Luxembourg’s new national fire and rescue body, the CGDIS, was called out to an incident every nine minutes in its first 12 months in operation, according to the home affairs minister.
In a review of the body, which became operational from 1 July 2018, Taina Bofferding (LSAP) explained on Monday that the service had attended some 55,215 incidents.
Of that number, 42,750 were personal emergencies, most involving an ambulance, a first aid team or the Samu (emergency medical service), personal non-emergencies totalled 5,211, meanwhile, rescue services attended 2,824 incidents involving the rescue of people or animals, also known as technical interventions.
Furthermore, emergency services were called to 1,995 fires and 1,767 road accidents. The busiest day during the CGDIS’s first 12 months was 10 May, when there were 358 trips, more than double the daily average.
The CGDIS is composed of 6,700 volunteers and professionals, of which 90% are firefighters.