Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department

The Ministry of Security and Justice is responsible for security policy (police and fire department). The Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department is the implementing body for basic fire department services, emergency services and disaster relief.

Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius

One Fire Department has been set up for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, comprising three local brigades. Within the brigade, there is room for island-specific tasks and island risks are taken into account. In addition, a new police force has been set up. The forces are well prepared, schooled and trained and have good equipment and proper accommodation.


  • Training of current staff members, among other things for the positions of commander, mechanic, team, prevention specialist, training leader and instructor.
  • Creating exercise opportunities on the islands.
  • Design of a National Diploma for the courses.
  • (Joint) acquisition of equipment and training of force members to maintain it.
  • Developing and elaborating disaster relief plans.
  • Training and practicing by the organisations that works together in disaster relief.
  • Recruitment and appointment of volunteers/part-timers.
  • Construction of a central, always occupied control room.
  • Emergency assistance intensification.



Bonaire Fire Department
Address Kaya International 9
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
Emergency 911
Tel +599 717 5600

St. Eustatius

Fire Department barracks St. Eustatius
Address Concordiaweg z/n
Oranjestad, St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands
Emergency 919
Tel +599 318 2715
+599 318 2360
+599 318 2726
Fax +599 318 2817


Saba Fire Department
Address Power Street 2
The Bottom, Saba, Caribbean Netherlands
Emergency 911
Tel +599 416 3710
Flat point
Tel +599 416 2210