In Belgium, fire departments are mainly funded by the local governments or by the community. There are 32 rescue zones in Belgium, all of them acting as partly self-reliant corporations, but receiving funds from the federal government. In Belgium, the health and safety of firefighters and citizens are very important. That is why fire departments pay extra attention to fire apparatus and fire equipment before purchasing them.
How does Belgium react to fire emergencies?
Belgium faces many fires annually. The country is very conscious about the danger of fires, especially wildfires around the world. It was one of the fewest countries in Europe, which supported the Brazilian government to fight against the Amazon wildfire. The responsibility Belgian fire departments take when it comes to fire emergencies is obvious if we take a look at a fire truck Belgium. The vehicles are innovative, top-quality and very efficient in terms of space and how firefighting equipment is organized, exactly how we produce at Volkan Fire.
The functionality of a fire truck
Fire apparatus are specialized vehicles, specially designed to respond to a variety of emergencies. Regardless of what many people may think, a fire truck has more functionalities than only fire extinction. There are many types of fire apparatus, such as conventional fire trucks, pumpers, squints, heavy rescue machinery, wildland engines, or aerial ladders. There are about 17,000 firefighters in Belgium, consisting of 5,000 professionals, who mainly develop activities in larger cities, and 12,000 volunteers. Just like in Germany and Austria, Belgian fire departments are mainly manned by volunteers. The common fire truck Brussels is innovative, and easy for firefighters to access the firefighting equipment in the quickest way possible. We are one of the best producers and distributors in Turkey and Europe, with a wide range of fire apparatus, in accordance with the requests of fire departments.