The control room Northern Netherlands will be in operation for exactly ten years on Sunday. There is a lot of attention for the anniversary on social media.
112 reports for the fire brigade, police and ambulance are processed in the Northern Netherlands control room. The emergency units are also managed. The control room was put into operation in November 2011. The 112 reports were processed by regional emergency centers in Groningen, Leeuwarden and Assen. The fireworks disaster in Enschede in May 2000 and the New Year’s fire in café De Hemel in Volendam clearly indicate to the emergency services that one large retrospective alarm center is better equipped for major disasters and calamities in which men can act more decisively.
Press on the button
The move in 2011 could also be exciting. The emergency room was first moved from Leeuwarden to Drachten, followed a week later by Assen. Groningen was the last in line. The discovery took place at the push of a button with the control room at Hanzeplein, and 112 telephone calls and call requests from beatings were received in Drachten. Everything was going to go well until the very last moment. But the move without any problems. What is special about the Northern control room is that it covers three regions.
The message of the tenth anniversary did not go unnoticed on social media on Sunday: “Today is the day: Control Room Noord-Nederland has been operational for 10 years. Proud of who we are and what we do!” Tjitske says on Twitter: “That pride is completely justified. Your dispatchers offer a firm, knowledgeable, calm and empathetic support to people in acute temperatures. That’s so valuable! Congratulations on this anniversary and all the best to you all.” Fred writes: “We have been working together for 10 years and continuously progressive in helping!”
OOG Tv made a report in 2011 about the last day that the control room in Groningen on the Hanzeplein was in operation:
— Control Room Northern Netherlands (@MeldkamerNN) November 28, 2021