List of Dutch Practitioner Networks
Having in mind the different types of large-scale incidents a sub-division of the practitioners networks in those from Police, Fire brigade, Emergency medical services, various types of technical rescue, NGOs involved in disaster management is considered helpful for reaching out to them in the different incidents.
The following table presents Dutch networks and associations of practitioners from the field of crisis management.
Fire & Rescue Services
|Brandweer Nederland||Brandweer Nederland comprises
Emergency Medical Services
|GGD GHOR NL||GGD GHOR Nederland is the umbrella organisation of the GGDs and GHOR regions.
|Rode Kruis NL||The Netherlands Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest humanitarian network.||website|
|V&VN Ambulancezorg||With 105,000 members, V&VN (Verpleegkundigen & Verzorgenden Nederland) is the largest professional association in the Netherlands. V&VN is there for nurses, carers and nursing specialists.||website|
Regional There are similar regional organizations in the Netherlands
|GGGD Zuid-Limburg||The South Limburg Medical Health Service is a joint arrangement established by the 16 municipalities in South Limburg. The municipalities have the task of representing the interests in the area of public health in their municipality; they determine the health policy and manage it.||website|
|KNRM||The Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (Royal Dutch Rescue Society) helps and rescues people in distress on the water.||website|
|Politie||The Dutch National Police is called the “Politie” and consists of 25 regional police forces plus the National Police Services Agency. It is assisted by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, a military entity which, during peacetime, performs the duties of a normal police service.
The Regionale Eenheid Limburg is the relevant organisation for the Dutch case team.
|NeBeDeAgPol||NeBeDeAgPol is a working group of police authority directors in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. It was founded more than 50 years ago and is a police initiative to collaborate on a trilateral level in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.
The Euregio Police Information & Cooperation Centre (EPICC) in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine is made up of about 30 Belgian, German and Dutch police officers, as well as representatives of the Dutch judiciary.
In The Netherlands there is no separate civil protection organization; the related tasks are provided by the 25 safety regions.
|VRZL||The Veiligheidsregio Zuid-Limburg VRZL is one of the 25 safety regions of our country. Within VRZL, the 16 municipalities, Fire Department, Police and the Regional Medical Assistance Organization (GHOR, part of GGD Zuid Limburg) work together to be able to act as effectively as possible in the event of a disaster or crisis. Based on the joint arrangement, each municipality in the region is a participant in VRZL and therefore co-responsible for the administrative and organizational management of the organization.||website|
|NIPV||The Nederland instituut Publieke Veiligheid NIPV is the public knowledge institute that connects and strengthens safety regions, central government and crisis partners with research, education, support and information.