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Number of public fire brigades (all types, except those covering airports and private brigades covering industrial risks)


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria45612014-10-05Remark:
Belgium2500000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic90470000-00-00Remark:
Denmark1120000-00-00
Estonia2008-10-01
Finland4470000-00-00
France1000000-00-00Remark:
Germany285220000-00-00
Greece2220000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International570000-00-00
Ireland330000-00-00
Italy10000-00-00Remark:
Luxembourg2390000-00-00
Netherlands5070000-00-00
Norway4010000-00-00Remark:
Poland35830000-00-00Remark:
Portugal4300000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia13110000-00-00
Spain1250000-00-00Remark:
Sweden2500000-00-00
United Kingdom570000-00-00



Number of public firefighters employed and paid full-time


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria25002014-10-05
Belgium50000000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic92370000-00-00
Denmark13390000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland50000000-00-00
France422950000-00-00
Germany327930000-00-00
Greece110000000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International387650000-00-00
Ireland12180000-00-00
Italy328950000-00-00
Luxembourg1380000-00-00
Netherlands43000000-00-00
Norway26630000-00-00
Poland282830000-00-00Remark:
Portugal28470000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia7860000-00-00
Spain155000000-00-00Remark:
Sweden20000000-00-00Remark:
United Kingdom387650000-00-00



Number of industrial firefighters employed and paid full-time


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria7530000-00-00Remark:
Belgiumnumber not available0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic22920000-00-00Remark:
DenmarkData not available0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland1000000-00-00
Franceno data available0000-00-00
Germany63210000-00-00
Greece00000-00-00Remark:
Hungary0000-00-00
International7800000-00-00Remark:
Ireland2014-10-06
Italy10000000-00-00
Luxembourg410000-00-00
NetherlandsData not available0000-00-00
Norway2600000-00-00Remark:
Poland25000000-00-00Remark:
Portugal4670000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia1770000-00-00
Spain 1400000-00-00Remark:
Sweden500000-00-00Remark:
United Kingdom7800000-00-00Remark:



Number of public firefighters employed and paid for part-time duties (Retained)


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria00000-00-00
Belgium00000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic53360000-00-00Remark:
Denmark37890000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland40000000-00-00
France2076000000-00-00Remark:
Germany00000-00-00Remark:
Greece45000000-00-00Remark:
Hungary0000-00-00
International18 1700000-00-00
Ireland19700000-00-00
Italy200000000-00-00Remark:
Luxembourg00000-00-00
Netherlands213000000-00-00Remark:
Norway99600000-00-00Remark:
Poland00000-00-00
Portugal46680000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia00000-00-00
Spain00000-00-00Remark:
Sweden120000000-00-00
United Kingdom18 1700000-00-00



Number of not regularly paid voluntary firefighters


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria3120000000-00-00
Belgium115000000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic438430000-00-00Remark:
Denmark13200000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland129000000-00-00
France00000-00-00
Germany11017970000-00-00
Greece55000000-00-00Remark:
Hungary0000-00-00
International1460000-00-00
Ireland00000-00-00
Italy30000000-00-00
Luxembourgno0000-00-00
Netherlands00000-00-00
Norway00000-00-00
Poland4800000000-00-00
Portugal194600000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia1138000000-00-00
Spain40000000-00-00Remark:
Sweden40000000-00-00
United Kingdom1460000-00-00



Ratio of public firefighters per 1000 inhabitants


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria25,90000-00-00Remark:
Belgium1,40000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic 5,0000-00-00Remark:
Denmark1,30000-00-00Remark:
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland0,460000-00-00Remark:
France4,150000-00-00Remark:
Germany140000-00-00Remark:
Greece0,1 %0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International1,0310000-00-00Remark:
Ireland0.880000-00-00
Italy0,570000-00-00
Luxembourg-0000-00-00
Netherlands1,70000-00-00Remark:
Norway2,90000-00-00Remark:
Poland0,70000-00-00Remark:
Portugal10000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia580000-00-00
Spain0,490000-00-00Remark:
Sweden2,50000-00-00Remark:
United Kingdom1,0310000-00-00Remark:



Total costs of public fire services.


