28 Mar 2017

Questions and answers

Women in Fire and Rescue Services

1. Question

Is your national and local Fire and Rescue Service a State or Municipal Service?

  • London Fire Brigade – metropolitan
  • United Kingdom – metropolitan/non-metropolitan, private, nuclear
  • Sweden – municipal, private organisations - nuclear, airport
  • Norway – municipal and private organisations
  • Denmark – municipal and private organisations
  • Slovenia – municipal, private organisations, airport
  • Austria – municipal, private organizations, airport

2. Question

How many operational women firefighters do you have in your Fire and Rescue Service (State or municipal)?

  • London Fire Brigade, UK – 327 – 6.87%

3. Question

How many operational women firefighters do you have in your country? How many chiefs do you have?

  • Sweden: 194 full time – 3.9%, 616 part time – 5.8%, 5 Fire Chiefs
  • Finland: volunteer -10%,
  • England: 1,262 whole time -4.99%, 525 retained duty – 5.5%. One Chief Fire Officer (two from 1 January 2017)
  • Slovenia: 3 full time – 0.4%, 12,000 volunteer – approximately 15%
  • Austria:19,672 – 6% (2015)
  • Norway: 4 full time Fire Chiefs

4. Question

Do you have volunteer Fire and Rescue Services? State whether you have a Brigade/Station/Fire Department/Fire and Rescue Service and what they comprise?

  • UK – none
  • Slovenia – 1,300 fire stations, 15 professional Fire Brigades (stations)
  • Norway – none
  • Sweden – yes
  • Austria – 4,503 fire stations volunteer, 314 Works Fire Brigades, 6 Professional Fire Brigades
  • Finland – 709 fire department 491 volunteers, 200 part time, 18 industrial fire brigades. Full time 112.