental value for fire and rescue services.


  • 9 June 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

4th May - International Firefighters' Day - Ukraine

  • 28 April 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on 4th May. On this date you are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all.


Research on Flue Gas Cooling

  • 28 April 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

What is the best way to cool flue gases? The Netherlands Institute for Public Safety (NIPV) investigated different methods and extinguishing systems to cool flue gases.

FEU in direct contact with the State Emergency Service Ukraine

  • 12 April 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

Since the beginning of the war between Russia and Ukraine, the FEU has been intensively working to help the State Emergency Service Ukraine by actively matching supply and demand of firefighting equipment. The FEU has first line contact to Ukrainian fire officers and knows how to convey the needs directly to its network. This week there was an online meeting between the general Serhiy Kruk and his deputies from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine and the FEU presidium.

European Fire Safety Award for the Erasmus+ funded ‘BFireSafe@School’ project

  • 11 April 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

The Leitrim County Council fire service won the prestigious European Fire Safety Award for 2021 for the Erasmus+ funded ‘BFireSafeatSchool’ project at the 6th International Safety Education seminar (www.ises2021.eu) held in Croke Park Dublin recently.

Officer Development Program 2022, a successful pilot

  • 28 March 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

Last week, 18 European fire officers started the Officer Development Programme (ODP). The goal of the programme is to gain a better understanding of the strategic issues that are important for the fire service in Europe, now and in the future. The participants worked on their individual leadership skills and worked together on strategic assignments.

Help for the Ukrainian firefighters

  • 24 March 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

The Federation of EUropean fire officers, together with the Lithuanian National Fire Officers Alliance and the Rimantas Kaukenas Foundation, is urgently requesting help for Ukrainian firefighters.

Spreading like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires

  • 23 March 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

Wildfires are becoming more intense and more frequent, ravaging communities and ecosystems in their path. Recent years have seen record-breaking wildfire seasons across the world from Australia to the Arctic to North and South America. With global temperatures on the rise, the need to reduce wildfire risk is more critical than ever.

Launch Officer Development Program

  • 21 March 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

18 European fire officers will embark on the Officer Development Programme.

FEU helps Ukraine

  • 9 March 2022
  • Stephan Wevers

FEU helps Ukraine

That it took a war to show the role of the FEU in its purest form was unforeseen and certainly not the intention. Yet, during these first weeks of war between Russia and Ukraine, the FEU as a network of European Fire Officers has already proved its worth.

Statement of support for Ukraine

  • 28 February 2022

Statement of support for Ukraine

We send from Federation of EUropean fire officers all good wishes and mental strength to our skilled, brave and selfless colleagues in the fire and rescue services in Ukraine. Under very difficult conditions, they fight to save the lives and values of a country under continued attack. We wish you all the best, and you must know that you are in our thoughts - and in our hearts - constantly.

Stephan Wevers

Fireman's humour: culture and processing

  • 10 February 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

Fireman's humour: culture and processing What role does humour play within the fire service culture in general and specifically when dealing with major incidents? Researcher Karin Dangermond/NL investigated this as part of her PhD research. The article with the results was published in HUMOR International Journal of Humour Research.

FEU on YouTube

  • 7 February 2022
  • Anja Strootman-Baas

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