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriano data available0000-00-00
BelgiumNo national figures are available. There is a lack of national statistics about this matter.0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic 918450000000-00-00Remark:
Denmark149 395 457 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland301507 ?0000-00-00
France1 829 388 160 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Germanyno national data available0000-00-00
Greece238000000 ?0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International834000000 ?0000-00-00
Ireland100000000 ?0000-00-00
Italy1295000000 ?0000-00-00
Luxembourg17000000 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Netherlands462000000 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Norway196 765 330 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Poland216341689 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Portugal-0000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia16670000 ?0000-00-00
Spain559000000 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Sweden 5232550000000-00-00Remark:
United Kingdom834000000 ?0000-00-00



Professional firefighters' official regular working hours


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria56 h/week0000-00-00Remark:
Belgium12h system: 38 h/week
24 h system: 52 h/week
0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic1936 hours / year + 968 paid alert hours in the fire station0000-00-00
Denmark24 hours shift..............................2 088 hours/year
Normal working hours .................1 924 hours/year
0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland42 hours / week0000-00-00
France1800 h/year0000-00-00
Germany50 - 54 hours / week in 24 h shift system
38,5 hours / week in 8h system
0000-00-00Remark:
Greece37,5 hours per week by law In fact 48 hours per week0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International42h / week0000-00-00Remark:
Ireland42 hrs / week0000-00-00Remark:
Italy36 hrs / week0000-00-00
Luxembourg40 hours / week0000-00-00Remark:
Netherlands2 400 to 2 640 hours/year (100 to 110 days in 24 hours shifts)0000-00-00
Norway42 hours/week0000-00-00Remark:
Poland40 hours/week in daily system, 216 hours/month in shift system0000-00-00
Portugal48 h/week0000-00-00Remark:
Slovakia
Slovenia40 hours/week0000-00-00Remark:
Spain1550 h/year0000-00-00Remark:
Sweden42 hours/week0000-00-00Remark:
United Kingdom42h / week0000-00-00Remark:



Professional firefighter salary per working hour


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria10 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Belgium11 - 18 ? fire fighters
>21 ? higher ranks
0000-00-00Remark:
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic4 ?
2 ? per alert hour
0000-00-00Remark:
Denmark15,47 ?0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland8,7 ?0000-00-00Remark:
France15 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Germany11,00 EUR fire fighters
22,00 EUR higher ranks
0000-00-00
Greece9,75 ?0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International5.68 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Ireland25?0000-00-00
Italy21,174 ?0000-00-00
Luxembourg26 ?0000-00-00
Netherlands25 ?0000-00-00
Norway12,5 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Poland9,21 ?0000-00-00
Portugal5,7? for professionals
2,8 ? if employed by the municipality
0000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia6,25 ?0000-00-00
Spain12 ?0000-00-00Remark:
Sweden11 - 12 ?0000-00-00
United Kingdom5.68 ?0000-00-00Remark:



Specify the average percentage of the working time of a firefighter spent attending emergency calls (including transport to and from incidents)


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriano data available0000-00-00
BelgiumNo representative figures are available on national level.0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic15%0000-00-00
DenmarkData not available0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland15 %0000-00-00
France170000-00-00
Germanyno representative figures are available on national level0000-00-00
Greece1,5 hour per emergency call0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International7% (approximate)0000-00-00
Ireland13%0000-00-00
Italy30%0000-00-00
Luxembourgno data available0000-00-00
Netherlands5 - 15%0000-00-00
NorwayData not available, but probably less than 3 %.0000-00-00
Polandaverage 70 intervention per fire units including voluntary0000-00-00Remark:
Portugal-0000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia5 - 17 % (depending on fire brigade)0000-00-00
Spain5%0000-00-00Remark:
Sweden6,9%0000-00-00
United Kingdom7% (approximate)0000-00-00



