fire department

Fire raging in a car company on Schaafstraat in Amsterdam-Noord, 7 Mar 2017
Mar 7 '17 08:23

A large fire is raging at a car company on Schaafstraat in Amsterdam-Noord on Tuesday morning. Firefighers are at the scene in large numbers to try and prevent the fire from spreading, the Telegraaf reports.

The fire started around 7:00 a.m. How it started is as yet unclear. A massive plume of smoke can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. A supplier of cleaning products is located next to the burning car company and is in danger of falling prey to the flames.

Mar 6 '17 09:03

A SWAT team arrested a 28-year-old asylum seeker after he set two small fires in the asylum center in the Brabant town of Grave on Sunday, NU.nl reports.

The fires started around 7:00 p.m. A police spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl that the a 28-year-old resident of the asylum center was arrested on suspicion of arson.

Investigation in the Hartjesbos along Weerseloseweg in Enschede after a body was found in the forest, 1 Mar 2017
Mar 2 '17 11:45

On Wednesday afternoon two hikers discovered the body of a man in Hartjesbos along Weerseloseweg in Enschede. The police have not released any information on who the victim is or how he died, only saying that it is an adult male, AD reports.

Ambulance
Feb 13 '17 07:49

A total of 16 people were taken to various Rotterdam hospitals on Sunday night to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. The poisonous gas was released into their homes by a faulty heating system in their apartment building on Wuysterstraat in Rotterdam-Zuid, RTL Nieuws reports. 

A spokesperson for safety office Veligheidsregio Rotterdam-Rijnmond confirmed to the broadcaster that all 16 people were hospitalized and that their current conditions are unclear. He added that he expects they will all be able to return home in short order.

Nose
Feb 7 '17 14:30

Fire departments in the provinces of Gelderland, Brabant and Limburg have been receiving reports of a strange stench in the provinces since the early hours of Tuesday morning. The first report came in at the Brabant-Noord fire department around 2:00 a.m., ANP reports. 

According to the fire department, whatever is causing the smell seems not to be in the Netherlands. Rather an easterly wind is blowing the smell into our country. What exactly is causing the smell is still unclear. The fire department made inquiries in Germany, but so far there is no explanation. 

Firefighters' gear
Feb 3 '17 13:45

An Amsterdam firefighter appeared in court on Friday to fight his suspension for discirminatory behavior. This happened one day after Mayor Eberhard van der Laan discussed a about the culture within the city's fire department with the General Affairs committee. Van der Laan promised improvement, AT5 reports.

Ambulance
Feb 3 '17 07:25

A hair stylist was set on fire by a masked man in his hair salon in Enschede on Thursday night. According to the police, it was a targeted attack. The perpetrator is still at large.

According to the police, a masked man entered the hair salon on Kottendijk around 6:20 p.m. while the hair stylist was still working on a client's hair. The perpetrator poured a flammable liquid over the stylist then set him on fire. 

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Jan 20 '17 12:45

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has no good word to say about the Amsterdam fire department in a recent letter to the municipal council. According to him, discrimination is the order of the day in the fire department, recruitment is based on a white male culture and leaders do not intervene or show exemplary behavior. The general image of the letter is that the Amsterdam fire department is great at extinguishing fires, but the general culture is rotten, Het Parool reports.

Willemswerf building in Rotterdam
Jan 19 '17 09:30

A cable break was responsible for an in which one man was killed and another critically injured on Wednesday. According to the police, the cable connecting the counterweight broke and the lift shot upwards, with disastrous consequences, RTV Rijnmond reports.

Firefighter rescues young boy from thin ice in Rosmalen; January 2017
Jan 10 '17 12:00

A video of emergency services in Rosmalen rescuing a boy who got stuck after sledding on too thin ice was posted on Facebook ans watched over 1.3 million times in less than three days. 

Ice skating
Jan 9 '17 14:50

The Roosendaal fire department made skaters' night on Friday by rushing water to the Iceworld Roosendaal ice rink on Markt. Employees were unable to spray the rink with water themselves, because the pipes were frozen, Weekblad De Bode reports.

Instead of letting their skaters down, the Iceworld employees called the fire department for help. Firefighters rushed over, sprayed the ice rink with water and saved the skaters' pleasant skating evening. 

Some of the firefighting water ended up on the road. The road was sprinkled with salt to prevent it turning slippery.

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Jan 4 '17 12:35

A car parked at the Kronenburg shopping center in Arnhem went up in flames during the early hours of Friday morning. The police believe arson was involved and launched an investigation. This is the sixth car fire in Arnhem this week, the Gelderlander reports.

The fire was discovered around 3:00 a.m. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, but not much is left of the car.

Roy Poortman
Jan 3 '17 14:30

Barneveld police officer Roy Poortman was, along with colleagues and firefighters, twice pelted with fireworks over New Year's. In an open letter to the perpetrators behind the fireworks bombs, he calls them cowards and thanks them for the damage to his hearing and a fun evening overall.

