Copenhagen Fire Department

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A Copenhagen fire engine

The Copenhagen Fire Department (Danish. Hovedstadens Beredskab, formerly Københavns Brandvæsen) forms the largest municipal fire brigade in Denmark with some 500 fire and ambulance personnel, 150 administration and service workers, and 35 workers in prevention.[1]

History[edit]

The brigade began as the Copenhagen Royal Fire Brigade (Københavns kongelige Brandvæsen) on 9 July 1687 under King Christian V. After the passing of the Copenhagen Fire Act on 18 May 1868, on 1 August 1870 the Copenhagen Fire Brigade became a municipal institution in its own right. In 1898, its responsibilities were extended to include the Ambulance Service. The Helmeted Firemen Service was inaugurated in 1930 and the Civil Contingency Planning Department in 1998.[2] The fire department has its headquarters in the Copenhagen Central Fire Station located behind the City Hall. Designed by Ludvig Fenger in the Historicist style, it was inaugurated in 1892.[3]

Fire stations[edit]

Tomsgården Fire Station

Copenhagen Central Fire Station[edit]

Copenhagen Central Fire Station )Danish: Københavns Hovedbrandstation) is located to the rear of Copenhagen City Hall.

Christianshavn Fire Station[edit]

Christianshavn Fire Station (Christianshavn Brandstation) is located at Markmandsgade 15 in Christianshavn.

Frederiksberg Fire Station[edit]

Frederiksberg Fire Station (Frederiksberg Brandstation) is located on Howitzvej (No. 26( in Frederiksberg. The building is part of a complex which also comprises Solbjerg Church and Frederiksberg Courthouse..

Fælledvej Fire Station[edit]

Fælledvej Fire Station (Fælledvej Brandstation( is located on Fælledvej (No. 20 A( in Nørrebro.

Østerbro Fire Station[edit]

Østerbro Fire Station (Østerbro Brandstation) is located on Østbanegade (No. 89) in Østerbro.

Vesterbro Fire Station[edit]

Vesterbro Fire Station (Vesterbro Brandstation( is located on Enghavevej (Bo. 168-170) in Kongens Enghave.

Tomsgården Fire Station[edit]

Tomsgården Fire Station (Tomsgården Brandstation) is located at Frederikssundsvej 83 B in Bispebjerg.

Glostrup Fire Station[edit]

Glostrup Fire station (Glostrup Brandstation) is located at Bryggergårdsvej 3 in Glostrup.

Hvidovre Fire Station[edit]

Hvidovre Fire Station (Hvidovre Brandstation) is located at Avedøre Havnevej 37 in Hvidovre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Copenhagen Fire Brigade". Københavns Kommune. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of the Copenhagen Fire Brigade". Københavns Kommune. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hovedbrandstationen" (in Danish). Københavns Bransvæsen. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

da:Københavns Brandvæsen