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Staff and organisation

Fire Brigade and Emergency Medical Service of the Brussels-Capital Region (SIAMU/DBDMH) - staff and organisation
Almost 1,000 professional fire-fighters provide emergency services round the clock, seven days a week in Brussels. They carry out 24-hour duty shifts, followed by 72 hours of rest. A duty shift begins at 8.00 am and ends at 8.00 am the following day.

In addition to these fire-fighters, around 150 administrative and technical staff work a 38-hour week.

Within the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, State Secretary Cécile Jodogne (FR) is responsible for the Firefighting and Emergency Medical Assistance.

Operational working method

In operational terms, the Fire Brigade and Emergency Medical Service of the Brussels-Capital Region (SIAMU) consists of five groups, each of which covers part of the city.

Each group comprises four companies (one duty company and three companies at rest). The fire-fighters who make up the duty company are divided up as follows:

1st group

  • Héliport Fire Station
  • Saint-Pierre Ambulances

2nd group

  • Schaerbeek Fire Station

3rd group

  • Delta Fire Station
  • UCL Fire Station
  • Sainte-Elisabeth Ambulance

4th group

  • Anderlecht Fire Station

5th group

  • VUB Fire Station
  • Chênaie Fire Station
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