How many firefighters does a fire brigade need on average to cover permanently one working post ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria3,40000-00-00
Belgium5,50000-00-00Remark:
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic4,250000-00-00Remark:
Denmark4,20000-00-00Remark:
Estonia0000-00-00
Finland5,20000-00-00
France3,750000-00-00Remark:
Germany4,40000-00-00Remark:
Greece50000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International4,750000-00-00Remark:
Ireland50000-00-00
Italy1,30000-00-00
Luxembourg 5,0000-00-00
Netherlands40000-00-00Remark:
Norway4,250000-00-00Remark:
Poland4,750000-00-00Remark:
Portugal50000-00-00
Slovakia
Slovenia4,750000-00-00Remark:
Spain60000-00-00
Sweden50000-00-00
United Kingdom4,750000-00-00Remark:



Percentage of the different types of emergency calls:


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austria
Fire 23%,
Rescue of people and animals 20%,
Traffic 23%,
Hazmat 3%,
other technical interventions 31%
0000-00-00
Belgium
No representative figures are available on national level.
2011-10-02
Cyprus
0000-00-00
Czech Republic
Fire calls (except forest).......................?....28%
Forest fires...................................................2%
Rescue (traffic, mountain, water...etc.)?....?23%
Ambulance.............................................?..0%
Haz-M
0000-00-00
Denmark
Fire calls (except forest).............................60,7%
Forest fires................................................ 2,0%
Rescue + Technical Assistance.. ..... 0,3%
Ambulance....................................................0%
0000-00-00
Estonia
0000-00-00
Finland
Fire calls?????????????..25 %
Technical assistance(rescue)???..37,5 %
False alarms???????????.. 37,5 %
In those fire departments in which there is ambulance service, the numbers above are different.
0000-00-00
France
fire 5%, Assistance to people in distress 30%, technical assistance 12%, others 4% - RETRANSMITTED CALLS: transports by ambulance 5%, police 15%, technical assistance to motorists 5%, informations 5%, errors 19%
0000-00-00
Germany
1 Fire calls = 23,8 % 2 technical assistance = 43,8 % 3 False alarms=20,6 4 Other = 11,8 %
2011-03-27
Greece
fire = 45 %
technical rescue = 50 %
flase alarms = 2 %
others = 3 %
(year 1998-1999)
0000-00-00Remark:
Hungary
0000-00-00
International
Fire calls (including forest fires)..........................43,5%
Technical Assistance, Rescue, HazMatz, etc.....16,1%
False alarms....................................................31,4%
Malicious false alarms..................................
0000-00-00
Ireland
Fire calls (except forest).............................50%
Forest fires................................................17%
Rescue (traffic, mountain, water...etc.)..........8%
Ambulance(see notes................................. 0%
2010-05-09Remark:
Italy
1=31.96%, 2=16.31%, 3 and 4=3.37%, 5=48.36% (no longer required assistance, animals salvage, forcible entry, ambulance service, helicopter service)
0000-00-00
Luxembourg
-
0000-00-00
Netherlands
Fire calls 42%
Ambulance 0%
Technical Assistance 26%
False alarms (including malicious) 32%
TOTAL (131 244 calls) 100%
0000-00-00
Norway
Fire calls 10908 = 19.3%,
Ambulance 17172 = 30,5%,
Technical Ass. 8124 = 14,4%,
False alarms = 20072 = 35,6%,
TOTAL. 56276 = 99,8 %
0000-00-00Remark:
Poland
Fire alarms 54,5%,
Technical assistance 41,4%,
False alarms 4,1%
0000-00-00
Portugal
Fire calls 5%
Ambulance. 10%
Technical Assistance . 10%
False alarms.75%
0000-00-00Remark:
Slovakia
Slovenia
1=38%, 2=21,7%, 3=14,5%, 4=1,1%; 5=24,8% (Rescue=17,1%, HazMat=7,7%)
2010-10-21
Spain
fires 30% - / rescue 50% - / technical assistance 18% - / false alarms 2
0000-00-00Remark:
Sweden
Fire calls (except forest).............................26%
Forest fires................................................9,2%
Rescue (traffic, mountain, water...etc.)........18,4%
Haz-Matz..................................................2,1%
Fa
0000-00-00
United Kingdom
Fire calls (including forest fires)..........................43,5%
Technical Assistance, Rescue, HazMatz, etc.....16,1%
False alarms....................................................31,4%
Malicious false alarms..................................
0000-00-00



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