The Netherlands Fire Service
Tel: + 31 (0)26 355 24 55
Country area: 41,526 km2
Number of inhabitants: 16 million.
Capital city: Amsterdam
Number of inhabitants in Amsterdam: 800,000
Emergency number: 112
Number of fire fighters in The Netherlands:
5,000 career fire fighters
20,000 volunteer fire fighters
Number of fire stations in The Netherlands: around 1000
(Source: Pompiers d’Europe, 2008)
The numbers of career and volunteer firefighters were updated in June 2018.
The Netherlands Fire Service has the ambition to be a respected and constructive partner in international cooperation.
In the years 2012 – 2014, the Netherlands Fire Service had several reorganisations in the Netherlands Fire Service which resulted among other things in the following changes:
the founding of the Fire Service Netherlands as a partnership in our country (instead of Nederlandse Vereniging voor Brandweerzorg en Rampenbestrijding). Within the Fire Service Netherlands the 25 Fire Brigades are cooperating in many areas.
the founding of a body for international collaboration. So the Fire Service Netherlands can act as the national committee for the CTIF as a single point of contact.
As president of the Netherlands Fire Service, Stephan Wevers is also the chair of this CTIF Netherlands National Committee.
The back-office is hosted by the Fire Service Netherlands organisation in Arnhem.
Physical visiting adress:
Kemperbergerweg 783, Arnhem
6816 RW Arnhem
Post Box: 7010
6801 HA Arnhem
Telefoon+ 31 (0)26 355 24 55