Dec 30 '16 08:08

At least three retail properties were destroyed in a fire that started in a clothing shop in the center of Delfzijl early on Friday morning. According to the fire department, there is a good chance that the clothing store will collapse, RTV Noord reports.

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Dec 30 '16 07:53

A ship carrying hazardous substances including benzene crashed into te John. S. Thompson Bridge over the Maas river in Grave, Noord-Brabant on Thursday night. The environment and residents of Grave are in no direct danger due to the collision, a spokesperson for the local safety office Veiligheidsregio Gelderland-Zuid said to NU.nl.

According to the police, the ship collided with a pillar of the bridge on the N324 in Grave and Nederasselt. This was likely caused by reduced visibility due to thick fog. 

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Dec 27 '16 07:35

A man was inured in a shooting on Vier Heemskinderenstraat in Amsterdam around 11:15 p.m. on Monday. He was taken to hospital, the police said on Twitter. His condition is unknown.

According to RTV Noordh-Holland, a mobile medical team and the fire department responded to the shooting. The victim was strapped to a stretcher and hoisted from an apartment on the second story. The police say that the shooting happened in a home. 

The victim was still conscious when helped arrived, according to the police.

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Dec 15 '16 13:55

The police are investigating whether arson was involved iin a fire on a train at Amsterdam's Sloterdijk station on Wednesday night. The fire was relatively quickly extinguished, but did delay train traffic between Sloterdijk and Haarlem for hours afterwards.

According to the Telegraaf, the train was on its way to Beverwijk, but stopped in Sloterdijk when smoke was smelled. All passengers got out of the train unharmed. The train was then moved to outside the station, about 200 meters away, where firefighters got to work extinguishing the fire. 

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Dec 14 '16 15:20

Four prison guards and one prisoner were taken to hospital on Wednesday morning to be treated for smoke inhalation in a fire in De Schie prison on Professor Jonkersweg in Rotterdam. Two of the injured inhaled a large amount of smoke, but no one is in life-threatening danger, a spokesperson for the fire department said to newspaper AD.

Dec 12 '16 07:18

The police shot and injured a man after a fire in an apartment building in Zwolle on Monday morning. He was taken to hospital with injuries in his leg, according to De Stentor.

The fire started in the apartment building on Van der Laenstraat around 2:30 a.m. on Monday. The building was evacuated. After the fire was extinguished and the fire department started cleaning up, several shots were fired.

Police
Dec 5 '16 08:34

Nine homes on Slotermeerlaan in Amsterdam were evacuated on Monday morning due to a risk of explosion, caused by ATM bombers leaving explosives behind after being interrupted in their bombing by the police, AT5 reports.

According to the police, the ATM bombers were interrupted by a police car driving by while they were still planting their explosives. They fled on a scooter, leaving a van and the explosives behind on the street, near Plein '40-'45.

Firefighters
Nov 30 '16 07:20

Eight people were injured in a fire at an instituion for young people with intellectual disabilities in Schagen during the early hours of Wednesday morning. They were all treaed for smoke inhalation, four of them were hospitalized AD reports.

The fire started around 1:20 a.m. in complex Schar in Schagen. Firefigters responded en masse. An hour later the entire complex was evacuated, with residents taking shelter in a back building. By 2:30 a.m. the fire was under control.

The cause of the fire is unclear. 

Nov 29 '16 09:49

A fire in a home on Streng in the Drenthe town of Emmer Compascuum left one of the residents dead on Tuesday. Anoter resident, a 53-year-old woman, was arrested for suspected involvement in the fire, NOS reports.

The arrested resident was injured in the fire and was first taken to hospital for treatment. A 29-year-old man who also lives in the home was also injured. 

The residents of three surrounding homes had to be evacuated. The fire was extinguished and the police are now investigating in the home, according to the Telegraaf.

Firefighters at the scene of a fire on Slimmeweg in Amsterdam, 29 Nov 2016
Nov 29 '16 08:52

Asbestos was released in a fire in a wearhouse on Slimmeweg in Amsterddam early on Tuesday morning. Nearby schools were ordered to remain closed on Tuesday while the authorities are clearing away the carcinogenic substance, Het Parool reports.

The fire broke out around 2:00 a.m. Firefighters got it under control about three hours later. Air measurements showed that asbestos was release. According to the newspaper, the fire raged inside Urban Garden store Dutch4Green.

Fallen tree on A9 highway near Amstelveen blown over by first autumn storm of the season, 20 Nov 2016
Nov 21 '16 07:41

The Netherlands had its first autumn storm of the season on Sunday. Five people were injured in Arnhem when deck screens were blown over and hit them. And reports of damage came in from accross the country, NOS reports. 

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